Published on: 11/10/2019

 

 

Adolescents and youth are a priority in UNFPA’s mandate and in all advocacy efforts and programmes worldwide. In South Africa, 41% of the national population is made up of young people between the ages of 14 and 35 years. The South African National Youth Policy places a commitment towards prioritising the needs of young people with respect to education, health and well-being, economic participation and social cohesion.