New Delhi: The union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will inaugurate the G20 Co-branded Event on Health and Well-being of Adolescents and Youth organized in collaboration with Partnership for Maternal, Newborn, Child Health (PMNCH) in New Delhi on Tuesday.
This global gathering aims to highlight the health and well-being needs of 1.8 billion adolescents and youth worldwide. During the event, the government will present their insights to improve the health and well-being of youth and deliberate future strategies required to meet their challenges. ‘The world is home to 1.8 billion individuals aged 10-24, with India having the largest youth population.
These young individuals represent an asset for any nation and investing in their health and well-being plays a critical role in achieving economic growth and development targets.
Recognizing the tremendous demographic dividend of the youth population, the G20 Co-branded event will emphasize the need to invest in the health and well-being of adolescents and youth," health ministry statement said. “One of the objectives of the G20 co-branded event is to empower youth as change-makers in society, as well as foster dialogue and engagement among policymakers, government officials, experts, partner agencies, and youth icons from G20 nations," it said.