Press Kit: Young Professionals
The average age of a Pyithu Hluttaw MP is 59 with more than 50% of MPs between the age 60 and 82.
The number of 15-24 year olds are estimated at about 9 million (out of a population of over 50 million). (MOFA Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
Myanmar’s opening up to the outside world means opportunities for its young people, but many young people are not qualified for any but the most basic job.
52.50% of 15-24 year olds in Myanmar were estimated to be employed in 2011 (ILO)
The ILO estimates 40 percent of world’s 160 million jobless are between the ages of 15 and 24, and that 85 percent of the 1 billion in that age bracket live
in developing countries.
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