"Girls matter" to sustainability and growth of the whole world

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A group of girls from Diai, a village near Toulépleu, Côte d’Ivoire. UN Photo/Abdul Fatai Adegboye

Vulnerable girls in their early teens are the Sustainable Development Goal, or "SDG generation", whose well-being should be the standard by which we judge the success of the ambitious 2030 Goals.

That's according to Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), speaking ahead of World Population Day on Monday.

He told Matthew Wells why they'd chosen this year's theme of "Investing in Teenage Girls" and why it was so important to help them thrive by 2030.

Duration: 3'48"

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