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A safe, healthy and successful transition from adolescence to adulthood is the right of every child, but often that decade of life is filled with challenges that slow adolescents’ rights to be educated, healthy, skilled, and empowered. UNFPA works with the authorities to include the needs of the adolescents and youth in the development of sexual and reproductive health and rights-related policies and strategies on youth, with a focus on disadvantaged groups. UNFPA assists in the creation of advocacy platforms to promote investment in marginalized adolescents and youth. Partnering with other institutions and relevant stakeholders, UNFPA is working on strengthening of youth peer education, as well as the development and revision of teaching content on life skills and comprehensive sexuality education for schools. By the provision of evidence on reproductive health needs of youth, UNFPA is addressing the issue of early marriage and adolescent pregnancies.