Boys outnumber girls in the world — UN report

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Countries are urged to invest in girls as the majority of the world's 10-year-olds live in developing countries, while girls are substantially outnumbered by boys, a UN report has said on Friday.

"Almost 9 in 10 of the world's 10-year-olds live in developing countries where girls face obstacles to equal education, healthcare and safety,'' the report said.

According to Daniel Baker, regional humanitarian coordinator and head of the fund's Jordan country office, failure to invest in girls is nothing less than planned poverty.

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