If the voices of slum-dwellers are ignored in the New Urban Agenda for world cities, adopted by UN Member States in October, then it “will fail”.
Although air travel accounts for less than two per cent of the emissions that contribute to global warming, the aviation industry is doing its part to protect the environment.
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When it comes to the New Urban Agenda for world cities, action needs to start at “the base” and not come from the top-down.
The risk of “outright violence” against the LGBT community is growing in cities but hopes are high that a newly-adopted agenda for future urban living will create more “safe spaces”.
Cities of the future will have an expanded “social safety net,” including more “digital food” for the needy, according to the deputy chief of the World Food Programme (WFP).
To combat urban crime, mayors and other city authorities should not only rely on the police services, but should also encourage community participation in safety and security efforts.
The adoption of a new agenda to transform the world's cities will be "useless" unless countries and cities implement it.
Road safety is “a basic human right for children,” according to the Malaysian-born actress and UN Development Programme Goodwill Ambassador,
A new initiative has been launched to raise awareness about the health impacts of air pollution which the World Health Organization (WHO) calls “an invisible kil