Around 900 million people will move to cities in Africa over the next 35 years, according to a director of the African Development Bank, who is attending the UN’s Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador.
The rights of women and girls to enjoy full equality, living in safe and sustainable cities, are “guaranteed” under the New Urban Agenda adopted this week at the UN’s Habitat III conference.
“All migrants will be protected” in the world’s cities if governments stick to new global standards for urban living, agreed this week at the UN’s Habitat III conference in Ecuador.
National politics are important “but the 21st Century will be based on cities” and not countries, according to the mayor of Canada’s second city, Montréal.
The rush to leave the countryside for cities in the past used to leave the current President of the UN General Assembly feeling heartbroken.
Transforming the world “for the better” means transforming our towns and cities through sustainable development and planning.
“Strong” new building codes are one of the ways that Ecuador is aiming to “build back better”, six months on from an earthquake which killed more than 650 people.
The process of urbanization has “huge potential and also huge risks” according to the senior UN official leading the biggest conference on world cities in 20 years.