New Urban Agenda

Building cities of the future a “collaborative effort”: former Kigali mayor

Building the cities of the future is going to involve “collaborative effort,” requiring good leadership and realistic expectations.

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“Bold new course” needed on urbanization: UN deputy chief

A “bold new course” is needed across the UN system to address the challenges of urbanization in the 21st Century, the UN deputy chief said on Tuesday.

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Indigenous in Canada “marginalized” in cities “for decades”

Indigenous people in Canada have been marginalized when it comes to city life “for many decades” with women and girls suffering a “disproportionate level of violence.”

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If slum-dwellers’ voices are ignored, new cities agenda “will fail”

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”.

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UN Gender Focus: South Sudan, LGBT community and Sustainable Development Goals

South Sudan at “tipping point” warns woman activist

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“Action is at the base” implementing New Urban Agenda for Africa

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.

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Risk of “outright violence” increasing against LGBT in cities

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”.

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Gains of Habitat III will be "useless" without effective implementation

The adoption of a new agenda to transform the world's cities will be "useless" unless countries and cities implement it.

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UN and Africa: focus on Somalia elections, New Urban Agenda and CAR

Somalia electoral season begins

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UN Gender Focus: New Urban Agenda, Yazidis and Haiti hurricane response

New Urban Agenda guarantees rights of women and girls

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