World Cities Day

News in Brief 31 October 2018

  • ‘Resilience and sustainability’: Necessary investments for global urbanization
  • One-month goal for UN to re-launch Yemen peace talks
  • Mushrooms battle some of humanity’s greatest challenges – UN-backed report
Audio -
3'2"

Weekly migration of 1.4m to cities can contribute to ‘disasters’

The migration of some 1.4 million people every week to cities around the world “can strain local capacities, contributing to increased risk from natural and human made disasters’” according to the United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres.