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Inequality in cities: an issue at the heart of our New Urban Agenda

Cities have the responsibility to manage many aspects of urban life, from the provision of basic services and job creation to safety and security. They must also plan in a way that acknowledges and addresses inequality as a very real and growing urban issue. Addressing inequality is a critical part of successfully implementing the New 

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Migration photos

There is no cohesion without social protection

by Lauren Stabler, PhD student at the Global Sustainability Institute, Anglia Ruskin University Alfredo Zamudio, Director of the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue, issued an inspirational call to action at today’s special feature plenary. Mr. Zamudio began his keynote speech with a personal account of his experience as an unaccompanied minor at age 13, after being 

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7 July Slum Upgrade Africa

“For the urban poor, nothing trumps location”

More than 200 million people in Africa live in slums, making it a major issue for cities growing at a rapid pace. With the Sustainable Development Goals – in particular SDG 1 and SDG 11 – national and local governments are looking for new ways to build inclusive and resilient cities for all, including the urban 

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Voices in the Corridors: If You had Unlimited funds…

Some participants at the first day of Resilient Cities Asia-Pacific shared what their resilience plans would be if they had access to unlimited resources. All interviews were conducted by Olga Chepelianskaia. Transcript: My name is Zahad, I am from Bogor City, Indonesia, and I want my city to have proper, running, clean water. Transcript: If 

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