More than a billion children live in cities today, with hundreds of millions of them living in slums and informal settlements. By 2050, it’s projected that 70% of the world’s children will live in cities; more and more in informal, poor and fragile areas where they are especially prone to suffer from poverty, exclusion, hazards, violence, and unintentional injuries.
So this is why we're attending the World Urban Forum and why, together with our partners, asking the 15,000+ attendees to put vulnerable children at the heart of urban planning and urban development. It is vital, for the future of our nations, that we all ensure that children can grow in environments that allow them to flourish.
Learn more about World Vision's approach to urban programming here
Watch a video about the challenges of urban life for children in San Pedro Sula, Honduras:
...at the events we are co-organising / featured in at the World Urban Forum 10 in
Abu Dhabi (Feb 7-13, 2020):
- Feb 9, 12:30 - 1:30 PM: Side Event 3: "Crisis prevention and response in cities: it’s time to take a whole of society approach" with the Global Alliance for Urban Crises (Hall 2, Room 3)
- Feb 10, 2 - 4 PM: Networking Event 46: "Civil Society Innovation and Urban Inclusion: Launch of an international civil society sector innovation platform and report" with International Civil Society Center, Habitat for Humanity and Slum Dwellers International (Hall 2, Room 6)
- Feb 12, 2 - 4 PM: Networking Event 126: "Displacement in cities: what we need to know and innovative solutions to address it" with the Institute of Development Studies and Joint IDP Profiling Services (Hall 2, Room 6)
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