Monthly Archives: July 2013

Urban Events Calendar

►25th-27th September, 2013, Nantes, EcoCity World Summit ►1st-4th October 2013, Rabat:United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) World Congress ►21st-22nd November, 2013, Surrey, Cities Fit for Children Conference ►3rd-7th March, 2014, Medellin,World Urban Forum 7

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Third Annual Child Friendly Cities Conference Held in Kathmandu

Third third conference on child-friendly cities concluded in Kathmandu on Saturday, and ended with the issuance of a draft declaration with four key points on ‘Child-Friendly Governance’. Kul Chandra Gautam, former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, called child-friendly local governance an ‘essential ingredient of good governance’ during his

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‘Safe Cities’ Report in Beirut Reveals Lack of Safety, Basic Services in Urban Areas

A new report of a scoping study conducted as part of the ‘Safe and Sustainable Cities’ (SSC) initiative in Beirut, Lebanon reveals that a lack of safe public spaces, lack of access to basic urban services, and deteriorating infrastructure all increase risks for women, children, and youth in urban areas, mainly in the poor neighbourhoods

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UNICEF’s ‘School Excellence Programme’ in Mumbai: Leveraging Private Sector Partnerships for Results in Urban Education

Mumbai has been described as India’s ‘financial powerhouse’, full of glistening skyscrapers and home to the country’s fashion, film, and television industries. However, it is also a city of stark contrasts as it is home to the largest slums in India, faces a homelessness problem, and is overburdened by migration from other parts of the

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