Speech delivered at World Habitat Day 2021 in Yaounde, Cameroon
Globally, 85 per cent of the world’s young people live in developing countries, and an ever-increasing number of them are growing up in cities.
Youth are leaders of TODAY and tomorrow. We work to increase the capacity of youth and youth organizations to make healthier and more prosperous communities.
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Through UN-Habitat’s youth activities we seek to improve the livelihoods of youth, especially those living in slums and unplanned settlements, through their inclusion in governance and the social and economic life of cities.
Urban youth, over 50% of them women, have received training and other support through the Urban Youth Fund which has funded over 250 youth-led groups in 66 countries and 172 cities globally.
UN-Habitat promotes transformative change in cities and human settlements through knowledge, policy advice, technical assistance and collaborative action to leave no one and no place behind.
Reduced spatial inequality and poverty in communities across the urban-rural continuum
Enhanced shared prosperity for cities and regions
Strengthened climate action and improved urban environment
Effective urban crises prevention and response
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