Rethinking Public Transport: Inclusive Urban Mobility for Female and Indigenous Youth (06/04/2021)
Nairobi, 14 April 2021 – A virtual session on ‘Rethinking Public Transport: Inclusive Urban Mobility for Female and Indigenous Youth’ was hosted recently by UN-Habitat in partnership with the Major Group for Children and Youth, Friends of Cities and the Permanent Mission of the Philippines to the United Nations. Held on the sidelines of the 2021 ECOSOC Youth Forum, the event drew hundreds of participants from across the world, among them youth activists, mobility experts, social entrepreneurs and government representatives. This broad engagement demonstrates the resonance of accessible, inclusive public transport across regions and generations.
“I have a message to all the children of the world – they must tell their parents to use the bicycle if it’s nearby or public transportation if it is far. To make a gift to this planet, you have to change yourself,” says Licypriya Kangujam, a nine-year-old climate activist from India.
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