Children Grow in Safe and Sustainable Environments
in East Asia and the Pacific
This region is the most disaster- affected region in the world and the impacts of climate change are taking an added toll on livelihoods of vulnerable families. Rapid rates of urbanization are offering new opportunities while also exacerbating these vulnerabilities, posing new health risks and challenges for delivering adequate infrastructure and basic services; mitigating congestion and air pollution, and promoting social cohesion. UNICEF will contribute to efforts on: 1) Urban inequities; 2) Access to justice; 3) Safe drinking water and basic sanitation; 4) Indoor and ambient pollution; 5) Children and adolescent participation in climate action; 6) DRR and social cohesion.