Advantage or Paradox?

The challenge for children and young people of growing up urban

Children in an urban slum in Duaripara, Pallabi, Mirpur on 28 November 2012.
UNICEF/UNI133214/Khan

Highlights

At a time when the global urban population is expanding by 220,000 inhabitants every day – or some 80 million per year – this report supports the scale-up of urban programming for children to foster equitable and sustainable development. The report notes that an estimated 1 billion people now live in urban slums, and hundreds of millions of them are under the age of 18. Transforming the inequalities experienced by these children and young people into advantages is a key challenge for cities and towns worldwide.


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Advantage or paradox 2018 cover
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UNICEF
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English
ISBN
978-92-806-4977-2

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