Amitabh Bachchan Reaching every child: Wiping out polio in Mumbai
ATD Fourth World Movement Youth Group Speaking for ourselves
Celine d’Cruz and Sheela Patel Home-grown solutions
Eugen Crai A world apart: The isolation of Roma children
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan Out of sight, out of reach
José Clodoveu de Arruda Coelho Neto Building children's lives to build a city
Ricky Martin Trafficked children in our cities: Protecting the exploited in the Americas
Tuiloma Neroni Slade Pacific challenges
Danny Glover At the margins of society
Targeting HIV prevalence among urban children
Sir Roger Moore A matter of right: Reaching children with disabilities in urban areas
Sylvia Borren Greening the City
The need, and failure, to put children first, everywhere
Bob Diamond Helping marginalized young people achieve economic inclusion
Yuna Kim Pipe dreams: Water, sanitation and ambition


A series of short panels define terms and concepts relevant to urban life and childhood.

Panels >>

Focus On

Thematic panels examine in detail specific issues confronting children living in urban areas. This year, the Focus On series includes panels on urban disparities, mapping, disaster risk reduction, Child-Friendly Cities, intra-urban data and more.

Focus On >>


Urban childhoods matter: see what young people, experts, goodwill ambassadors and child-rights advocates have to say. The series of essays brings a personal perspective to critical issues facing children growing up in urban areas.

Perspectives >>