International bodies call for support to educate girls, as education changes girls' lives completely by increasing their income in the future and ending their vulnerability to early marriage, sexual abuse, poor health and poverty.
As more than 61 per cent of the world’s employed population earn their livelihoods in the informal sector, the UN stressed that a transition to the formal economy is critical to ensure rights’ protection and decent working conditions.
Jaana Remes and Homi Kharas –
For urban planners, data and technology are valuable tools in the drive to improve administration and services. But while these innovations are making urban environments more livable, they come with a hidden cost: the potential to deepen inequality among digitally marginalized groups.
World leaders meeting at the G7 Summit tomorrow to tackle the world's biggest problems are making a mistake if they do not include cities in the conversation, argues NewCities Foundation executive director Sébastien Turbot.
Asia Pacific's economic success story belies a widening gap between rich and poor, that if not tackled urgently, could thwart our ambition to achieve the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, writes UN undersecretary-general Shamshad Akhtar.
Hannah Koh –
Many doubt their ability to fight climate change and build more liveable cities, but education and storytelling could put agency back into the hands of the people, said panellists at the Cities:Possibilities forum.