State of the World’s Children 2012: Children in an urban world

Source: State of the World’s Children 2012. Unicef

This year’s report focuses on children in cities and urban areas. Children in cities and urbanizing areas face a unique set of experiences relative to their peers in rural areas. The report reaffirms yet again the significance hence the need for disaggregated population data and information as the foundation of sound and effective policies and programs targeting children, their families, and communities. Incidentally, what happened to the Child-Friendly Cities initiative in the Philippines? Urban managers should use that lens to build the urban space because a city fit for children (and young people) is also a city fit for adults (but not the other way around which is that a city fit for adults is not necessarily a city fit for children and young people). Read the full report here.

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