The challenges of urbanization, particularly rising inequality and environmental degradation, are symptoms of a larger deficit to respect all people and the environment in cities. Only when all social and environmental dimensions are recognized and prioritised, will urbanization become a positive transformative force.
The Cross-Cutting Report 2017 demonstrates the achievements of UN-Habitat’s work on the four cross-cutting issues of Climate Change, Gender, Human Rights and Youth. The Report presents an overview of the mandate, activities and case studies of the Agency’s work on to these issues.
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