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The Global Alliance

We are an interdisciplinary Global Alliance of 22 organisations working together to ensure that child rights are firmly embedded in the urban agenda

Childhood is increasingly
becoming an urban experience

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1 in 3 urban children is
growing up in a slum

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COP26 Green Zone Event

Cities 4 Children: Our climate, our future – an intergenerational dialogue

Join this interactive and intergenerational dialogue, chaired by the former Guardian Cities editor Chris Michael, to hear from children, youth, mayors, practitioners and organisations focused on child wellbeing in cities, on their experiences, solutions and replicable projects to tackle the climate emergency.

The event will be streamed on the
COP26 Youtube channel

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Resource Spotlight

'Cities for children: an overview of relevant issues'

Our first publication from the the ‘Cities for Children and Youth’ series is out. The series reflects on a range of issues faced by urban children and youth and will shed light on promising initiatives and practices for sustained change. It aims to inspire action, add to knowledge, improve project design and advocate for children’s and young people’s rights in the urban agenda.

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