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We are an interdisciplinary Global Alliance of over 25 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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Research-into-Action Brief on understanding and addressing climate change impacts on the lives of children in urban slums and informal settlements

350 to 500 million children live in slums and informal settlements where climate change impacts like flooding and heatwaves are most intensely felt. How do climate change impacts affect the lives of children living in slums and informal settlements? What are the most impactful ways to build climate resilience among children and youth in urban slums and informal settlements? Do you have expert knowledge and experience on this topic? If yes, please read about our Terms of Reference.

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3-year anniversary of our website

1st of June 2024

We’ve been creating and curating content to make knowledge more accessible, to communicate and advocate for better cities for children and youth. We’re celebrating our 28 member organisations, 9 research-to-action briefs, 50+ blogs, guest writers, advocacy efforts, joint events and the 160+ resources on the knowledge hub!

Resource Spotlight

'Improving Road Safety for Urban Children'

Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death globally for children and young adults between the ages of 5 and 29.
This brief provides a summary of key evidence on preventing road traffic injuries among children and effective evidence-based interventions. While evidence is most extensive for high-income settings, there is an increasing body of evidence on the cost-effectiveness of interventions in low- and middle-income settings. The brief includes global policy commitments and resources for more information and practical support.


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