Habitat III - One UN Pavilion
  • Sunday 16
  • Realizing an Urban Demographic Dividend: Health, Empowerment and Human Capabilities for Young People in Urban Areas

    One UN Pavilion
    Venue: One UN Pavilion - Room B
    Lead Organization:
    United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

    Urban areas, especially in rapidly urbanizing countries, contain a disproportionate number of young people, who are seeking new opportunities yet are also exposed to new risks. The face of the new urban agenda is a young person in a rapidly urbanizing country (where all future population growth will be contained), and the success of this agenda depends in large part on whether these young people realize their capabilities or are left behind.