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The African and Eastern Mediterranean regions are among the fastest urbanising regions in the world. Many cities across these regions are dynamic hubs, bustling with formal and informal activities and an array of transport options. However, road safety remains one of the biggest public health and safety challenges, with regional rates of 26.6 and 17.9 deaths per 100,000 population, respectively, in each region. This situation is particularly alarming for...

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BACKGROUND

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) is an independent advisory body that represents women around the globe, created by Governing Council Resolution 23/1 of 2011 to advise and support the Executive Director on all issues related to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including gender mainstreaming in UN-Habitat’s work.

AGGI’s mandate is to advise on strengthening the link and...

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  1. Introduction / Background  

GWOPA is the Global Water Operators’ Partnerships Alliance with its Secretariat led by UN-Habitat and hosted in Bonn, Germany. GWOPA leads the global movement for Water Operators’ Partnerships (WOPs). These peer-support partnerships between water and sanitation service providers work by harnessing the skills, knowledge, and goodwill within a strong utility to build the capacity and improve the...

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