The World Urban Forum (WUF) was established by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing problems facing the world today—rapid urbanization and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. As an integral part of the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum, the fourth World Urban Youth Assembly was held in Naples, Italy on 2 September 2012. The holding of the Youth Assembly early in the programme of WUF provided youth with the opportunity to deliberate on issues of particular significance to them including safety, employment, job creation, access to basic services, climate change and green jobs and governance. The discussions also highlighted the potential areas of youth contribution in the context of the theme of the main forum “The Urban Future”.
HS Number: 062/13E.
Branch/Office: Youth and Livelihood unit; Urban Economy Branch