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From Zero Draft to (More Than) 60

After last month’s United Nations’ General Assembly in New York, with its inclusion of health and population topics such as the growing numbers of refugees and migrants internationally, and the mounting threat of anti-microbial resistance, we in global public health now turn our attention to the U.N. Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador beginning October 17, and specifically, the Agreed Draft of the New Urban Agenda, Habitat III’s central document-in-progress.

The “Zero Draft” as it was called until September, is the world’s urban planning guide to a near future when 70 percent of the global population is predicted to live in cities.

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