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World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights

World Urbanization Prospects: the 2014 revision. Highlights
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2014
  • The Population Division of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs of the United Nations since 1998 has been issuing revised estimates and projections of the urban and rural populations of all countries in the world and of their major urban agglomerations, every two years. Accurate, consistent and timely data on global trends in urbanisation and city growth are critical for assessing current and future needs with respect to urban growth and for setting policy priorities to promote inclusive and equitable urban and rural development. This report contains the highlights of the 2014 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, which contains the latest estimates of population size from 1950 to 2014 and projections to 2030. A section on Policy Implications reports on the responsibility of governments to implement policies that ensure the benefits of urban growth are shared equitably and sustainably.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Rural areas, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Urbanization
  • Main target audience: All audiences, Decision makers, Governments, Policy makers
  • Main purpose: Assessment, Reporting on project findings/outputs
  • Type of resource: Facts and figures, Global report
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Published in 2015