Resilient Urban Centres Key to Pandemic Recovery, Sustainable Development, Secretary-General Tells ‘Bridge for Cities’ Event

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Urban areas have become epicentres of the COVID-19 pandemic, with an estimated 90 per cent of reported cases in cities and towns. What started as a health emergency has quickly exacerbated major development challenges, such as unemployment and rising inequality. The crisis has highlighted the critical frontline role of local governments in responding to emergencies. It has also reminded us of the urgent need to transform cities to prepare for future crises.

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