New Urban Agenda guarantees rights of women and girls

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Lakshmi Puri (centre). UN Photo/Matt Wells.

The rights of women and girls to enjoy full equality, living in safe and sustainable cities, are "guaranteed" under the New Urban Agenda adopted this week at the UN's Habitat III conference.

That's according to Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, who has been attending the global summit in Quito, Ecuador, designed to rethink how we live in towns and cities.

She said governments around the world now needed to follow through on the promises made to implement the New Urban Agenda on behalf of women, alongside the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Matthew Wells asked her how important cities were to the UN's gender equality mission.

Duration: 3'29"

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