Transform our world by transforming cities: UN chief

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A family living in an urban slum in Sonagachi, Kolkata, India. UN File Photo/Kibae Park

Transforming the world "for the better" means transforming our towns and cities through sustainable development and planning.

That's according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, opening the Habitat III conference in Quito, Ecuador, and urging governments at all levels to work on implementing the so-called New Urban Agenda.

The agenda being adopted this week sets new standards moving forward and is designed to rethink how the fast-growing urban population lives sustainably.

Matthew Wells is in Quito and filed this report.

Duration: 1’53″

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