Global Conference on Cities & Migration, Mechelen, Belgium

Date Publish: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 13:45
Issue number: 
Belgium | IOM Country Office For Belgium and Luxembourg Newsletter | August 2017 - January 2018
Region Country: 
Belgium, Luxembourg

In 2016, an estimated 54.5 per cent of the world’s population lived in urban settlements. By 2030, urban areas are projected to house 60 per cent of people globally and one in every three people will live in cities with at least half a million inhabitants, turning much of the world into a global city (Source: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA).