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Gender training on local governance takes off in Israel  
Haifa, 3 Sept 09
A comprehensive two-week gender course for trainers of local governments is underway in Haifa, Israel.
Gender experts review reports on women’s empowerment  
Nairobi, 1 Jul 09
Experts from all over the world converged in Nairobi today for a three-day meeting to review reports on a global assessment of gender mainstreaming in local governance.
Boroma Municipality receives new office equipment from UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi, 26 Jun 08
In early 2008, UN-HABITAT provided additional material support to Boroma Municipality, as part of the broader Urban Development Programme for the Somali Region.
Rwanda Hosts the National Conference on Poverty and Good Governance  
Kigali, 22 Oct 07
A two-day national conference on poverty reduction and good governance through sustainable urban development and housing was last week held in Kigali with a call to establish the Rwandan Urban Forum,
Slum residents scoop UN-HABITAT award  
Nairobi, 4 Sept 06
It was a long journey from the shacks of Nairobi’s Korogocho slums to the marble floors of the five star Grand Regency Hotel’s ball room.
Boosting secure tenure and good urban governance in the Middle East  
Cairo, 16 Jan 06
Delegates at an Arab cities meeting held in Cairo last month agreed to promote UN-HABITAT’s campaigns for secure tenure and good urban governance and stressed the need for land strategies for the region
Mrs. Tibaijuka addresses International Conference on Sustainable Urban Development  
Nanning, 11 Nov 05
UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on Friday addressed the International Conference on Sustainable Urban Development with a call for better welfare as a means to achieving sustainable urban development.
UN-HABITAT campaigns launched in Cuba and 6th global meeting of the Sustainable Cities Programme and Localising Agenda 21  
Havana, Cuba, 7 Jul 05
HABITAT has formally launched its two global campaigns on secure tenure and urban governance in Cuba in a new drive to consolidate the fight against urban poverty.
Working with the private sector on tsunami relief  
Nairobi, 4 Jul 05
Marking a new stage in its collaboration with the private sector, UN-HABITAT has signed an agreement with the Australian-based group, Bovis Lend Lease PTY Limited, to help rehabilitate areas of Sri Lanka devastated by last December’s tsunami killer wave.
Progress on good governance in Somaliland  
Hargeisa, 25 May 05
The Ministry of Interior has said that the level of conflict within city councils has decreased as they move towards improving services and infrastructure in their districts following a recent urban forum.
UN-HABITAT and European Union promote sustainable cities  
New York, USA, 19 Apr 05
UN-HABITAT and the European Union joined forces at a meeting in New York this week to present their experiences in making cities around the world more sustainable.
UN-HABITAT and EC sign grant agreement for Somalia  
Nairobi, 5 Jan 05
UN-HABITAT and the European Commission signed a 5 million Euro grant agreement, on 22 December 2004, for the implementation of the Somalia Urban Development Programme.
Improved city council ethics necessary for Safer Cities says UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi, (PANA), 8 Nov 04
UN-HABITAT wants a governance ethics code introduced in City Councils to address corruption among city authorities.
UN-HABITAT's global campaigns launched in Burkina Faso  
Ouagadougou, 18 Oct 04
Several thousand residents of an informal community on the outskirts of Ouagadougou on 12 October gathered to witness the signature of a plan of action to launch UN-HABITAT’s global campaigns on urban governance and secure tenure in Burkina Faso. The plan provides for spending amounting to US$600 million over the next seven years.
Global campaigns for secure tenure and urban governance launched in Morocco  
Casablanca, Morocco, 8 Oct 04
UN-HABITAT’s Global Campaign for Secure Tenure and the Global Campaign on Urban Governance were launched in Morocco this week to mark World Habitat Day...(En francais)
2004 Best Practice award winners announced  
Dubai-UAE, 15 Jul 04
An independent jury of international experts this week selected 10 winners from a list of 680 submissions for the 2004 Dubai International Award for Best Practices to Improve the Living Environment.
Urban governance and secure tenure campaigns launch in Senegal  
Dakar, 28 May 04
UN-HABITAT’s Global Campaigns on Secure Tenure and Urban Governance were launched in Senegal this month after extensive preparations over the past two years.
African mayors meet in Lagos  
Lagos, 12 May 04
The first New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Cities Forum organized by UN-HABITAT opened in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday with a clarion call on African cities representated by some 300 delegates to promote sustainable economic growth and regional integration.
The 4th Forum of Local Authorities of Porto Alegre  
Barcelona, 7 May 04
The 4th Forum of Local Authorities of Porto Alegre was launched in Barcelona on Friday with over a thousand mayors attending from around the world.
United Cities and Local Governments organization launched in Paris  
Paris, 2 May 04
The President of France, Jacques Chirac, the President of Portugal, Jorge Sampaio, the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, and over 2000 delegates including mayors and councilors from around the world witnessed the launch of the Founding Congress of the United Cities and Local Governments today.
Islamic cities intensify joint efforts to improve urban areas  
Dubai, 28 Apr 04
Representatives of some 161 member cities, capitals and organisations from 54 countries are attending the 10th Conference of the Organisation of Islamic Cities and Capitals, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to review regional trends on city planning, urban development, and the management of urbanisation.
AGRED – a new advisory group for promoting decentralisation  
Gatineau, 17 Mar 04
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, has established an Advisory Group of Experts on Decentralisation (AGRED) to guide the international dialogue on decentralisation and provide advice on strengthening local authorities around the world.
Local Authorities present Lyon Declaration to Kofi Annan  
Geneva, 15 Dec 03
Local Authorities presented a new declaration to UN-Secretary General, Kofi Annan, aimed at enhancing the partnership between local governments and the United Nations during the World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) last week.
Local Authorities met in Lyon on the Information Society  
, 8 Dec 03
Lyon's Senator-Mayor, Mr. Gérard Collomb, told the World Summit of Cities and Local Authorities that local authorities had a critical role to play in bridging the digital divide between north and south.
Africities mayors pledge better urban services  
Yaoundé, 8 Dec 03
Mayors and local government officials from across Africa at the weekend concluded the Third Africities Summit in Yaoundé, Cameroon, with a pledge to work harder and cooperate more closely to provide better urban services to millions of citizens living in slums and informal settlements.
African Union pledges backing for mayors in drive to alleviate urban poverty  
, 4 Dec 03
President Joaquim Chissano of Mozambique pledged his support for a new decentralisation drive by mayors across Africa so that rapidly growing towns and cities can get better service delivery of water, sanitation, electricity and other essential municipal services.
Third Africities Summit opens in Cameroon  
, 2 Dec 03
Mayors from across Africa gathered in Yaoundé, Cameroon today for the Third Africities Summit of local authorities seeking to redress the continent's myriad urban problems and rapidly growing slums.
Resolving disputes between cities and its citizens  
, 19 Nov 03
The rapid growth of towns and cities around the world is leading to increased competition for scarce municipal services and resources such as water, roads, electricity and land. UN-HABITAT is training experts to prevent disputes escalating into conflict.
Brazil launches national campaign to improve its cities  
, 15 Oct 03
Leading the way in Latin America, Brazil is starting a major new campaign to upgrade its urban areas by bringing concrete improvements in security of tenure, public safety, municipal finance and participatory urban governance.
UN-HABITAT produces working manuals in many languages  
, 10 Mar 03
UN-HABITAT’s Training and Capacity Building Branch (TCBB) produces a wide range of manuals and handbooks on urban governance, local government and urban management with local partners in many countries and languages around the world.
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