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,
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
, 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.
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.
, 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.
, 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.
, 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.
, 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.
, 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.