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UN-HABITAT report projects steep growth of African urban population  
Nairobi, 11 Nov 08
Although worldwide urban growth is expected to slow, a new report by UN-HABITAT is projecting the reverse in Africa with the continent’s urban population being projected to more than double by 2030.
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.
Assisting local authorities in Iraq  
Baghdad, 6 Dec 07
UN-HABITAT and six United Nations agencies have teamed up with the Government of Iraq to launch a new initiative aimed at boosting the capacities of local authorities to carry through development plans in partnership with the private sector and local communites.

The programme will be conducted in Sulaymaniyah, Babel, and the Marshlands in a bid to stimulate local economic development and improve local infrastructure and basic services, the UN Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) said in a news release.
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director visits Trondheim, Norway  
Trondheim, Norway, 29 Oct 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka visited Trondheim last week to mark the launch of the Norwegian government’s first major urban policy meeting.
Governing Council passes landmark resolution on local authorities  
Nairobi, 23 Apr 07
The Governing Council of UN-HABITAT on Friday passed a landmark resolution providing new guidelines aimed at strengthening local authorities around the world.
Habitat Agenda partners take centre stage at GC Dialogue  
Nairobi, 18 Apr 07
Voices from the corporate world, local authorities, foundations and civil society organizations at the twenty-first session of the UN-HABITAT Governing Council this week told governments that they needed to do much more to understand the plight of the urban poor and how to tackle it.
Commonwealth Local Government meeting with plea for the urban poor  
Auckland, 27 Mar 07
Democracy and strong leadership in local government and local administrations are vital foundations for developing strong local communities, Commonwealth Secretary-General Don McKinnon said in a keynote address on Tuesday to the fourth Commonwealth Local Government Conference, a key partner of UN-HABITAT.
Bringing the Millennium Development Goals to communities in South Asia  
Kathmandu, 23 Mar 07
Some 50 city leaders and their local parties representing more than 10 countries visited the Nepalese capital this week for a training workshop on Localising the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) through Innovative Leadership and Community Empowerment.
Council of Europe backs UN-HABITAT decentralization plans  
Moscow, 22 Nov 06
UN-HABITAT’s drive for decentralization and strengthening local authorities last week received the backing of the Council of Europe.
Barcelona gets a new mayor  
Barcelona, 13 Sept 06
Mr. Jordi Hereu i Boher has been elected the new Mayor of Barcelona, replacing Mr. Joan Clos, who has been named the new Minister of Industry in the Spanish government.
 
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