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Council of Europe's Local Authorities Congress discusses decentralization with the UN  
Washington, DC, 2 Aug 06
Officials of the Council of Europe’s Congress of Local and Regional Authorities last week concluded a high profile visit to the United Nations offices in Washington DC and New York where they held talks with top officials of the global body.
Local authorities for peace and social integration  
Nevsehir, Turkey, 26 Sept 05
Hundreds of delegates representing local authorities from around the world, governments, NGOs and academic experts gathered in Nevsehir this week to discuss peace and social integration in human settlements.
Annan warns world mayors on urban poverty  
New York, 9 Sept 05
UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan told a gathering of world mayors and other city officials on Thursday that over the next 30 years virtually all of the world’s population growth would occur in the urban areas of low and middle-income countries.
Kazan hosts local authorities Millennium Summit  
Kazan, 24 Jun 05
Over 400 delegates from all over the world converged at Kazan city this week for a global event of local authorities devoted to the theme of “cultural heritage conservation and improving of urban social housing”.
US Mayors pass resolution supporting African Development  
Chicago, 15 Jun 05
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, attended the annual US Conference of Mayors in Chicago and called upon them to provide support to the Commission for Africa's conclusions and to join the Commissioners in calling on world leaders to act on the recommendations. She went on to emphasise to the assembled mayors from across the United States that the report highlighted the problems of rapid urbanisation in Africa, which was considered to be the second most important challenge facing Africa after the AIDS pandemic.
International issues top the agenda of largest ever gathering of Canadian mayors  
St. John's, 14 Jun 05
Mrs Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT, hailed Canada's municipalities saying the recent successes they have achieved provided a lesson for local authorities around the world.
UN-HABITAT trains the first group of the newly elected Mayors in the occupied Palestinian territories  
Nairobi, 19 May 05
UN-HABITAT, through its Special Human Settlements Programme for the Palestinian People, is organizing, in cooperation with the Association of Palestinian Local Authorities (APLA) and the Ismailia Association of Environment and Development Training Center, a Training of Trainers and a Pilot Workshop on Leadership and Management Skills for newly elected Palestinian Mayors in Ismailia, Egypt, during the period 14 –26 May 2005. H.E. Mr. Khaled Qawasmei, Minister of Local Government, Palestinian National Authority, and H.E. Mr. Fouad Saad Eldin, Governor of Ismailia, will honour the opening ceremony of the Workshop on 20 May 2005 . The participants include 13 Trainers and 21 newly elected Mayors from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
UN-HABITAT and UNESCO sign memorandum on closer collaboration  
Paris, 29 Mar 05
UN-HABITAT and UNESCO on March 18 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) aimed at enhancing collaboration between the two agencies on cities and urban issues.
World Mayors, local authorities rally for Tsunami victims  
Paris, 20 Jan 05
Mayors and local government representatives from around the world have asked their umbrella body, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), to facilitate implementation of an action plan to respond to the specific needs of communities stricken by the tsunami disaster.
UN-HABITAT and UCLG Sign Historic Agreement  
Barcelona, 17 Sept 04
In a fitting conclusion to the Second World Urban Forum in Barcelona, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) leaders and UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Anna Tibaijuka, today signed a historic agreement that will elevate the working relationship between the United Nations system and local governments around the world to a new level. The agreement is aimed essentially at localizing the Millennium Development Goals to which world leaders committed themselves in the year 2000.
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