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Global Parliamentarians on Habitat gear up for Barcelona  
Brussels, 30 May 04
The European chapter of the Global Parliamentarians on Habitat has announced plans to participate at the UN-HABITAT World Urban Forum in Barcelona in September.
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.
High-Level advisory panel meets on Iraq reconstruction  
Amman, Jordan, 26 May 04
The Third Consultative Meeting of the High-Level Advisory Panel for the Reconstruction of Iraq met in the Jordanian capital, Amman, 18 – 19 May to discuss funding and implementation of the UN-HABITAT Urban and Housing Rehabilitation Programme (UHRP).
Values-Based Water Education gains Momentum in West and Central Africa  
Dakar, 25 May 04
A Training of Trainers workshop in Values-based Water Education was held in Dakar, Senegal from 12-14 May 2004 to show education experts from Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mali, Niger and Senegal the most appropriate approaches to introducing water, sanitation and hygiene into the existing school curriculum.
$14 million Chad housing initiative boosts progress on Millennium goals  
Monday, 24 May 04
In a US$14 million initiative Chad will upgrade housing for poor families in the capital, N'Djamena, and the construction and renovation work will offer job opportunities and improve livelihoods, helping reduce poverty in the central African country.
Best Practices City and Water Exhibit opens in Barcelona  
Barcelona, 24 May 04
Visitors to the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures in the Spanish city of Barcelona can now see some of the world’s latest developments in urban innovation at a dazzling exhibition of best practices and ideas from countries around the world.
UN-HABITAT urges greater economic role for African cities  
Dakar, Senegal (PANA), 18 May 04
Alioune Badiane, Director of the Regional Office of the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) for Africa and Arab countries, has urged African countries to restructure their urban centres and improve their economic activities.
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.
King Juan Carlos inaugurates Universal Forum of Cultures  
Barcelona, 11 May 04
King Juan Carlos of Spain travelled to Barcelona’s newly refurbished waterfront at the weekend to open the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures, a five-month urban extravaganza of festivities, music, and art with a series of conferences on themes ranging from peace and sustainable development to cultural diversity.
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.
 
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