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Getting the carriages out, Cuban-style  
Bayamo-Cuba, 20 Jul 04
The Cuban city of Bayamo, facing a growing local public transport problem, has found an unusual solution: bringing back horse-drawn carriages of a French vintage first used in Bayamo at the beginning of the last century
The Graduation Ceremony in Edinburgh  
Edinburgh, 19 Jul 04
An Honorary Doctorate was conferred on Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka in recognition of her distinguished contribution to welfare economics and women’s rights by Heriot –Watt University. Mrs. Tibaijuka received her award under the aegis of the School for the Built Environment.
The Commission for Africa: Breaking out of the cycle of poverty  
London, 19 Jul 04
Hilary Benn, UK's Minister for International Development, Sir Bob Geldof and Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka were welcomed to the Africa All Party Parliamentary Group by chairman, Tony Worthington, MP. The meeting, aimed at briefing British parliamentarians and their guests about the Commission for Africa, was attended by Members of Parliament, the diplomatic community, Aid agencies, representatives of the Africa Diaspora and journalists.
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.
African youth seek greater role in decision making  
Nairobi, 14 Jul 04
African youth leaders told a United Nations expert group meeting on urban youth employment in Africa in Nairobi, Kenya, that young people ought to have a stronger say in decisions affecting their employment prospects.
Senior UN officials meet São Paulo Mayor  
Sao Paulo, 14 Jul 04
São Paulo Mayor, Ms. Marta Suplicy, and the Secretary-General of the new international local authorities organisation, United Cities and Local Governments, Ms. Elisabeth Gateau, held talks in São Paulo last month with UN Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan and UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka.
New housing and social integration programme gets underway for Serbian refugees  
Belgrade, 13 Jul 04
UN-HABITAT on Tuesday announced the launch of a major new housing and social integration programme for tens of thousands of war refugees and other vulnerable people in Serbia with financial support from the Italian Government.
African Union leaders raise concern at hunger crisis  
Addis Ababa, 12 Jul 04
African leaders, meeting at the 3rd summit of the African Union 6-8 July, raised the alarm at the level of hunger on the continent and how to alleviate a situation in which many people have to survive on one meal or less per day.
UN Secretary-General & Mrs. Annan welcomed by school children  
Narobi, 7 Jul 04
On their official visit to the United Nations Office at Nairobi today, the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Kofi Annan, and his wife Nane were entertained by a programme of songs, poems and drama performed by children from the Sai Amboseli School, in the informal settlements of Kawangware in Nairobi.
 
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