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Address to the Golden Spear 2005 Symposium on Civil-Military Cooperation in Disaster Management  
Mrs. Tibaijuka has asked me to apologise on her behalf for not being able to attend in person today because of another international commitment in her schedule. She has therefore asked me, as her representative, to deliver her message to this distinguished gathering on behalf of the United Nations. She wants me to share with you some of our views and insights on Civil-Military Cooperation in Disaster Management , the theme of this year's Golden Spear symposium.
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Address at The Global Platform For Disaster Risk Reduction by Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN-HABITAT  
Today, we are gathered to launch a new stage in the efforts of the United Nations and its partners to make our nations more resilient to the threats of natural catastrophes that devastate populations worldwide. I am proud of having been a part of events leading to this day, and look forward to continuing UN-HABITAT’s engagement with the Global Platform through to the achievement of its exemplary objectives.
 ED state1 GLOBALFORMUM Final 5 June 07 English 5-Jun-07
Opening Address by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka Executive Director of UN-HABITAT on the occasion of the National Youth Forum on Safe Neighbourhoods as part of the National Youth Violence Prevention Week.  
I am so happy once again to speak to the youth of Kenya, as the leadership of this country under the mediation of FSG Kofi Annan are seriously and tenaciously charting out a strategy and a political compromise that will give a lasting solution to the crisis. I ask you all, right at the outset, to join me in observing a minute of silence and respect for those who have lost their lives in recent weeks. We pray also for those who have lost loved ones, their homes, property and their livelihoods.
Second Committee of the 60 th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations,Agenda Item 53 , Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements  
New York
I am honoured to appear before you today, in my capacity as the Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), to address this august assembly and to update you on our efforts to fulfill our mandate.
South Asia Earthquake Donor Meeting  
On behalf of UN-HABITAT and on my own behalf, I would like to reiterate my sincere condolences to the people and Governments of Pakistan , India and Afghanistan for the terrible tragedy that befell them on 8th October, 2005.
World Habitat Day 2005  
I am greatly honoured to join you here today, and I express my sincere gratitude to you Mr. Vice-President and to your Government for so graciously offering to host the global celebration of World Habitat Day in this wonderful city of Jakarta.
 World Habitat Day 2005 English 3-Oct-05
Thirteenth Commission on Sustainable Development  
New York
I am honoured and privileged to participate at the opening of the 13th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development to report on the outcome of the twentieth session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) held during April 4 to 8, 2005 in Nairobi. I thank H. E. Ambassador Ashe, the Chair of this session for his presence at our Governing Council.
the Global Chemical Giant BASF signing of the letter of Intent  
UN-HABITAT’s mandate to achieve ‘Adequate shelter for all’ and ‘Sustainable human settlements’ presents a formidable but often forgotten challenge for the international community. In the context of the effective implementation of the Habitat Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals, UN-HABITAT is asked to strengthen local authorities, community organizations and non-governmental organizations so they may be more effective in the spheres of education, health, poverty eradication, human rights, social integration, and infrastructure.
High Level Panel to Commemorate International Women’s Day  
New York
I am honored and privileged to participate in this high level panel to commemorate International Women’s Day, March 8 2005 on the theme “Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future”. Let me start by expressing my warm appreciation to the UN Division for the Advancement of Women, for graciously giving me the opportunity to address you all today. I would like to extend my congratulations to Ms Rachel Mayanja on her appointment as Assistant Secretary General, and Special Adviser to the UN-Secretary General on Gender Equality and the Advancement of Women.
International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States  
I am honoured and privileged to participate in this high level segment to review the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). At the outset, allow me to express my heartfelt sympathy and solidarity to the governments and peoples of those Asian and the East African countries, who were affected by the terrible tragedy of the Tsunami that struck the region several weeks ago. This tragedy is a grim reminder to all of us of the vulnerability of coastal regions, particularly the Small Island Developing States
Global WASH Forum  
I am honoured to have been invited by Sir Richard Jolly to chair the Global WASH Forum in Dakar and it is indeed a privilege and pleasure for me to join you at this inaugural plenary session of the Forum.
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