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Conférence Mondiale Sur la Réduction des Catastrophes [French]  
Kobé, Japon
Au nom d’ONU-HABITAT, l’agence des Nations Unies pour les villes et les autres Etablissements Humains, je voudrais tout d’abord exprimer notre profonde sympathie envers les gouvernements et les populations affectés par les terribles événements du 26 décembre dernier. Cette tragédie illustre une fois encore la vulnérabilité des établissements humains.
 Conférence Mondiale Sur la Réduction des Catastrophes [French] Français 19-Jan-05
SECURITY OF TENURE IN URBAN AFRICA: WHERE ARE WE, AND WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE  

The subject of land in Africa is both a critical and a sensitive one. UN-HABITAT’s global mandate covers all human settlement, although we are often known as the agency for cities. In the cities of the developing world, slum upgrading is one of our key tasks where security of tenure and land are of critical concern.
 SECURITY OF TENURE IN URBAN AFRICA English 8-Nov-04
Address to the occasion of the launch of the Slum Upgrading Facility  
Jakarta, Indonesia
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.
 Address to the occasion of the launch of the Slum Upgrading Facility English 3-Oct-05
Statement by Dr. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director UN-HABITAT at the closing ceremony of the twenty-first session of the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi
The twenty-first session of the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT met this week on the cusp of enormous change, both in the United Nations system and in our new urban era. Our new Secretary General, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, has followed our proceedings closely. Indeed, as the Executive Board of the United Nations meets, my Deputy, Ambassador Inga Björk-Klevby is in Geneva to brief the Secretary General and the Board on these important deliberations and to explain how the cause of human settlements has entered centre stage on the international agenda. For 2007 will go down in history as the year in which half of humanity was living in towns and cities.
City-wide Residents’ Convention: SAFER NAIROBI HOME FOR ALL  
Nairobi, Kenya
We open today a crucial event on the way towards a Safer Nairobi. The topic of the Convention is of primary concern to the daily life of Nairobi residents, as it is for most urban dwellers around the world.
Statement by Dr. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director UN-HABITAT at the Closing session of Local to Local Dialogue 19 April 2007  


 Statement by Dr. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director UN-HABITAT at the Closing session of Local to Local Dialogue 19 April 2007 English 20-Apr-07
Conference on Land in Africa: Market Asset or Secure Livelihood?  
London, UK
Let me at the outset congratulate the organisers of this conference, namely the Royal African Society, the Natural Resources Institute and the IIED, for choosing such a critical topic and for bringing together people who want to help Africans to take their rightful place in the world. I thank you for inviting me to participate in this important conference and meet such distinguished company.
Closing Address of the Executive Director at The World Urban Forum, Second Session  
Barcelona
It is an honour and a privilege to present you with my statement concluding the Second World Urban Forum.On behalf of all the participants from all over the world, I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Mayor Joan Clos and the City of Barcelona, the people of Catalonia and the Government of Spain for hosting our event in this wonderful and inspiring city.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Remarks at UNFCCC COP15 High Level Segment, 15 December 2009, Copenhagen, Denmark  

Before we begin, let us pause to reflect on how far we have come … to this defining moment in history.
Opening Speech at the Second World Urban Forum, 13 September 2004  
Barcelona, Spain
We are honoured that the World Urban Forum has been invited to be an integral part of the highly successful Universal Forum of Cultures. I wish to extend a special thank you to Mayor Joan Clos and the city of Barcelona, the people of Catalonia and the Government of Spain for their invitation to host this global gathering.
Special Event at the 2004 Stockholm Water Week  
Stockholm
Let me begin by thanking you all for accepting our invitation to join in this special session, allowing us to share with you the developing initiative on “ Meeting the MDG 's on Water and Sanitation in Secondary Urban Centres in the Lake Victoria Region, an initiative that UNHABITAT has begun in the Lake Victoria Region.
On the occasion of the official launch of the United Nations Sergio Vieira De Mello Library at Nairobi  
Nairobi, Kenya
Sergio Vieira de Mello was both a man of learning and a man of action who gave his life in service to humanitarian values and world peace.Iraq was but the last of many dangerous assignments undertaken by Sergio in the name of the United Nations. He clearly understood the delicate nature of the UN's mission in Iraq, and he told the Security Council in July 2003
 On the occasion of the official launch of the United Nations Sergio Vieira De Mello Library at Nairobi English 30-Jun-04
Introductory Statement to the Committee for Programme and Coordination (CPC)  

Thank you for giving me this opportunity to introduce Programme 12 on Human Settlements of the Proposed Strategic Framework for the biennium 2006-2007. The submission before you was prepared in close consultation with Governments, in accordance with Governing Council resolution 19/2 that requested me to consult the Committee of Permanent Representatives and take full account of the members’ views in preparation of this document.
Thai Evening and Exhibition  

I have great pleasure in welcoming you to the United Nations offices in Nairobi, the Headquarters of the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
 Thai Evening and Exhibition English 8-Jun-04
Statement by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the Occasion of the meeting of the Global Parliamentarians on Habitat  


 Statement at Global Parliamentarians Meeting English
Statement By The Executive Director Of UN-HABITAT Mrs. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka United Nations House  
Beirut, Lebanon
It is indeed an honour to be here with you today on my first visit to Lebanon. The excellent and warm hospitality that I have witnessed since my arrival is only paralleled by the dynamism I have seen in all aspects of daily life and the numerous achievements in urban renewal, housing construction and local economic development. The reconstruction of Beirut and of Lebanon, in such a short period of time, is nothing short of impressive. Like a Phoenix from the ashes, it demonstrates that where there is a will there is a way.
 Statement By The Executive Director Of UN-HABITAT Mrs. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka United Nations House English 4-Jun-04
Final Statement by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director  
Nairobi,Kenya
It has been an honour to report to you today with an update of the activities of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. As my term of office comes to a close, this auspicious occasion marks the last time that I appear before this esteemed Committee in my capacity as UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director.
 Final Statement by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director English 16-Jun-10
Opening statement by Daniel Biau director Regional and technical cooperation division, third APMCHUD Solo, Indonesia. 22 June 2010  
Solo, Indonesia
On behalf of Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT who will address the Ministerial Segment, I would like to express our sincere appreciation to the Government of the Republic of Indonesia for inviting UN-HABITAT to participate in convening this conference. I wish to convey our gratitude to the people of this great country for the warm welcome and for the hospitality accorded to us since our arrival.
Address by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the joint opening plenary of the Singapore International Water Week and the World Cities Summit in Singapore  
Singapore
It is great honour for me to address this joint opening session of the Singapore International Water Week and the World Cities Summit. I would like to congratulate the organizers of these two parallel events for selecting the theme, Sustainable Cities: Leadership and Governance. And so without a moment’s delay, allow me to publicly honour Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew for the vision in turing this great city into one of the world’s models when it comes to leadership, governance, and I will add, sustainability.
 Address by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the joint opening plenary of the Singapore International Water Week and the World Cities Summit in Singapore English 29-Jun-10
Discours de la Directrice Exécutive de ONU-HABITAT, Mme A. Tibaijuka, Sous Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies  

Tout d’abord permettez moi de vous dire combien je regrette, pour des raisons aussi impérieuses qu’imprévues, de ne pas être des vôtres aujourd’hui à l’occasion du lancement des campagnes d’ONU-HABITAT au Sénégal, dans cette belle ville de Dakar. Je formule le voeux que l’occasion me sera bientôt donnée de venir sur place et dans un proche avenir, constater les progrès que feront, j’en suis persuadée, les deux campagnes.
 Discours de la Directrice Exécutive de ONU-HABITAT, Mme A. Tibaijuka, Sous Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies Français 28-May-04
 
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