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Statement by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the ERSO agreements signing ceremony. Nairobi, Kenya, 2 April 2009.  

It is my pleasure to welcome you to this signing ceremony. It marks the first step in our efforts to implement the Experimental Reimbursable Seeding Operations and other Innovative Financial Mechanisms to catalyze investments in pro-poor housing, related infrastructure and upgrading.
 Statement at ERSO Press meeting English
The Third Annual Glocalization Conference  
Rome, Italy
I am honored to be here today at the Third Annual Glocalization Conference. For me, as the head of the UN agency for human settlements, also known as the City Agency, it is indeed very impressive and inspiring for me to see such a powerful gathering of Mayors, representatives of corporations, the World Bank and sister agencies in this eternal city of Rome. Let me take this opportunity on behalf UN-HABITAT to congratulate you all, The Glocal Forum, mayors and local leaders from around the world, on this conference of great relevance to an urbanizing world.
 The Third Annual Glocalization Conference English 18-May-04
Personal Message by Mr. Kofi Annan On the Occasion of the Retirement of Dr. Anna Tibaijuka  
Nairobi
Nane and I want to wish you all the best for your well-deserved retirement. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the dedication you have shown, and the enormous contribution you have made, to the mission of the United Nations.
 Personal Message by Mr. Kofi Annan On the Occasion of the Retirement of Dr. Anna Tibaijuka English 31-Aug-10
Speech of the under secretary general and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka on the occasion of the international youth day 2010. Nairobi, 12 August 2010  

Today all over the World, in various regions and countries, in cities, towns and villages, in churches, mosques and temples, in social halls and youth clubs, we are all celebrating the International Youth Day whose theme this year is “Dialogue and Mutual Understanding”. For me this is an auspicious day, as it is the twenty-fifth anniversary of International Youth Year, first held in 1985, and the final time I address you as Executive Director of UN-HABITAT.
The opening of the Universal Forum of Cultures  
Barcelona, Spain
It is a great honour and privilege to address this gathering on this auspicious occasion, the opening of the Universal Forum of Cultures graced by your majesties’ personal presence.
Introductory Statement by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT on the Proposed Work Programme and Budget for the 2010-2011 Biennium  

I now have the honour of introducing the Proposed Work Programme and Budget of the United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation for the 2010-2011 biennium, document HSP/GC/22/5 which is before you. For your information, you also have before you, documents HSP/GC/25/5/Add.l which is the "Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ)", and HSP/GC/25/5/Add.2 which is the "Gender Equality Action Plan for 2008-2013".
 Statement on Work Programme English
The IVth Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion of Porto Alegre  
Barcelona, Spain
I am very glad that I was able to join you this morning for the opening ceremony of the 4th Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion of Porto Alegre, taking place just before the official opening of the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures. I am also particularly happy to continue with you, here in Barcelona, the outstanding momentum of the founding Congress of United Cities and Local Governments that took place this week in Paris.
 The IVth Forum of Local Authorities for Social Inclusion of Porto Alegre English 4-May-04
United Nations Human Settlements Programme Address to the 2nd Committee of the 65th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Agenda Item 21 Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II)  
New York
I feel honoured to appear before you today, in my capacity as the new Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme. You have before you two reports. The first document, A/65/316 is the report entitled “Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) and the strengthening of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme” prepared by the Secretary General pursuant to General Assembly Resolution 64/207.
 United Nations Human Settlements Programme Address to the 2nd Committee of the 65th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations Agenda Item 21 Implementation of the outcome of the United Nations Conference on Human Settlements (Habitat II) English 2-Nov-10
On the occasion of the founding Congress of United Cities and Local Government (UCLG)  
Paris, France
The creation of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) reflects the commitment of the world’s mayors to create a unified global voice for cities, convinced that the challenges of a rapidly globalizing and urbanizing world need to be addressed at the local level by the sphere of government, which is closest to the citizens
Introductory Statement to the twenty second session of the Governing Council Proposed Work Programme and Budget for the 2010-2011 biennium by Ms. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director,UN-HABITAT  

Mr. Chairman, Honourable Ministers, Excellencies, and Distinguished Delegates, I now have the honour of introducing the Proposed Work Programme and Budget of the United Nations Habitat and Human Settlements Foundation for the 2010-2011 biennium, document HSP/GC/22/5 which is before you. For your information, you also have before you, documents HSP/GC/22/5/Add.1 which is the “Report of the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budgetary Questions (ACABQ)”, and HSP/GC/22/5/Add.2 which is the “Gender Equality Action Plan for 2008-2013”.
Statement by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under Secretary General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the closing ceremony of the 22nd Session of the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT  

This twenty-second session of the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT comes to a close with a better and a deeper understanding of the critical role of affordable housing and sustainable urban development than ever before. This is of the utmost importance to us all as we enter a period of uncertainty over the increasing effects of climate change, and a period of economic downturn that threatens to roll back many of the recent gains in attaining the Millennium Development Goals.
12th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-12) - Interactive Discussion with Heads of UN Programmes and Agencies : Meeting Basic Needs in Human Settlements  
New York, USA
I am honoured and privileged to lead the discussion on Human Settlements in this segment of CSD-12, along with my distinguished colleague Mr. De Soto. As I have stated before at other sessions of this Commission, Human settlements provide a concrete context for this action. The Struggle for achieving the Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation will have to be waged in human settlements - in our cities, towns and villages.
 Meeting Basic Needs in Human Settlements English 30-Apr-04
12th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-12) - Interactive Discussion with Heads of UN Programmes and Agencies : Responding to the Challenges  
New York, USA
At the opening session of the CSD last week, I had begun by congratulating Hon. Minister Borge Brende for bringing in new vision, vitality and innovation to the CSD process. I would like to reiterate here that it is due to his efforts, and the efforts of CSD Bureau members and the secretariat, the CSD process has now become much more broad-based, integrated and action-oriented than before .
 Responding to the Challenges English 29-Apr-04
OICC 8th International Scientific Symposium: Sustainable Urban Management Strategies in the Islamic City  
Dubai, UAE
I am honored and privileged to participate in this inaugural session of the OICC’s 8th International Scientific Symposium. The presence of His Royal Highness bears testimony to the importance of the critical sustainable urban management issues to be discussed.
 Sustainable Urban Management Strategies in the Islamic City English 25-Apr-04
12th Session of the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD-12)  
New York, USA
Am honoured and privileged to participate in this inaugural session of CSD-12. The presence of His Royal Highness, the Prince of Orange bears testimony to the importance of the critical development issues to be discussed
Opening of the First Asia-Pacific Contest for Women-friendly Cities  

I would like to begin by congratulating the three award winning cities in the First Asia-Pacific Contest for Women-friendly Cities. I would like to offer my apologies for not being able to join you today. My best wishes go to all those present.
 Opening of the First Asia-Pacific Contest for Women-friendly Cities English 8-Mar-04
Inaugural Meeting of the Advisory Group on Forced evictions  

It is my distinct pleasure to welcome you to Nairobi for this inaugural meeting of the Advisory Group on Forced Evictions. I wish first of all to thank you for your willingness to join this group, despite your heavy workloads, and to contribute to this challenging mission.
 Inaugural Meeting of the Advisory Group on Forced evictions English 5-Mar-04
The Nairobi Dam Trust Initiative  
Nairobi, Kenya
It is a great pleasure for me to join you this evening at the launching of "The Nairobi Dam Trust Initiative." I congratulate the Kenya Government and our sister agency UNEP on this important occasion and express appreciation for the invitation extended to us.
 The Nairobi Dam Trust Initiative English 4-Mar-04
48th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women  
New York, USA
I bring you greetings and best wishes for a successful Session from Mrs. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), in Nairobi, Kenya.
Statement of the UN-HABITAT Executive Director on the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCAP on Interagency Cooperation  
Statement of the UN-HABITAT Executive Director on the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCAP on Interagency Cooperation
I am pleased to be with you today to confirm on paper what we have been doing for a long time, which working together as UN agencies to explore opportunities for co-operation and collaboration on poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific region.
 Statement of the UN-HABITAT Executive Director on the Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with UNESCAP on Interagency Cooperation English 26-Feb-04
 
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