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Keynote Address on Sustainable urban development priorities and strategies by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the 2011 Gwangju Summit of the Urban Environmental Accords  
Gwangju, South Korea
It is a pleasure and a privilege for me to be with you today to address the Gwangju Summit of the Urban Environmental Accords. I am happy to be in Korea this week, a country that has taken a lead in “walking the talk” on sustainable urbanization and climate change issues, combining efforts of local government, the private sector and academia. This great country harbours many shining examples of sustainable, inclusive, green and welcoming cities. If all cities were to follow in the footsteps of Korean Mayors, there would perhaps not be so many worries about the feasibility of reaching significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions.
  Keynote Address on Sustainable urban development priorities and strategies by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the 2011 Gwangju Summit of the Urban Environmental Accords English 16-Oct-11
WHD 2006 Kazan Executive Director's statement  
Kazan, Russia
It is a privilege and a pleasure to be here in Kazan celebrating the World Habitat Day. Since 1985, UN-HABITAT and partners have been commemorating this important day to reflect collectively about the challenges of achieving sustainable human settlements in a world that is becoming increasingly urbanized.
Welcoming address by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, Executive Director UN-HABITAT Director General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON)at the opening of the 21st session of the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the opening session of the 21st session of the Governing Council in my current two capacities. Firstly, as the Director General of the United Nations Office at Nairobi, UNON, a responsibility bestowed upon me by the Secretary General last year after Dr. Klaus Toepfer retired. Speaking in that capacity, it is with great pleasure that for the second time this year, we are honored to welcome you, President Mwai Kibaki, to our UN Compound. Your personal presence is a testimony to the important support you are giving to the work of the UN in general, and in particular to the business covered by the UN environmental agencies headquartered here, namely UNEP and UN-HABITAT.
Address by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the closing ceremony of the fifth session of World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, 26 March 2010  
Rio de Janeiro
It is truly a very great honour for me and my colleagues at UN-HABITAT to have convened this fifth session of the World Urban Forum here in the beautiful city of Rio de Janeiro. In terms of global participation, it has been by far the largest forum we have yet held. It has been also a gathering at which we heard many voices from every region of the world.
 Address by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the closing ceremony of the fifth session of World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro, Friday, 26 March 2010 English 26-Mar-10
Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT on the Official Signing Ceremony for Collaboration between UN-HABITAT and Booyoung Co., Ltd. on 13 October 2011  

With a great pleasure and excitement, I am standing here today. Just now, Dr. Lee, Chairman of Booyoung, and I signed the contribution agreement, through which Booyoung committed USD 3 million to the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), for our programmes and projects aiming at resolving the urban issues in the African countries.
  Welcoming Remarks by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT on the Official Signing Ceremony for Collaboration between UN-HABITAT and Booyoung Co., Ltd. on 13 October 2011 English 16-Oct-11
Address by Mrs. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka  
Nairobi, Kenya
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you, and to express my sincere gratitude to you, Mr. President and to your Government, for offering to host the global celebrations of World Habitat Day this year - back in Nairobi, the headquarters of our Agency.
Congratulatory Remarks by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the 2011 U-City World Forum on 13 October 2011  

The Forum’s vision - defining the concept of the city of the future, which is capable of enhancing the quality of life of the world’s urban population and contributing to sustainable development, is one of the main challenges that all countries face today. I therefore would like to congratulate you for taking up this important challenge. UN-HABITAT, the UN agency tasked to deal with urbanisation issues, can certainly make valuable contributions and stands ready to work with you.
 Congratulatory Remarks by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the 2011 U-City World Forum on 13 October 2011 English 16-Oct-11
First International Forum on Dynamic Cities Need Women: Statement by Dr. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka,Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director, UN-HABITAT, Director-General, United Nations Office at Nairobi, Kenya  
Brussels, Belgium
It gives me great pleasure and honour to deliver a Keynote Address to this First International Forum on Dynamic Cities Need Women. It is indeed a privilege for me to share with you my views as a woman leader, activist and long time defender of women’s rights in Africa.
 ED's statement at Brussels Forum on Dynamic Cities Need Women English 11-Dec-07
Address by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General of the United Nationsand Executive Director of UN-Habitat on the Occasion of the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum  
Naples, Italy

 Address by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General of the United Nationsand Executive Director of UN-Habitat on the Occasion of the Sixth Session of the World Urban Forum English 3-Sep-12
Welcoming address by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the reception co-hosted with the Government of the Federative Republic Brazil at 22nd session of the Governing Council of UN-HABITAT.  

I am delighted to say a big word of welcome to you all this evening. We are holding this event with thanks to the wonderful generosity of the Government of the Federal Government of Brazil, and the City of Rio de Janeiro, hosts to the fifth session of the World Urban Forum.
Executive Director’s message on World Habitat Day  
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The theme this year of World Habitat Day on 6 October spearheaded by the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro is water and sanitation. Never before has there been such clear international consensus that sustainable development starts with health and dignity. These fundamental conditions of human development cannot be met without sustained investment in safe water and basic sanitation.
Statement by Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the opening ceremony of 1st joint conference of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of Countries  
Nairobi,Kenya
It is a great privilege for us that so many Honourable Ministers, Mayors and distinguished representatives making up more than 200 delegates from more than 50 countries have joined us here this week for this first ministerial-level conference of our three bodies.
Address to the Golden Spear 2005 Symposium on Civil-Military Cooperation in Disaster Management  
Nairobi
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.
 Address_to_the_Golden_Spear_2005_Symposium_on_Civil-Military_Cooperation_in_Disaster_Management-GoldenSpearEDSpeech.pdf English
Address to the Second Committee by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UN-Habitat on the 67th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. NewYork, 1st November 2012  

The preparatory process for Habitat III will place significant demands on Member States, UN-Habitat, and the UN system as a whole. As you may know already, in late August this year, the Secretary-General designated me as the Secretary-General for Habitat III. I am confident that I can count on the support of all Member States and UN agencies in this exciting but demanding journey towards Habitat III.
 Address to the Second Committee by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director UN-Habitat on the 67th Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations English 15-Nov-12
Closing Statement by Mrs. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Executive Director, UN-HABITAT  
Nairobi
As an enormous universal gathering of faiths put away their differences and assembled in Rome to lay Pope John Paul II to rest, 827 delegates from 92 Member States, including 48 Member States of the Governing Council, 39 representatives of Local Governments and their organisations and 92 representatives of NGOs as well as participants from the UN system, IGOs, professional associations and the private sector, assembled in Nairobi to provide guidance to one of the United Nations’ key programmes in the fight against global poverty.
Address by Dr. Joan Clos Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of UN-HABITAT at the ISK Annual Dinner  
Nairobi
It is a great honour for me to share my thoughts with this relevant gathering of Land Professionals in Kenya, and especially on a topic that is very close to my heart, “the Role of Land Professionals in Tackling Informal Settlements”. I am sure you are aware that UN-Habitat is the United Nations agency mandated to promote socially sustainable urbanization in towns and cities. This includes tackling informal settlements, without which sustainable urbanization cannot be attained. 
 Download PDF format English 8-May-13
OPENING STATEMENT BY DR. JOAN CLOS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UN-HABITAT AND HABITAT III SECRETARY-GENERAL  
N'djamena, Chad
It is my honour and great pleasure to address this Fifth Session of AMCHUD. At the onset, I would like to thank our generous hosts, the Government of the Republic of Chad and the City of N’Djamena, for their warm welcome and kind hospitality.
 OPENING STATEMENT BY DR. JOAN CLOS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF UN-HABITAT AND HABITAT III SECRETARY-GENERAL English 3-Mar-14
Statement By Ms. Anna Tibaijuka Under Secretary General & Executive Director at the occasion of commissioning UN-Habitat’s activities in Lira - Northern Uganda  
Lira
It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to address you here today at the Igony Primary School in Lira.
Eve Woman of the Year Award  
Nairobi, Kenya
It gives me great pleasure to be here on the eve of International Women's Day. This is the day that women all over the world celebrate their achievements. And what could be more appropriate than to gather here in Nairobi to honour 10 Kenyan women award winners, and 30 nominees, who are a testament to women's courage and ability.
At the one-day policy forum of the Economic and Social Research Council and the Development Studies Association, London, Friday, 9 December 2005 , By Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka,Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director  
London, UK
It is a great honour to address you today as we come to the end of the year 2005, the Year of Africa. As a member of the Commission for Africa and as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for human settlements, I thank you for calling this meeting to see how we move beyond 2005 and turn promises into policy. Having devoted considerable effort to the report of the Commission for Africa, I am most anxious to ensure follow through and longer term commitment.
 At the one-day policy forum of the Economic and Social Research Council and the Development Studies Association, London, Friday, 9 December 2005 , By Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka,Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director English 9-Dec-05
 
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