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Grand finale for World Habitat Day in Monterrey, Mexico  
Monterrey, 8 Oct 07
World Habitat Day 2007 closed in a grand finale on Friday in theMexican city of Monterrey as part of the Universal Forum of Cultures.
This occasion marked the end of a week of activities all around the world that began in The Hague on 1 October.
Holland’s youngest city councillors present a “Millennium Municipality Declaration”  
The Hague, 8 Oct 07
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka was presented a “Millennium Municipality Declaration” on World Habitat Day last week by a group representing the youngest members of municipalities accross The Netherlands.
Working together in making Kosovo cities safe and just  
Kosovo, 8 Oct 07
Various activities were held in different parts of Kosovo to mark the 2007 World Habitat Day organized jointly by city municipalities and UN-HABITAT’s Municipal Spatial Planning Support Programme ‘Making Better Cities Together’. The focus of the activities was on looking for ideas which can be implemented through cooperation with various stakeholders and would lead to increased safety of women and children; safer public spaces open to various social, ethnic, and age groups; safer school environments and disaster prevention.
Delegates gather in Monterrey to discuss urban crime  
Monterrey, 4 Oct 07
Over 600 delegates from some 42 countries drawn across the globe gathered in the Mexican city of Monterrey from Monday for a conference that is discussing urban crime and violence prevention. Those delivering key speeches at the opening of the meeting included UN-HABITAT's Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean
Pomp and glamour at the Kenyan World Habitat Day celebrations  
Thika, 2 Oct 07
Pomp and glamour marked Kenya’s national World Habitat Day celebrations held in Thika, some 40 kilometers North-West of Nairobi.
Song and dance, acrobatic performances and poems marked the day which saw a huge turnout from government officials
A glittering World Habitat Day opening  
The Hague, 1 Oct 07
UN-HABITAT's Executive Director, Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, on Monday joined members of the Dutch government and the Mayor of the Hague, Mr. Wim Deetman for the 2007 celebration of World Habitat Day.
UN-Habitat Launches the Global Report on Human Settlements  
Nairobi, 1 Oct 07
The world’s poor are the worst affected by urban crime and violence, insecurity of tenure and forced eviction, and natural and human-made disasters, regardless of their geographical location, finds a new UN report launched today.
The Hague prepares to mark World Habitat Day  
Nairobi, 27 Sept 07
As part of celebrations to mark this year’s World Habitat Day, UN-HABITAT and its partners have organized global celebrations focusing on urban safety and security in The Hague, The Netherlands, 1 - 2 October. As part of the celebrations, a conference will bring together professionals working at all levels to address the challenges of urban safety and security in the developed and developing countries. The keynote speakers at the event will be welcomed by the host Wim Deetman, Mayor of The Hague and chairman of the United Cities and Local Governments’ Committee on City Diplomacy, and members of the Dutch government including Bert Koenders, Dutch Minister for Development Cooperation and Ella Vogelaar, Dutch Minister for Housing, Communities and Integration. Mr. Jan Pronk, former Dutch minister and former Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations in Sudan, will chair the conference.
Global preparations in top gear for World Habitat Day fete  
Nairobi, 11 Sept 07
Preparations are underway in nearly all countries globally to mark this year’s World Habitat Day.
UN HABITAT announces the 2007 Scroll of Honour Award Winners  
Nairobi, 11 Sept 07
As part of the celebrations to mark this year’s World Habitat Day, UN-HABITAT Thursday announced the list of individuals and institutions it was honouring with the Habitat Scroll of Honour award for their commitment to promotion of human settlements.
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