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    • Safety won’t happen by accident – says Kacyira at meeting on urban safety

      Geneva, 6 July 2016 – UN-Habitat Deputy Executive Director Aisa Kirabo Kacyira has said that urban safety will not happen by accident and requires hard work and action. She made the statement at the opening of an expert...

      • Posted July 6, 2016
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    • Microsoft dives in to quell crime in cities

      Durban 01 July 2016—Technology giant Microsoft is keen on partnering with various stakeholders to ensure that cities are made safer for all inhabitants.  At the same time a ground breaking ‘State of Urban Safety in South Africa Report...

      • Posted July 1, 2016
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    • Terrorism, threat to albinos and xenophobia biggest challenges to safety in urban Africa

      Durban, 01 July 29, 2016—Terrorism by Boko Haram, Al Shabab, threat to albinos as xenophobic attacks and gender based violence remain some of the biggest challenges to safety and security in African urban centres, Director of Programmes at...

      • Posted June 29, 2016
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    • UN-Habitat hosts public and gender event at New York meeting

      New York, 23 March 2016— During the 60th session on the Commission for the Status of Women, UN-Habitat hosted the side event Safer Cities +20: Public Space and Gender. The side-event highlighted the importance of public space in...

      • Posted March 23, 2016
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    • Mexico advances collaboration with UN-Habitat on Safer Cities Programme

      City of Mexico, 18 March 2016 —  At the invitation of the Government of Mexico, and in particular the Ministries of Interior and Urban Development, the mission undertook to review the progress made on the development of the...

      • Posted March 18, 2016
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    • Mayor of Montreal confirms his leadership role in the Global Network on Safer Cities

      Montreal, Ottawa, 16 March 2016 —  At the invitation of the Safer Cities Programme Partners in Canada (the Women In Cities International, the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime, the Centre for the Prevention of Radicalisation, the...

      • Posted March 16, 2016
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    • UN-Habitat assesses progress of the Africa Forum for Urban Safety

      Durban 14 March 2016 —  At the invitation of the City of Durban, UN-Habitat recently undertook a to review the progress made on the development of the Africa Forum for Urban Safety (AFUS) with the South African city...

      • Posted March 14, 2016
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    • Urban Safety and Good Governance The Role of the Police

      This publication is designed for national and local authorities, the police, and civil society organisations which contribute to urban safety development at the local level.

      • Posted January 19, 2016
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    • Survivors Speak A snapshot survey on violence against women

      This survey report is part of the Safer Cities Nairobi Project aiming at shedding light on the hidden problem of violence against women, and to address the gaps of information that persist on this subject.

      • Posted January 19, 2016
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    • Habitat Debate Vol. 9, No. 2, Young people in an urbanizing world

      Cities are our destiny. Visions of a non- or de-urbanizing world, while interesting and important intellectual creations of the 20th century, arIn a world where the number of young people has become the largest in history relative...

      • Posted January 12, 2016
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    • Habitat Debate Vol. 7, No. 4, Cities at Risk

      Cities are our destiny. Visions of a non- or de-urbanizing world, while interesting and important intellectual creations of the 20th century, are no longer credible.  

      • Posted January 12, 2016
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    • Urban Safety Newsletter

      Crime does not happen spontaneously. It grows out of an unequal and exclusive society, and outof a lack of institutional and social control. Moreover, the criminal justice system, including police, courts and sons, is poorly adapted to...

      • Posted January 12, 2016
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    • Youth and Crime in Nairobi

      As part of a crime survey conducted in Nairobi from April to July 2001, which indicated that youth delinquency is considered as a problem by the residents of Nairobi, a youth offender profile was carried out. The...

      • Posted January 12, 2016
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    • World Habitat Day 2007 – A safe city is just a city

      One of the most significant causes of fear and insecurity in many cities today is crime and violence. Between 1990 and 2000, incidents of violent crime per 100,000 persons increased from 6 to 8.8. Recent studies show...

      • Posted January 12, 2016
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    • Safer Cities Promotional Booklet

      It is projected that by 2030, two-thirds of humanity will be living in towns and cities around the world. Another feature of the new urban age is that the global number of slum dwellers is now set...

      • Posted January 12, 2016
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    • Safer Cities: A safer and just city for all

      The challenges facing cities with regards to the impacts of growing violence and insecurity are numerous and daunting. The need to address crime prevention in cities is apparent. This brochure highlights the Safer Cities approach run by...

      • Posted January 12, 2016
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    • Safer Cities: City Changer Toolkit

      ‘I’m a City Changer’ is the awareness-raising initiative of World Urban Campaign. It is about: • Positive urban development • Solutions to urban challenges • Giving voice to cities and people to change our urban future. The...

      • Posted January 12, 2016
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    • Guía para la prevención local hacia políticas de cohesión social y seguridad ciudadana

      Esta Guía ha sido realizada en colaboración entre la Agencia de Naciones Unidas HABITAT y la Universidad Jesuita Alberto Hurtado (UAH) de Chile.

      • Posted July 14, 2014
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    • Women’s Safety Audit: What Works and Where?

      In many cities women and girls face violence not only in their homes and in relationships, but also in public spaces due to poor urban design and poor management of public spaces.

      • Posted July 4, 2014
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    • The Global Assessment on Women’s Safety

      Women are at risk of violence both in public and private spheres, in and around the home, in neighbourhoods and at city level.

      • Posted July 4, 2014
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