Networking City Leadership - Michele Acuto

With mounting globalisation, sprawling city-to-city connections, and an increasing role in global governance, it is critical for city leaders to understand and strategically orient their networking activities to open up the horizons of urban policy. Michele Acuto from University College London addresses this in the following lecture.

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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 group meeting on urban safety in the new urban agenda, organised by UN-Habitat with support from the Habitat III Secretariat, the City of Geneva, the Safer Cities Programme and the Geneva Peace-building Platform.

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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 2016’ was launched on Wednesday attracting huge interest. Addressing a session at the ongoing African Forum for Urban Safety two senior officials of the company Mr. Sandile Mahlaba and Ms. Nashreen Hofmeester said ultimately Microsoft wanted to be the partner of choice for any city that needed to use IT in improving urban safety and security.

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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 UN-Habitat Alioune Badiane said Wednesday.“We abhor the revulsive attacks by Boko Haram mainly in West Africa and the Lake Chad region, the Al Shaabab in East Africa, xenophobic attacks mainly seen in Southern Africa and gender based violence which is cross cutting,” he said. Mr.

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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 Safer Cities Mexico Programme.  Meetings took place with the Ministry of Interior (SEGOB), the Ministry of Urban Affairs (SEDATU) and the UN-Habitat Mexico Office.  Leading the two Ministries were Rosario Robles, the Secretary of the Agrarian, Territorial and Urban Development Secretariat (SEDATU), the representatives of the Under-Secretary of the Prev

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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 University of Ottawa, the University of Montreal, the City of Montreal, the Ministry of Public Safety and the Ministry of Global Affairs), to revive the partnership we have with the Government of Canada, particularly with the Public Safety Canada and City of Montreal towards a "Canada- Global Partnership Framework on Safer Cities".

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Urban Safety and Good Governance The Role of the Police

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Throughout the world, violence, delinquency and fear undermine the basic right of individuals to live in peace and fully benefit from a healthy and sustainable community. These elements make no real distinction between prosperous and poor cities, and impose aconsiderable cost on the population, particularly through the decline of communities, the increase in health and security expenditures and the deterioration of investments. Violence and fear directly threaten life in society, good governance and the sustainable development of the world’s communities and neighbourhoods.