Dakar, 7 Apr 08
Top officials from the government and civil society bodies gathered in the Senegalese capital, Dakar last week to launch a national participatory budgeting programme designed to give the public at large a greater say in government and municipal spending.
Madrid, 29 Jun 07
On a working tour of Spain, UN-HABITAT Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka this week held talks with the country’s Vice-President, Mrs. Maria Teresa Fernández de la Vega, and the Minister of Industry, Tourism and Commerce, Mr. Joan Clos.
Nairobi, 19 Mar 07
The Government of Spain has committed new funding of US$592,000 for UN-HABITAT's Rapid Urban Sector Profiling for Sustainability (RUSPS) programme in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique and Senegal.
Barcelona, 17 Sept 04
The Second World Urban Forum in Barcelona closed on Friday with a clarion call from urban leaders on governments to give local authorities more support saying the challenge of urbanisation is greatest facing humanity in the new millennium.
Barcelona, Spain, 11 Sept 04
Lebaneses Prime Minister Rafic Hariri has been awarded a Special Citation of the UN-HABITAT Scroll of Honour for his work in the post-conflict reconstruction of his country.
Barcelona, 11 May 04
King Juan Carlos of Spain travelled to Barcelona’s newly refurbished waterfront at the weekend to open the 2004 Universal Forum of Cultures, a five-month urban extravaganza of festivities, music, and art with a series of conferences on themes ranging from peace and sustainable development to cultural diversity.
, 1 Dec 03
Barcelona's Mayor Joan Clos met with Mr. Lars Reutersward, Director of UN-HABITAT's Global Division last week to discuss the World Urban Forum, a major United Nations meeting, which will be hosted by the Mayor during the Universal Forum of Cultures in 2004.
, 23 Oct 03
Senior United Nations officials and representatives of donor governments gathered in the Spanish capital Madrid on Thursday for two days of talks aimed finding the funds and political consensus to rebuild Iraq. Set to play a major role if called upon, UN-HABITAT has a new game plan for longer-term urban rehabilitation and governance, and a fresh strategy for immediate needs.