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INTRODUCTION

The Safer Cities Programme was launched in 1996 at the request of African mayors who wanted to address urban violence by developing a prevention strategy at city level. The programme supports the implementation of the Habitat Agenda, which acknowledges the responsibility of local authorities in crime prevention. Furthermore, the Programme is in line with the ECOSOC Resolution 1995/9 of 24 July 1995.

The main objectives of the programme are to:
(1) Build capacities at city level to adequately address urban insecurity; and thereby
(2) Contribute to the establishment of a culture of prevention.

HIGHLIGHTS

U ->SAFE (Urban Safety Arena For Exchange) is a world wide arena for the exchange of practice and knowledge in the field of urban safety in urban design and development, created by the Young Urban Network (YUN) and the Urban Laboratory Göteborg (ULG), in cooperation with UN-Habitat.
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42nd. IFLA World Congress & Student Design Competition
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Training Session on the Local Crime Prevention Toolkit.
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Second International Conference on Safer Cities for Women and Girls.
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City Council and UN-HABITAT launch new safety convention for Nairobi
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Second International Conference on Urban Youth at Risk.
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Women's Safety Awards 2004
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