The main objectives of the conference were to:
the vision and understanding of the Safer Cities approach and
the importance of sustainable safety in the context of good
governance, poverty reduction and social inclusion.
Safer Cities projects and learn from the experiences of mayors,
city councillors, municipal managers and key partners.
Promote sustainable safety as an integral part of strategic
an integrated action plan for Safer Cities in Africa and other
regions of the world for 2004-2006.
the safer cities approach in the NEPAD initiative for Africa
and city-to-city co-operation.
A small international steering committee
composed of UN-HABITAT and the municipalities of eThekwini,
Nairobi, Bamako and Dar es Salaam,Kampala, as well as of other
key international partners to be included at a later date, has
been set up. The committee is responsible for the general planning,
orientation and agenda development of the conference. It is
supported by UN-HABITAT and by a technical working group.
A local planning committee
under the responsibility of the eThekwini Municipality has been
set up. It will look after all the logistical aspects of the
conference and will liaise and coordinate with the international
steering committee and UN-HABITAT.