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    Juma Assiago - UN-HABITAT Juma Assiago - UN-HABITAT Presentation Transcript

    • - SC Communication Strategy, June 2011, Nairobi
    • Can Cities Be Safer? An Urban Approach Safer Cities
      • For the first time in human history, more people now live in cities than in rural areas.
      • Conceptions of local and global governance are changing
      • With a third of all urban dwellers living in ghettos, slums, favela, rapid urbanisation is also reshaping the family, the school and the community.
      Safer Cities Overview – the Urban World
    • Saskia Sassen, 1992. The Global City: New York, London, Tokio . Mike Davies, 2006. Planet of Slums .
      • The urban approach makes possible to reach the neighborhoods , to understand their meaning for residents and understand all types of internal conflicts
      • Main concern is not crime reduction but improving quality of life - An issue of urban planning, management and governance
      Safer Cities Can Cities Be Safer? The Urban Approach to Crime &Violence
    • Safer Cities UN support – The Safer Cities Programme
      • Has assisted 53 cities in 19 countries to develop capacities in the prevention of urban crime and enhancement of urban safety
      • Provides a holistic notion of ‘safety’ through:
      • a careful consideration of social cohesion
      • extent of urban inequalities
      • risk of the built environment
      • scope of inclusiveness in urban governance
    • Achievements
      • Formulated Urban Safety Projects in various cities in Africa and Latin America
      • Tools adapted, tested, documented and disseminated on the local approach and on prevention issues
      • Networks of cities active in this field
      • Acknowledgment of the role of local authorities in the international and national debate
      • Enabling National policies in support to local community-based interventions
      • Growing understanding within the UN on the local articulation of the prevention of violence and crime
      Safer Cities
    • Towards the Global Network on Safer Cities
      • Ministries of Local Government, Housing and Urban Development have requested UN-HABITAT to catalyse the application of the Safer Cities approach through the establishment of a Global Network on Safer Cities (GNSC)
      • The development of UN Guidelines on Safer Cities will provide the fulcrum for the GNSC between 2012 – 2016
      • The empowerment of local authorities and local governance mechanisms on prevention is the prime focus of the network.
      Safer Cities
    • Key Priorities of the GNSC 2012-16
      • Knowledge Management: Documentation of lessons from practice of 15 years of application of ‘Safer Cities’
      • C2C: Training Programme on South-South Cooperation and North – South- Cooperation on Safer Cities
      • Advocacy: World Urban Campaign targeting citizens participation promoting better life through safer cities
      • Partnerships: Establishment of thematic collaboration with multilateral agencies towards enhancing multisectoral frameworks at national and local level.
      Safer Cities
    • Future key steps
      • Establishment of a virtual platform of the GNSC
      • Partners Consultation Processes towards the launch of the Global Network on Safer Cities Action Plan at the World Urban Forum VI , Naples, Italy, September 1 – 7 2012
      Safer Cities
    • UN-HABITAT P.O Box 30030 Nairobi, Kenya Tel: 254-20 7623771 Email: juma.assiago@unhabitat.org http://www.unhabitat.org/safercities Thank You