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Campaign Overview

UN-HABITAT launched the Global Campaign on Urban Governance in 1999 to support the implementation of the Habitat Agenda goal of sustainable human settlements development in an urbanizing world. The campaigns goal is to contribute to the eradication of poverty through improved urban governance. read more

National and Local Campaigns:
To respond to specific local conditions, national campaigns are underway or are planned in Nigeria, Tanzania...
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Declaration on the Norms of Good Urban Governance:
The Campaign promotes debate and seeks international consensus on the principles of good urban governance.
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Revised National Legislation:
Support to countries seeking to ground their legislation in the principles of good urban governance.
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Policy Papers:
Policy support on such subjects as gender, and the role of youth in good urban governance.
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Inclusive Cities Initiative:
An emerging network of cities and their development partners committed to practicing inclusive urban governance.
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Good Urban Governance Index:
A tool for cities to monitor their progress in achieving their urban governance objectives.
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Good Urban Governance Toolkits:
A series of tools developed by Habitat and its partners to promote good urban governance. Individuals toolkits are being developed to support participatory urban decision-making, transparency in local government and participatory budgeting.
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What's New
World Urban Forum: Campaign Highlights
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Philippine Urban Forum prepares national campaign launch for June 2002.
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Burkina Faso Campaign Preparations Reviewed 12-15 March 2002.
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Featured Publications
Participatory Urban Decision-Making Toolkit.

UN-HABITAT and other tools for participatory urban development.
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Women and Urban Governance Policy Paper.

Seven policy issues in urban governance affecting women.

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Campaign Concept Paper.

An overview of the what, why and how of the Campaign

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