In collaboration with the Regional United Nations Information Centre for
Western Europe (RUNIC), the UN-HABITAT Liaison Office to the EU and Belgium
organizes the:


"Cities - Engines of Rural Development"

Brussels, 4 October 2004

14h00: Coffee

14h15: Welcome speech by Mr Jean BAKOLE, Director a.i. UN-HABITAT Brussels Liaison Office

14h25: Video message by Mrs Anna TIBAIJUKA, Executive Director UN-HABITAT

14h35: Presentation by Mr Kris Panneels, Head Directorate Multilateral Cooperation, DGCD: The place of habitat in the Belgian multilateral cooperation

14h50: Statement by a Representative of the European Commission

15h05: Statement by a Representative of the Development Committee, European Parliament

15h20: Presentation of the report : "The State of the World's Cities 2004 - 2005" by Ms Maria KEATING, Senior Coordinator UN-HABITAT

15h40: Discussion

16h00: End


VENUE: Regional United Nations Information Centre (RUNIC)
Residence Palace Bloc C - 8th floor
Wetstraat-Rue de la Loi 155 - 1040 Brussels
CONTACT: Jean-Luc Onckelinx
Information Officer for the BENELUX and the EU
Tel. 32.2.788.84.54
Fax. 32.2.788.84.77
E. mail:


UN-HABITAT 2004 Scroll of Honor winners

Each year, at the occasion of the World Habitat Day, UN-HABITAT is honoring six individuals and organizations for their commitment to the cause of human settlements development.

The individuals and the organizations which received the UN-HABITAT 2004 scroll of honor are the following:

1. Xiamen Municipal People’s Government – China
2. Center for Development Communication – India
3. Prime Minister Rafic Hariri – Lebanon
4. President Joaquim Chissano – Mozambique
5. The Big Issue Foundation – United Kingdom



UN Human Settlements Programme
The World Urban Forum  13-17 September 2004
Barcelona, Spain
State of the World's Cities 2004/2005
Globalization and Urban Culture