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安娜•蒂贝琼卡(Anna Tibaijuka)小传

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安娜•蒂贝琼卡(Anna Tibaijuka)。坦桑尼亚人,现任联合国副秘书长、联合国人居署执行主任。当今联合国系统内职位最高的非洲女性。

1950年生于坦桑尼亚的小农家庭。瑞典农业科技大学农业经济学博士。通晓英语、斯瓦希里语、瑞典语和法语,出版过5本著作,先后获得加拿大麦基尔大学、英国伦敦大学学院等多所大学的荣誉博士学位,同时是瑞典皇家农林学学院的外籍院士。1998年进入联合国贸易和发展委员会,担任最不发达国家和内陆和岛屿国家主任和特别协调员。2000年,被任命为秘书长助理、联合国人居中心执行主任。2002年,被选举为联合国人居署首任执行主任。长期以来致力于推动联合国人居署的安全的土地保有权全球运动和城市管理全球运动,旨在提高公众意识,改善消除城市贫困的国家政策和地方战略,加强社会融合和公正。

Headline: A sense of place, belonging

 

Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka

 

Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuk is an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT).

 

 

It is with distinct pleasure that I congratulate the City of Shanghai, the International Bureau of Exhibitions and the Government of China on this unique international gathering known as the World Expo.

 

The theme of Expo 2010 “Better City, Better Life” is particularly opportune. It is no secret, with over half the world’s population currently living in cities, that our world is an increasingly urbanised one. The advent of Homo urbanus brings many challenges that require our urgent attention, including the sustained growth of slums, the threats posed by climate change and the lack of security of tenure. As the lead agency for cities in the United Nations system, UN〩ABITAT has worked at improving the lives of urban dwellers around the world ever since its inception in 1978.

 

At UN〩ABITAT, we consider that the attainment of a better life in the city is dependent both on the fulfillment of the basic needs of its citizens, including access to water, sanitation and housing, and on the enjoyment of the more intangible aspects of urban living, particularly those related to its social, cultural and historical characteristics. Fostering a sense of place, a feeling of belonging and a shared collective vision is in our view as important as ensuring that basic services are accessible to all.

 

Building better cities also requires a partnership of purpose between those who understand what is most at stake in cities, including local government, the private sector and urban dwellers. Urban actors who feel ownership of their city, who take pride in its achievements are the bedrock of the sustainable city. Without the commitment of all concerned, the city cannot flourish and attain its full potential as a place for social interaction, citizen participation, economic development and environmental engagement.

 

It is no coincidence that the host of Expo 2010 is itself one of the most rapidly developing urban centres in the world. Despite its exponential growth, Shanghai is an exemplar of how urbanisation can “go right” and rid itself of the cycles of exclusion and deprivation to foster equity and opportunities for all.

 

UN〩ABITAT is proud to have been mandated to coordinate the participation of the United Nations system at Expo 2010. We understand that the challenge is great and the stakes are high. We also recognise that the rewards of taking part in such a remarkable event as the Expo are of inestimable benefit to the entire United Nations family. Likewise, we hope that the United Nations vision on cities as showcased in our “One Earth, One UN” Pavilion will contribute to the international dialogue on cities and promote our common goals of sustainability and equity worldwide.

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