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Source: Department of Public Information (DPI)
United Nations News Service (See also > DPI)
19 May 2005



UN trains newly elected Palestinian mayors


19 May 2005 The United Nations agency for sustainable housing and urban development is training nearly two dozen newly elected Palestinian mayors in a pioneering workshop that starts on Saturday to improve their leadership and management skills, the agency said today.

A previous six-day phase, training Palestinian trainers, ended today in Ismailia, Egypt, the UN Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) said.

That phase gave the 13 participants the chance to develop capacity-building programmes and new methods, based on UN-HABITAT training manuals, to teach leadership and management skills to mayors, local authority councillors and other local leaders in interactive, participatory, client-centred sessions, it said.

After a formal opening ceremony on Friday, the graduates of the first phase will train 21 mayors from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in a pilot workshop from 21 to 26 May.


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