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Flagship report in Arabic launched  
Bahrain, 7 Jun 09
UN-HABITAT's flagship report, the State of the World’s Cities is now available in Arabic, thanks to funding and support provided by the Government of Bahrain.
Experts review State of Asian Cities Report  
Chiang Mai, 3 Jun 09
Experts from four major international agencies met in Thailand on June 1-3 to review progress in the preparation of the first State of Asian Cities Report.
Experts discuss housing in Central Asia  
Dushanbe, 18 May 09
Experts drawn from various countries and agencies met in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to discuss affordable housing challenges in Central Asia.
Free access to environment research for developing countries  
Nairobi, 1 Apr 09
Almost fifty Governing Council delegates attended a briefing on how to get free access to environmental research through the On-line Access to Research on the Environment initiative.
Enormous support for books in slums  
Nairobi, 31 Mar 09
UN-HABITAT received many pledges from United Nations staff, organizations and Governing Council delegates to give books and audio visual material for communities in slums in response the agency’s Book into the future appeal.
Peter Oberlander: the passing of a UN-HABITAT founding father  
Vancouver, Canada, 6 Jan 09
H. Peter Oberlander, a founding father of UN-HABITAT, passed away peacefully on 27 December 2008, his family announced this week. An architect and teacher who became Canada’s first Professor of Urban and Regional Planning, he was 86.
UN-HABITAT hosts training on water testing  
Kisii, Kenya, 2 Dec 08
Participants drawn from over ten African countries came together in the western Kenyan town of Kisii for a UN-HABITAT sponsored training in basic skills in low cost water quality testing.
UN-HABITAT report projects steep growth of African urban population  
Nairobi, 11 Nov 08
Although worldwide urban growth is expected to slow, a new report by UN-HABITAT is projecting the reverse in Africa with the continent’s urban population being projected to more than double by 2030.
UN-HABITAT unveils State of the World’s Cities report  
London, 23 Oct 08
Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of UN-HABITAT said that the crisis should be viewed as a “housing finance crisis” in which the poorest of poor were left to fend for themselves.
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