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Inaugural Address UN Pavilion Lecture Series by Dr. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka, Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director  

The 19th Century was a period in history marked by major innovations in medicine and disease prevention which contributed to the rapid acceleration in population growth in the western world. Europe’s population doubled from roughly 200 million to more than 400 million inhabitants. The 19th Century was remarkable in the widespread formation of new settlements, particularly in North America and Australasia, with approximately 70 million people leaving Europe in quest of a better life. In the beginning of the 19th Century, only 2 percent of the global population lived in urban areas. The Industrial Revolution spread from the United Kingdom through Europe, North America, and eventually to the whole world.
 Inaugural Address UN Pavilion Lecture Series by Dr. Anna Kajumulo Tibaijuka Under-Secretary-General & Executive Director English
Opening statement by Mrs Anna Tibaijuka under-secretary general & executive director United nations human settlements programme (UN-HABITAT) Third APMCHUD Solo, Indonesia 24 June 2010  

It gives me great pleasure, once again, to visit this beautiful country. I am deeply honoured to be able to address you in this historic city of Surakarta, also known as Solo, for the opening of the Ministerial segment of this Third Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Housing and Urban Development.
Thirteenth Commission on Sustainable Development  
New York
I am honoured and privileged to participate at the opening of the 13th session of the Commission on Sustainable Development to report on the outcome of the twentieth session of the Governing Council of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT) held during April 4 to 8, 2005 in Nairobi. I thank H. E. Ambassador Ashe, the Chair of this session for his presence at our Governing Council.
the Global Chemical Giant BASF signing of the letter of Intent  
UN-HABITAT’s mandate to achieve ‘Adequate shelter for all’ and ‘Sustainable human settlements’ presents a formidable but often forgotten challenge for the international community. In the context of the effective implementation of the Habitat Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals, UN-HABITAT is asked to strengthen local authorities, community organizations and non-governmental organizations so they may be more effective in the spheres of education, health, poverty eradication, human rights, social integration, and infrastructure.
High Level Panel to Commemorate International Women’s Day  
New York
I am honored and privileged to participate in this high level panel to commemorate International Women’s Day, March 8 2005 on the theme “Gender Equality Beyond 2005: Building a More Secure Future”. Let me start by expressing my warm appreciation to the UN Division for the Advancement of Women, for graciously giving me the opportunity to address you all today. I would like to extend my congratulations to Ms Rachel Mayanja on her appointment as Assistant Secretary General, and Special Adviser to the UN-Secretary General on Gender Equality and the Advancement of Women.
International Meeting to Review the Implementation of the Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States  
I am honoured and privileged to participate in this high level segment to review the implementation of the Barbados Programme of Action for the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). At the outset, allow me to express my heartfelt sympathy and solidarity to the governments and peoples of those Asian and the East African countries, who were affected by the terrible tragedy of the Tsunami that struck the region several weeks ago. This tragedy is a grim reminder to all of us of the vulnerability of coastal regions, particularly the Small Island Developing States
Global WASH Forum  
I am honoured to have been invited by Sir Richard Jolly to chair the Global WASH Forum in Dakar and it is indeed a privilege and pleasure for me to join you at this inaugural plenary session of the Forum.
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