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THE REPORTS

 
  State of World Population 2007 — Web | English | Français | Español | Arabic |
  State of World Population 2007 — PDF | English | Français | Español | Arabic | Russian | Portuguesa
 

Growing Up Urban (Youth Supplement) — Web

| English | Français | Español |
  Growing Up Urban (Youth Supplement) — PDF | English | Français | Español |
  Selected Indicators – Monitoring ICPD Goals | English | Français | Español |
  Demographic, Social and Economic Indicators | English | Français | Español |
  Selected Indicators for Less Populous Countries/Territories | English | Français | Español |

MEDIA OUTREACH

 
 

Press Summary —  PDF

| English | Français | Español | Portuguesa |
 

Press Releases

| English | Español | Arabic| Portuguesa |
  Letter to the Editor | English | Français | Español | Portuguesa |
  Statement of Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA | English |Français | Español | Arabic | Download High resolution photo
 

Multimedia Introduction

Web Version:
English | Français | Español | Arabic |

Download Version:
English | Français | Español | Arabic | Chinese | Portuguesa | Turkish |
 

Video:

Rural Migrants Toil in Ho Chi Minh City | View Online | Download (WMV file) |Video Script |
 

 

A Teenage Mother in Manila's Slums | View Online | Download (WMV file) | Video Script |
 

 

Seeking the Good Life in Guangdong | View Online | Download (WMV file) | Video Script |
 

 

Different formats and higher quality versions of the videos are available for download or broadcasting. Please contact Alvaro Serrano at serrano@unfpa.org
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION  
 

Youth Supplement – Key Messages and Conclusions

| English | Portuguesa |
  Top Misconceptions about Urban Growth | English |
  Regional Comparisons and Analysis
| English |
  Country-by-Country Data
View urbanization data for 78 countries
  Weblink: A Majority in Cities Urbanization, Population and Development
FEATURE STORIES  
 

Shunde: Lure of Prosperity Brings Migrants to a Guangdong Boom Town

| English | Français | Español |
 

Cairo: In the Slums of Cairo, Home is a Roof Over Your Head

| English | Français | Español | Arabic |
 

Vancouver: Prosperity and poverty make for uneasy bedfellows in world’s most ‘liveable’ city

| English | Français | Español |
  Curitiba: What’s next for the champion of urban planning? | English | Français | Español |
 

Bucharest: Disenfranchised and Downtrodden: Romania’s Urban Roma

| English | Français | Español |
CONTACT INFORMATION  
 

Africa

George Ngwa
ngwa@unfpa.org
Tel. +27-12 354 8405

Angela Walker
walker@unfpa.org
Tel. +(221) 5080745

Asia

William A. Ryan
ryanw@unfpa.org
Tel. +66 2 288 2446

Europe

London
Peter Robbs
peter.robbs@ukonline.co.uk
Tel. +44 1480 465 328

Paris
Michel Aublanc
michel.aublanc@wanadoo.fr
Tel. +33 1 692 86 286

Brussels
Karin Heisecke
heisecke@unfpa.org
Tel. +322 550 18 32

Copenhagen
Asger Rhyl
asger.ryhl@unfpa.dk
Tel. +45 35 467 033

Geneva
Leyla Alyanak
alyanak@unfpa.org
Tel. 41 22 917 8563



Arab States and Eastern Europe

Henrietta Aswad
aswad@unfpa.org
Tel. +9626 5517040 ext 32

Latin America and the Caribbean

Trygve Olfarnes
olfarnes@unfpa.org
Tel: +52 55 5250-7977

United States and Canada

New York
Patricia Leidl
leidl@unfpa.org
Tel. +1 212 297 5088
Cell. +1 917 535 9508

New York
Omar Gharzeddine
gharzeddine@unfpa.org
Tel. +1 212 297 5028

Washington D.C.
Sarah Craven
craven@unfpa.org
Tel. +1 202 326 8713

Additional Cities, Contacts and Partners

Please see the list
GRAPHS AND TABLES  
 
Figure 1: Average Annual Rate of Change of the Urban Population, by Region, 1950-2030
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Figure 2: Urban Population, by Size Class of Settlement, World, 1975-2015
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Figure 3: Percentage of Population at Mid-year Residing in Urban Areas, by Region, 1950-2030
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Figure 4: Total Fertility Rate for Residents of Urban Slum and Non-slum Areas and for Rural Areas:
Selected African Countries, 2003-2004
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Figure 5: Estimated Global Homicide and Suicide Rates, by Age: World, 2000
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Figure 6. Percentage of Male and Female Population, Aged 0-12, by Slum and Non-slum Residence, in Selected Countries
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Figure 7: Large Cities in Relation to Current Climate-related Hazards
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Figure 8: China: Yellow Sea Coastal Region
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PHOTOGRAPHS  
  For additional information, formats, color versions, usage and licensing of the below photos, please contact each of the photographers and/or photo libraries. Please include a reference to this page and to the State of World Population Report 2007.
 


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Camel riders approach Cairo, Egypt, from across the desert.

 


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© Martin Roemers/Panos Pictures
The intensity of urbanization can clash with age-old customs and traditions. The traffic dodges a cow, while street vendors vie with modern shops in this busy Mumbai, India, intersection.

 


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An elderly man outside his home: a traditional hutong in Beijing, China. The white character on the wall indicates that the building is scheduled for demolition to make way for “urban development”.

 


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A young woman smiles from her tent-like hut built right under the shade of the most luxurious hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

             


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A woman walks in the shallows over the Yangtze River in Chongqing, China. With the completion of the Three Gorges Dam, the water level will rise dramatically.

 


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Women have a chance to socialize and discuss their own concerns on a women’s-only car on the commuter railroad line in Mumbai, India.

 


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An activist for the rights of people living with HIV works his beat in the slums of Lagos, Nigeria.

 


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Holding their brooms aloft and singing as they walk together, an army of community volunteers meets every week to sweep and clear the rubbish off the streets in a sprawling shack settlement of half a million people on the sandy flats off Cape Town, South Africa.

             


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Older people line up for soup in Hangzhou, China.

 


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Though he is unable to send them all to school, a man reads the newspaper to his children on the pavement outside his hut in Kolkata, India.

 


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Social worker helps a young polio victim in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

 


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A woman looks down on the city from her house on a hillside slum in Caracas, Venezuela.

             


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Men push bikes laden with coal in a mixed and rapidly-growing peri-urban area in Jharkand State, India.

 


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Night view of urban highways and overpasses in Shanghai, China.



 


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Busy pedestrian crossing in Tokyo, Japan.

 


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Afghan refugee children provide cheap labour on the scrap tire heaps in Peshawar, Pakistan.

             


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Mother carries her child through filthy streets in Port Au Prince, Haiti. One of the poorest places in the Western Hemisphere, it lacks garbage collection services.


 


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Victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans, United States, try to save some of their precious belongings.

 


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This street in Beirut, Lebanon, overlooking the Mediterranean offers commerce, recreation and, on this day, moments of late afternoon serenity.



 


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A Buddhist monk uses an ATM cash machine in Chiang Mai, Thailand.


             


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Employees of a huge industrial complex on their way to work in
the town of Jamshedpur, India.

 

 

       
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