A sample of stories in the media based on United Nations Population Division publications and data
10 June 2008
Supplying sustainability On Line opinion - Australia The United Nations’ Population Division said that 2007 was the first time in history that more humans lived in urban rather than in rural areas. (10 June 2008)
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