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The report, launched one month ago, is a huge step forward for the engineering community and focuses on ‘Issues, Challenges and Opportunities for Development’ – and  looks at both the broad engineering profession and at its role in poverty reduction. The report is the result of three years work and has over international contributors.Andrew Lamb, Chief Executive of Engineers Without Borders UK was fortunate to be able to contribute to the report as a Consultant Technical Editor, working with UNESCOs Dr. Tony Marjoram – the Chief Editor for the project. The report was created for not only politicians and policy makers but also the general public as a tool for communicating engineering. The report has already been sucessful in reaching key government personnel as well as ministers and senior civil servants. Several UK based launch events are also planned. Where you can get the reportYou can get a free download the full UNESCO Engineering Report from http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images///e.pdf. The paper on the Engineers Without Borders movement begins on page  (or page of the PDF). The report doesn’t focus on EWB-UK but attempts to give a broad overview of the movement. Other papers that may interest you:·         Practical Action – page ·         Country status reports – starting page with reports from African countries·         Poverty reduction – page ·         Engineering in emergencies – page (me again!)·         Water supply and sanitation – page ·         Transformation of engineering education – from page ·         Afterword – from page  You can purchase the report from http://publishing.unesco.org/details.aspx?Code_Livre= View  a press release about the reprot at: http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/single-view/news/engineer_shortage_a_threat_to_development_underlines_unescos_first_global_report_on_engineering/