It is with great sadness that I inform you of the demise of Ms. Tatiana Khabarova on 17 January 2021 in Moscow, Russian Federation, after a short illness. Tatiana joined UN-Habitat in 2009 as the Programme Manager for UN-Habitat’s office in Moscow, the Project Coordination Office for Countries of the CIS.
Tatiana headed the office in Moscow and represented UN-Habitat on several Committees on behalf of the Agency. Prior to joining UN-Habitat she worked for UN-OCHA from 2006-2008. Positions prior to joining the UN included the State Duma (Parliament) of the Russian Federation and the USSR Supreme Soviet (Parliament).
Her sudden death has come as a shock to UN-Habitat and also to many in the Russian and international development community who knew and worked with her.
Tatiana’s professionalism, knowledge, and dedication strengthened the organization’s programme of work in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States region, including our relations with the Missions and line Ministries, CIS Intergovernmental Council, International Assembly of Capitals and Large Cities, Moscow Urban Forum, UNECE and many other national, local government, civil society and academic partners.
All those who worked with Tatiana recall her hospitality, generosity, and kindness and had the privilege to learn from her immense knowledge of the region.
UN-Habitat has lost an exemplary staff member.
Tatiana Khabarova, is survived by her husband Serghei Khabarov and her two children.
Below is a link to a condolence book for you to share your memories with her family: