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Human Development Report 2014

Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

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Dignity
31 March 2015 | Dr. Juan Somavia

In today’s world defending the dignity of work is a constant uphill struggle. Prevailing economic thinking sees work as a cost of production, which in a global economy has to be as low as possible in order to be competitive.

Coffee
20 March 2015 | Jon Hall and Shivani Nayyar

Today, 20 March, is the International Day of Happiness.

The 2014 Human Development Report - Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience.

According to income-based measures of poverty, 1.2 billion people live with $1.25 or less a day. However, according to the UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index, almost 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. And although poverty is declining overall, almost 800 million people are at risk of falling back into poverty if setbacks occur. Many people face either structural or life-cycle vulnerabilities.

Dignity
31 March 2015 | Dr. Juan Somavia

In today’s world defending the dignity of work is a constant uphill struggle. Prevailing economic thinking sees work as a cost of production, which in a global economy has to be as low as possible in order to be competitive.

Coffee
20 March 2015 | Jon Hall and Shivani Nayyar

Today, 20 March, is the International Day of Happiness.

UN Women 2015
16 March 2015 | Jeni Klugman

A starting point of the upcoming global Human Development Report (HDR) is that work is intrinsically linked to human development.

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Human Development in the News

2015 Human Development Report to Focus on Employment

05 February 2015
Source: InterPress Service

Série "Atlas Brasil 2013 - Desenvolvimento Humano em Debate": Selim Jahan

06 February 2015
Source: PNUD Brasil/YouTube

Série “Atlas Brasil 2013 - Desenvolvimento Humano em debate”: Selim Jahan

04 February 2015
Source: PNUD Brasil

The Age of Vulnerability

13 October 2014
Source: Joseph Stiglitz - Project Syndicate

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