Media: Global Launch of 2014 Human Development Report

The 2014 Human Development Report 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience' will be launched on 24 July in Tokyo at 2 PM Tokyo (GMT + 9) / 1 AM New York (GMT - 4),

The global launch ceremony will take place at the United Nations University Headquarters with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, the United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark, and the Director of the Human Development Report Office, Khalid Malik.

The 2014 Human Development Report highlights the need for both promoting people’s choices and protecting human development achievements. It takes the view that vulnerability threatens human development and, unless it is systematically addressed, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.

About this report: The Human Development Report is an editorially independent publication of the United Nations Development Programme. Free downloads of the 2014 Report, plus materials on the Report's indices and regional implications will be available on this site after the launch date.

Media Contacts:

UNDP Headquarters:
Anna Ortubia
Communications Specialist
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+1 212 906 5964

Joyce de Pina
Communications Specialist
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+1 212 906 5698

UNDP Tokyo
Toshiya Nishigori
Public Affairs Officer
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+81 3 5467 4875