HDialogue

War-Peace
16 December 2014 | Des Gasper and Oscar A. Gómez

Insecurity is inherent to human life. And this world of insecurities is full of incoherence: during the most intense part of the war in Iraq after 2003, many more people died from tobacco than from bombs.

Disability
03 December 2014 | Stephen Hawking

As a theoretical physicist I understand very well the concept of vulnerability: there is little in the cosmos that is not susceptible to harm. Even the very universe itself may someday come to an end.

Data Revolution
07 November 2014 | Selim Jahan

A World That Counts, the report by the UN Secretary General’s Data Revolution Group, was released yesterday.

Bread
04 November 2014 | Lin Yang

Imagine for a moment that you are a baker. Now what would be on your list of essentials for an ultimate, everyday bread recipe? Flour would probably be at the top of your list. A liquid, to act as a binding agent. And heat.

Big Data
07 October 2014 | Enrico Giovannini and Eva Jespersen

Last year the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda called for a “data revolution”.

Brundtland
02 October 2014 | Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland

Last week I was delighted to receive UNDP’s Mahbub Ul Haq Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Development. Not only was this an honour, it was also a welcome opportunity for me to reflect on the past 25 years of human development reporting.

Lightning
02 September 2014 | Khalil Hamdani

“Clear skies with intermittent thunder and lighting” is an odd forecast but an apt description of the larger world we live in. In whatever sunny place you are, you have likely been affected at some point, to some degree, by dark occurrences in far away places.

15 August 2014 | Naila Kabeer

Men are far more likely to die a violent death than women, so why single out violence against women and girls as a challenge for sustainable human development? There are a number of compelling reasons.

Social Protection
31 July 2014 | Khalid Malik

As successive Human Development Reports have shown, most people in most countries are doing better in human development. Globalization, advances in technology and higher incomes all hold promise for longer, healthier, more secure lives.

Tai-Chi
08 July 2014 | Asghar Zaidi

While our lives are all different, we share stages of life that are common to all of us.