29 September 2017 | Karoline Schmid, Chief of the Fertility and Family Planning Section of the UNDESA Population Division

Our world is rapidly ageing. By 2050, our planet will be home to twice as many people aged 60 or more than there are today.

26 September 2017 | Robert Berg, Chair of the Alliance for Peacebuilding and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center

Earlier this month I spoke at an event to launch a new book - “Human Development and Global Institutions: Evolution, Impact, Reform” - by Richard Ponzio and Arunabha Ghosh (Routledge, London).

25 September 2017 | Selim Jahan, Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

To most people, “development” is best measured by the quantity of change – like gains in average income, life expectancy, or years spent in school.

24 September 2017 | Christina Lengfelder, Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Mental health issues are a serious concern, and an area that is enormously underrecognized.

15 September 2017 | Christelle Cazabat, Research Analyst at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

This year’s International Day of Democracy calls for more inclusive institutions and civic participation to promote peace and stability.

06 September 2017 | Thangavel Palanivel, Deputy Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Throughout history, cities have been the main centres of learning, culture and innovation. It is not surprising that the world's most urban countries tend to be the richest and have the highest human development.

01 August 2017 | Sofia Garcia Garcia (Representative to the United Nations) and Claudia Arisi (Advocacy Advisor), SOS Children’s Villages International

In a recent dialogue, members of civil society and governments explored the practical and political steps to leave no one behind through the experiences of those who are excluded.

25 July 2017 | Shivani Nayyar, Research Specialist at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Spent time lately working on your long-term financial plan? Thought strategically about your career, the skills you need to learn and the contacts you need to make? No? You are not alone. To procrastinate, even ignoring important life matters, is human nature.

11 July 2017 | Tanni Mukhopadhyay, Policy Specialist and Senior Researcher at the Human Development Report Office, UNDP

The human development approach has long emphasized the importance of good health as a constitutive element that is both of intrinsic and instrumental value for an individual’s ability to thrive.

07 July 2017 | Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Human dignity is inviolable. This principle has not changed since 1948 when it was formulated by the United Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It does not stop at national borders and applies to everyone regardless of age, gender or religion.