We live in an incredible world, almost unimaginable to our great grandparents. We are living longer than ever before, we are healthier and many of us can look forward to an active and healthy old age.
Twenty-five years ago, the state of public health for large populations was like that of a doctor trying to treat a patient without a proper diagnosis. The diseases and injuries that cut lives short and caused widespread suffering were not rigorously tracked.
Adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable development at the World Summit on 25-27 September 2015, the world leaders have recognized that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainabl
On 14 December, 2015, H.E. Hailemariam Dessalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark and I shall launch the 2015 Human Development Report entitled Work for Human Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
OSLO – In the early 1990s, when I was Prime Minister of Norway, I once found myself debating sustainable development with an opposition leader who insisted that I tell him the government’s single most important priority in that field.
August 12 marks International Youth Day, which in 2015 focuses on civic engagement, because the “engagement and participation of youth is essential to achieve sustainable human development.
All societies have people to care for and care-givers. An ability to meet care needs is critical to national well-being. Although there are different ways of organizing care activities, most of them are still undertaken by family members, mostly women and girls whose labor is usually unpaid.
Deep shifts in economies, societies and the environment are changing the way citizens worldwide live, work and interact. These changes also affect the public sector, which in 2013 employed over 110 million people worldwide. Although much of the thinking on how public s
Human security has played a significant role in the global development discourse since the term was introduced in the 1994 Human Development Report. Nowhere more so than
Informal employment – informality - is everywhere in the developing world. Although it provides badly needed jobs for the poor, it harms workers’ protection, earning predictability and social benefits. It also reduces the tax base.