Until the Industrial Revolution, neither formal education nor advances in technology made much of a difference for the vast majority of people.
I am delighted to welcome you to the launch of the 2015 Human Development Report. UNDP expresses its profound gratitude to Ethiopia for hosting this launch, and for His Excellency the Prime Minister’s presence here with us today to give the keynote speech and launch the report.
Excellencies, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen,
It gives me great pleasure to share this platform for the launch of one the most anticipated reports of every year. This year has proved pivotal for the global development agenda setting. Because Addis Ababa has played a critical role in it.
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.