We have just been advised by the UAE government that the Islamic New Year day is likely to fall during the period of the Forum. Therefore with profound regrets we have to inform you that the 2013 Global Human Development Forum cannot go ahead as planned, as the organization of the Forum might be compromised and our hosts not able to participate.
We deeply value the interest and commitment to participate by so many in the Global Forum on The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World. We recognize that much effort and choices have gone into making room in many people’s calendars in order to attend and prepare for the event. We regret the disruption and inconvenience the turn of events may cause.
Human Development Report Office, 25 October 2013