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24 June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has unleashed an unprecedented human development crisis and exposed our collective unpreparedness despite the warning signs. How can we turn this crisis into an opportunity for positive change? How can we make decisions that will have lasting effects on the world´s capacity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...
11 June 2020
Click here for Spanish and French. COVID-19 and its unprecedented effects on human development are a wake-up call to the potential consequences for people’s wellbeing from the relentless pressure we are placing on nature and the planet. The pandemic has also cast light on how our interconnected societies face vulnerabilities anywhere until...
02 June 2020
The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) and the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) jointly organised a consultation on Sustainable Human Development Pathways with 15 members of the South-South Global Thinkers initiative. Their diverse contributions, which built on a series of online discussions, will inform the upcoming...
20 May 2020
Click here for Spanish and French. Global human development – which can be measured as a combination of the world’s education, health and living standards – could decline this year for the first time since the concept was introduced in 1990, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) warned today. “The world has seen many crises over the...
15 May 2020
The newly released report by the Committee for the Coordination of Statistical Activities (CCSA) of the UN system and supranational organizations, brings a snapshot of data and statistics on how COVID-19 is affecting the world today, from economic and environmental fluctuations to changes in income, education, employment ,domestic violence and...
30 April 2020
Today, the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has partnered with the International Science Council (ISC) to launch a global call for expert contributions on the theme, “Rearticulating Human Development.” The call is part of a joint HDRO-ISC project that seeks to integrate emerging dimensions...
06 April 2020
Gender inequalities are rooted in traditional discriminatory social norms and power imbalances that are perpetuated throughout the life cycle and passed from one generation to another. These norms restrict women’s behaviour and the prospects of reaching their full potential at home, at work and in civic life. According to the recent Gender Social...