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20 October 2020
This year’s World Statistics Day celebration has an added significance for UNDP: 2020 also marks the 30th Anniversary of the first Human Development Report (HDR) and its key measure of well-being, the Human Development Index (HDI). The HDI was developed to challenge the idea that a nation’s progress could be assessed by its economic growth (...
24 September 2020
Human life is facing new, unprecedented challenges. From devastating cyclones to a nearly invisible virus, our lives are shaped by nature in profound ways. The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a spotlight on the relationship between people and planet, and how human activities are altering the quality of life for humans and other species. Many of the...
16 July 2020
Click here for Spanish and French. New York, 16 July 2020 – New figures released today show that before the COVID-19 pandemic hit, progress was being made in tackling multidimensional poverty, according to the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI), a measure that looks beyond income to include access to improved drinking water, clean...
13 July 2020
Click here for Spanish and French. The human development crisis unleashed by the COVID-19 pandemic is putting the fight for gender equality at risk. The immediate effects of COVID-19 are already showing in different dimensions, from health and education to the burden of unpaid care work and gender-based violence. While the COVID-19 crisis...
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...