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22 September 2014
When: Thursday 25 September 2014 Where: New York Who: Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, Former Prime Minister of Norway, Former Director General of the World Health Organization and Chairperson of the World Commission on Environment and Development Helen Clark, United Nations Development Programme Administrator Selim Jahan, Director of the Human...
04 September 2014
Dear friends of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, It is with great pleasure that I greet you as the new Director of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO). This is, in a real sense, a homecoming for me and I look forward to leading the HDRO team in delivering on its mission of advancing human development. The first Human Development...
02 September 2014
“Clear skies with intermittent thunder and lighting” is an odd forecast but an apt description of the larger world we live in. In whatever sunny place you are, you have likely been affected at some point, to some degree, by dark occurrences in far away places. Distant thunder has a way of disrupting peace and quiet. A volcanic eruption in...
15 August 2014
Men are far more likely to die a violent death than women, so why single out violence against women and girls as a challenge for sustainable human development? There are a number of compelling reasons. First of all, deaths related to violence fail to capture the true harm of interpersonal violence. Not all violence results in death nor is...
31 July 2014
As successive Human Development Reports have shown, most people in most countries are doing better in human development. Globalization, advances in technology and higher incomes all hold promise for longer, healthier, more secure lives. But there is also a widespread sense of precariousness in the world today. Improvements in living standards can...
24 July 2014
Le Rapport sur le développement humain 2014 ‘Pérenniser le progrès humain: réduction des vulnérabilités et renforcement de la résilience’ sera lancé le 24 juillet 2014 à Tokyo à 2 pm Tokyo (GMT + 9) / 1 am New York (GMT -4). La cérémonie du lancement global aura lieu au quartier-général de l’Université des Nations Unies avec le Premier ministre du...
24 July 2014
The 2014 Human Development Report 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Enhancing Resilience' will be launched on 24 July in Tokyo at 2 PM Tokyo (GMT + 9) / 1 AM New York (GMT - 4), The global launch ceremony will take place at the United Nations University Headquarters with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzō Abe, the United...