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22 March 2017
Millions of people are not benefiting from progress, with the gap set to widen unless deep-rooted development barriers, including discrimination and unequal political participation, are tackled. Stockholm, 21 March 2017 – A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often...
21 March 2017
I am delighted to join Prime Minister Stefan Löfven at this launch of the 2016 Human Development Report here in Stockholm. Sweden has long championed human development, and the results of its commitment and investments are reflected in its very high ranking on the Human Development Index. Further, Sweden has long been a generous contributor to...
21 March 2017
Let me start with a simple statement: every human being counts and every human life is equally valuable. That universalism is at the core of the human development concept and is the driving force behind the 2016 Human Development Report. Upholding that universal perspective and resonating the 2030 Development Agenda, the 2016 Human Development...
21 March 2017
I am honoured to be here. A special thanks to Helen Clark and the United Nations Development Programme, who have made this possible, and to Mr Selim Jahan and his Human Development Report Office and team, who once again have given us an inspiring report which will continue to push us towards the world we want. *** I would like to start by quoting...
19 March 2017
The Human Development Report 2016 ‘Human Development for Everyone’ will be launched on 21 March in Stockholm with the Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfven; United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark; and the Director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the report, Selim Jahan. In past decades, there...
06 December 2016
The awardees are the teams behind the National Human Development Reports from Chile (2012), Montenegro (2013), Sri Lanka (2014) and Uganda (2015). HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark joined Human Development Report Office Director, Selim Jahan, in presenting the awards. Read More...
20 October 2016
October 20 is World Statistics Day and a good occasion to reflect on the ever growing attention to statistics. Not only does the old adage “if you cannot measure it you cannot manage it” hold true, but increasingly we suspect that if “you do not measure it you do not pay attention to it.” However, reliable statistics remain expensive to produce...