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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...
06 March 2020
Architectural metaphors are a popular way to think about inequality between men and women. When it comes to the fundamentals, we often talk about whether there is a “sticky floor” that is holding women and girls back. And the good news is that, for billions around the world, the floor is a lot less sticky than it used to be. Maternal mortality...
05 March 2020
Click here for FRENCH and SPANISH New York – How big and thick is the Glass Ceiling? New analysis suggests that it covers all aspects of women’s lives – including the household – and that it is constructed, not of glass, but of pervasive bias and prejudice against women held by both men and women worldwide. These were the findings behind the...
28 February 2020
The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set a very ambitious vision for what humanity needs to accomplish by the year 2030. With just 10 years left, the United Nations system has declared a Decade of Action, with an urgent call for accelerating efforts towards achieving the SDGs. Fundamental to these efforts is the rethinking...