Cultural Identity, Democracy and Global Equity
17-19 January, 2005 - Paris, France
The United Nations Development Programme and France organized this forum, focused on "Cultural identity, democracy, and global equity". Academics, practitioners, activists and senior policy-makers from north and south examined critical issues for human development in the decade leading to 2015, the target date for achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with a special focus on cultural liberty, democracy and global equity. The Forum drew public and media attention to the start of a crucial year for international development policymaking and financing that includes a G-7 summit focused on Africa, a heads of state summit at the UN in September on the follow up to the Millennium Declaration of 2000,and the resumption of the Doha trade round in December. A special session of the Forum discussed the Millennium Project Report presented to the UN Secretary General on 17 January 2005.
Human Rights and Human Development
9-10 October 2000 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Gathered to discuss and examine the implications of the 2000 Human Development Report on the theme of Human Rights, over 300 leading academics, policy-makers and development and human rights activists gathered at the Candido Mendes University in Rio de Janeiro for the Second Global Forum on Human Development. The event was convened in an effort to expand the frontiers of human development research and policy debate.
Strengthening the Human Development Movement
29-31 July 1999 - United Nations Headquarters New York, United States
Many of human development’s most prominent academics, policy makers and development practitioners gathered at UN Headquarters to speak at the First Global Forum on Human Development. Eager to learn from them, an enthusiastic audience of over 600 policymakers, students, researchers, and activists filled the sessions to capacity and made them lively with their interest to learn and contribute. This event commenced a series of conferences to exchange ideas and develop new avenues of research on the human development paradigm.