Baku. Lachin Sultanova – APA. UN has released
2009 Human Development Report: “Overcoming Barriers: Human mobility and
development”, UN office in Baku told APA. The report says:
“We live in a highly mobile world, where migration is not only inevitable but also an important dimension of human development. Nearly one billion – or one out of seven – people are migrants. The 2009 Human Development Report demonstrates that migration can improve the lives of millions of people: the ones who move, those in destination communities and others that remain at home. The findings in this Report cast new light on some common misconceptions on migration, proposing a series of migration policies that can allow migration – both within and between countries –to increase people’s freedom and improve the lives of millions around the world.”
“Human Development is the expansion of the freedoms that people have to live their lives as they choose. This conception – inspired by the path-breaking work of Nobel laureate Amartya Sen and the leadership of Mahbub ul Haq, and known also as the capabilities approach because of its emphasis on the freedom that people have to achieve vital ‘beings and doings’ – has been at the core of UNDP’s approach since the first Human Development Report in 1990, and is as relevant as ever to the design of effective policies to combat poverty and deprivation. This approach has proved powerful in reshaping thinking about topics as diverse as gender, human security and climate change,” the report says.
Return to the list <<<<<