Nursultan (Kazakhstan) Eastern Europe and Central Asia regional Expert Group Meeting

The third regional consultation for the 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) took place in Nursultan (formerly Astana), Kazakhstan on 29-30 April 2019.

Meeting participants started by noting that countries in the region have a unique perspective on inequality given their history as communist societies. And as countries transitioned to market economies, pervasive challenges in inequality in access to services and opportunities have emerged.

Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Consultation in Buenos Aires, Argentina

The consultation was hosted by RBLAC and UNDP Argentina, following a Brainstorming Session on the Forthcoming Regional Human Development Report for LAC, with a select group of experts on inequality working on Latin America and the Caribbean.

HDRO presented the main messages of the Human Development Report 2019, with an emphasis on regional trends on inequality in human development, also exploring their causes and consequences.

Joint Consultation with the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC), New York

HDRO and the UNOSSC jointly organized a consultation for the 2019 Human Development Report (HDR) on the topic of inequality in human development, leveraging the South-South Global Thinkers Network. Building on the ongoing e-discussion, the consultation aimed at maximizing stakeholder engagement and ensuring inclusive preparation of HDRs.

Illuminating Inequalities

The 2019 Global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) data and publication "Illuminating Inequalities" released on 11 July 2019 shed light on the number of people experiencing poverty at regional, national and subnational levels, and reveal inequalities across countries and among the poor themselv

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The NHDR argues that democracy has made Bhutanese citizens more conscious of their fundamental rights as well as their duties as citizens.

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