2020

UNEP-UNDP Dialogue: The Future of Development in a Post-COVID-19 World

Location: Virtual Consultation

The COVID-19 pandemic hit a world dealing with unresolved tensions - between the people and the planet and between people and technology - that are shaping a new generation of inequalities. In a post-COVID 19 world: how can we build back better and shape the future of development for a more sustainable and egalitarian society?

Afghanistan has been afflicted by decades of conflict, but recent moves towards peace could create the opportunity for a new era of human development. The Government is committed to the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. But how will the necessary investment be financed?

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In the last decade or so the Republic of Moldova has made important positive progress in terms of human development, yet the country continues to face a number of very complex challenges that require a collaborative effort and action by all stakeholders involved.

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First HDR 2020 Advisory Board Meeting

Location: Virtual

The first HDR 2020 Advisory Board Meeting was held online with 17 members connecting remotely and engaging in active and insightful discussions, providing valuable feedback on the early, zero version of the report.

The meeting, co-chaired by Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister of Singapore, and A. Michael Spence, William Berkley Professor in Economics and Business at NYU, was structured in 4 parts:

Charting pathways out of multidimensional poverty: Achieving the SDGs

Launched in 2010 by the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative at the University of Oxford and the Human Development Report Office of the United Nations Development Programme for the flagship Human Development Reports, the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) measures the complexi

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The COVID-19 crisis is a systemic human development crisis, compounding risks to progress towards gender equality. The pandemic and its consequences hit a world wealthier than ever but facing deep divides in human development.

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Human Development in the Anthropocene: Transformations to Expand Human Freedoms in Balance with the Planet

The 2020 HDRO Regional Consultation for Europe and CIS, moderated by Mirjana Spoljaric Egger the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Director of UNDP’s Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, addressed key human development issues for the region. Insights were provided on inequalities linked to increased pressures on earth systems, drivers and triggers of displacement of people the European region is hosting, and innovations in measuring human development in balance with the planet.