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Human Development Report 2014

Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

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2014 Human Development Index

War-Peace
16 December 2014 | Des Gasper and Oscar A. Gómez

Insecurity is inherent to human life. And this world of insecurities is full of incoherence: during the most intense part of the war in Iraq after 2003, many more people died from tobacco than from bombs.

Disability
03 December 2014 | Stephen Hawking

As a theoretical physicist I understand very well the concept of vulnerability: there is little in the cosmos that is not susceptible to harm.

Data Revolution
07 November 2014 | Selim Jahan

A World That Counts, the report by the UN Secretary General’s Data Revolution Group, was rele

The 2014 Human Development Report - Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience.

According to income-based measures of poverty, 1.2 billion people live with $1.25 or less a day. However, according to the UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index, almost 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. And although poverty is declining overall, almost 800 million people are at risk of falling back into poverty if setbacks occur. Many people face either structural or life-cycle vulnerabilities.

War-Peace
16 December 2014 | Des Gasper and Oscar A. Gómez

Insecurity is inherent to human life. And this world of insecurities is full of incoherence: during the most intense part of the war in Iraq after 2003, many more people died from tobacco than from bombs.

Disability
03 December 2014 | Stephen Hawking

As a theoretical physicist I understand very well the concept of vulnerability: there is little in the cosmos that is not susceptible to harm.

Data Revolution
07 November 2014 | Selim Jahan

A World That Counts, the report by the UN Secretary General’s Data Revolution Group, was rele

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Human Development in the News

The Age of Vulnerability

13 October 2014
Source: Joseph Stiglitz - Project Syndicate

HDR 2014: Are they listening?

17 September 2014
Source: Business Recorder

Secretary General announces new initiatives in the areas of freedom of expression and democratic participation

16 September 2014
Source: Council of Europe

Regional Launch of the HDR in Montenegro

11 September 2014
Source: Watch the Live Stream at 10 AM CET

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