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Human Development Report 2014

Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience

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The Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is pleased to inform that the 2014 Human Development Report 'Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerability and Building Resilience' was launched in Tokyo, on 24 July 2014. The 2014 Report highlights the need for both promoting people's choices and protecting human development achievements.

2014 Human Development Index

Big Data
07 October 2014 | Enrico Giovannini and Eva Jespersen

Last year the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda called for a “data revolution”.

Brundtland
02 October 2014 | Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland

Last week I was delighted to receive UNDP’s Mahbub Ul Haq Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Development.

Brundtland receiving award
25 September 2014 | hdro.web

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the Mahbub ul Haq Award for Human Development to Dr.

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.

Big Data
07 October 2014 | Enrico Giovannini and Eva Jespersen

Last year the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda called for a “data revolution”.

Brundtland
02 October 2014 | Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland

Last week I was delighted to receive UNDP’s Mahbub Ul Haq Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Development.

Lightning
02 September 2014 | Khalil Hamdani

“Clear skies with intermittent thunder and lighting” is an odd forecast but an apt description of the larger world we live in.

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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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