Hdialogue: articulos especiales 25 aniversario
When I think about human development, I often recall the speech that Nelson Mandela gave in 2005 at a rally to make poverty history. He said: “Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.”
In 2003 I was invited to become a Goodwill Ambassador for UNDP. I was delighted to accept because I have long been a firm believer in UNDP’s mission and in human development. People are born equal; everyone should have the same right to realize his or her potential as a human being. But although this should be the case it is often not so.
We note with passion that as the 2015 deadline approaches, Africa’s progress on the Millennium Development Goals remains uneven.Remarkable advances have been made in areas of human development, such as net primary school enrollment, gender parity in primary education, the representation of women in decision-making, some reduction in poverty, immunization coverage, and stemming the spread of HIV
Han pasado 25 años desde que el primer Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano (IDH) introdujo un nuevo concepto para avanzar en el bienestar humano que desafiaba la noción de que el crecimiento económico y el PIB per cápita son los principales indicadores de progreso de un país.
I am honoured to join in marking the 25th anniversary of the Human Development Report. For too long before the advent of this landmark series, a nation’s prosperity was viewed solely through the lens of economic growth. This approach obscured a central truth: people are the real wealth of a nation.
SPANISHIt is an opportune moment to reflect on the importance of the first Human Development Report, twenty-five years ago. Human Development appeared as a concept in the midst of intense debates that were challenging both GDP growth as a measure of national progress and the Washington consensus.
"Es todo un proyecto/reto intelectual". Así se refería Mahbub ul Haq, aficionado a la serie televisiva ‘Star Trek’, al Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano, publicación que él mismo creó y capitaneó. Huelga decir que Amartya Sen era su piloto.