20 Juin 2017 | Juergen Nagler, UNDP Partnerships Advisor and UN Transformation Network Co-Facilitator

"We the peoples…" are the opening words of the UN Charter and UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has reiterated calls for people-centered development. But what do we actually mean by putting people at the center of development?

08 Juin 2017 | Christina Lengfelder, Research Specialist, and Jon Hall, Policy Specialist at HDRO/UNDP 

Today is World Oceans Day. What better day to reflect on the role our seas have on human development?   

05 Juin 2017 | Selim Jahan, Director Human Development Report Office /UNDP

What will be the nature of work in future? This million-dollar question is being discussed in cafes, schools and work places around the world right now.

31 Mai 2017 | Astra Bonini, Policy Specialist, HDRO/UNDP

A decent and dignified life for all 7.5 billion people in the world is possible. The world is not short on technological and financial resources. And so everyone could have a quality education, a secure income, access to good healthcare and live in a clean and safe environment.

25 Mai 2017 | Jacob Assa, Policy Specialist, UNDP/HDRO

The Second Forum on Financing for Development is taking place in New York, with a focus on mobilizing means of implementation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How can we ensure that investments in human development are not forgotten?

24 Mai 2017 | Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

I was asked last year to select one photograph that has profoundly influenced my life. I chose an image known as Migrant Mother— a haunting picture of a woman named Florence Owens Thompson sitting with three of her children in their makeshift home, a rudimentary tent.

17 Mai 2017 | Admir Jahic (Production and Web Manager, UNDP/HDRO) and Dharshani Seneviratne (Web Analyst, UNDP/HDRO)

Wouldn’t it be great to have access a treasure trove of development research and thinking wherever and whenever you want it? Well the wait is over with the new Human Development App.

02 Mai 2017 | Mirna Cunningham Kai, indigenous peoples rights activist and former chairperson of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.

From my lifelong experiences, being an advocate for the rights of some of the most marginalized peoples, allow me to share what I have learned and come to see as essential elements to ensure peaceful societies and sustainable development in a plural world.

Celebrating diversity

22 Avril 2017 | Olafur Eliasson, Artist and founder of Little Sun

My son recently asked me whether he had saved much CO2 from being emitted into the air by using the Little Sun solar lamp I designed. He also wanted to know why, if a tonne of CO2 weighs so much, it does not drop to the ground. And where is it?

12 Avril 2017 | Marion Osieyo

Inequality within countries is a profound challenge to well-functioning societies. The international development community’s latest effort to tackle this challenge is the desire to Leave No One Behind.