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07 Octobre 2014
Last year the United Nations Secretary General’s High Level Panel Report on the Post-2015 Development Agenda called for a “data revolution”. “You say you want a revolution” sang John Lennon. “Well you know, we all want to change the world”. The Beatles may have been singing about the political protests of the 1960s but their song was echoed in...
02 Octobre 2014
Last week I was delighted to receive UNDP’s Mahbub Ul Haq Award for Outstanding Contribution to Human Development. Not only was this an honour, it was also a welcome opportunity for me to reflect on the past 25 years of human development reporting. Why, I wondered, have the reports been so influential? The innovative spirit and the excellent...
25 Septembre 2014
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the Mahbub ul Haq Award for Human Development to Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the first woman Prime Minister of Norway and currently Deputy Chair of The Elders, at a ceremony in New York today. The award is given to an eminent personality who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and...
04 Septembre 2014
Dear friends of UNDP’s Human Development Report Office, It is with great pleasure that I greet you as the new Director of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO). This is, in a real sense, a homecoming for me and I look forward to leading the HDRO team in delivering on its mission of advancing human development. The first Human Development...
02 Septembre 2014
“Clear skies with intermittent thunder and lighting” is an odd forecast but an apt description of the larger world we live in. In whatever sunny place you are, you have likely been affected at some point, to some degree, by dark occurrences in far away places. Distant thunder has a way of disrupting peace and quiet. A volcanic eruption in...
15 Août 2014
Men are far more likely to die a violent death than women, so why single out violence against women and girls as a challenge for sustainable human development? There are a number of compelling reasons. First of all, deaths related to violence fail to capture the true harm of interpersonal violence. Not all violence results in death nor is...
31 Juillet 2014
As successive Human Development Reports have shown, most people in most countries are doing better in human development. Globalization, advances in technology and higher incomes all hold promise for longer, healthier, more secure lives. But there is also a widespread sense of precariousness in the world today. Improvements in living standards can...