The global launch of the 2021/22 Human Development Report (HDR) took place on 8 September in New York.
UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner was joined by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, President Samia Suluhu Hassan of Tanzania, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand, former President of Ireland Mary Robinson, actor and UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Michelle Yeoh, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth Jayathma Wickramanayake, and many other eminent speakers to present the report, entitled “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World”.
Organized in a hybrid format with both in-person and remote participation, the launch event featured high-level statements, an interactive dialogue and a Leaders’ Dialogue focusing on policy implications of the report findings.
“For the first time ever, the world’s total human development has declined for two years in a row […] The Report puts forward a clear solution: we must double down on human development and advance policies around the so-called “three I’s”: investment, insurance, and innovation,” said Guterres in his opening remarks.
The launch event has generated a global conversation that will continue around the world. Check our Twitter channel and follow the hashtag #HDR2022 for updates on the latest HDR news and events. Check our 2021/22 HDR playlist on YouTube for event videos including the launch event recording, an animated explainer and a presentation by the report writing team.