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Rethinking Human Development for world today

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Human Development Report.






Taking place on World Science Day for Peace and Development, this webinar builds on the 30-year anniversary of the Human Development Report and the International Science Council  - United Nations Development Office joint consultation, to explore the future of human development thinking.  

The event is aimed at fostering a dialogue between the social and natural sciences to rearticulate the human development framework and effectively address today’s most pressing development issues.

Opening remarks by:

  • Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator
  • Peter Gluckman, President-elect of ISC and Chair of the ISC Committee for Science Planning, Chair of INGSA


  • Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office at UNDP
  • Elisa Reis, Vice President, International Science Council
  • Asuncion Lera St. Clair, Senior Principal Scientist at DNV GL Group Technology and Research, Senior Advisor for the Barcelona Supercomputing Centre
  • Binyam Sisay Mendisu, Program Officer, UNESCO-IICBA, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Addis Ababa University, Member of the Global Young Academy
  • Rattan Lal, Distinguished University Professor of Soil Science, Ohio State University