This week the Conference on Disarmament is being held in Geneva, Switzerland. The 1994 Human Development Report encouraged a profound transition in thinking from nuclear to human security. How has the debate evolved since the 90s? #HDR1994
The theme of the Global Forum for Food and Agriculture #GFFA 2017 is "Agriculture and Water – Key to Feeding the World”. Industries such as farming, fisheries and forestry engage a billion people worldwide. Read President Maithripala Sirisena of Sri Lanka’s contribution to the Human Development Report 2015 discussing how traditional agriculture, so vital to Sri Lanka as it is to many... View details ⇨
The #WorldEconomicForum is exploring the digital transformation of industries. The Human Development Report ‘Work for Human Development’ explored the concept of the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. The term describes the prediction that in the near future entire factories will become smart and automated, making the production process more precise and efficient while products become infinitely... View details ⇨
The #WorldEconomicForum is exploring the future of information and entertainment. In a contribution to the Human Development Report 2015, Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk argued that supporting creativity is central to human development: ‘When we assess working conditions and environments, we need to measure and explore the extent to which there are mechanisms in place for human creativity to be... View details ⇨
This week it’s the #UNWorldDataForum. Learn about how the Human Development Report Office is using #data. “When designing a new indicator or an index, such as the Human Development Index, three fundamental aspects apply: the concept we seek to quantify; the purpose for which the number will be used; and the audience we want to reach.” #HDialogue blog by HDRO Chief Statistician, Milorad... View details ⇨
How can the human-development approach be used to help policymakers tackle today's complex global challenges? Project Syndicate Project Syndicate has a series of blogs on the future of #HumanDevelopment, read them here [ Bit.ly Link ]
As we look ahead to 2017, read ‘#Humandevelopment and the #2030Agenda: Effecting positive change in people’s lives’ by Selim Jahan for OECD Development Centre Matters Blog
Selim Jahan writes that the Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs are a product of a global conversation involving a broad range of stakeholders from all over the world and all segments of society. (..) this highly... View details ⇨
There were six regional human development reports published in 2016 on diverse themes including ‘Accelerating Gender Equality’, ‘Empowering People to Prevent Disasters’, supporting youth, tackling growing inequalities, and how demographic change can drive human development. Read them now [ Bit.ly Link ]
2016 saw National and Regional Human Development Reports on subjects as diverse as: changing demographics, inequalities, resilience, gender empowerment, human security, food security, informal work and youth issues. Browse the human development reports published in 2016.
HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway Kongehuset participated in the 2016 Awards for Excellence in Human Development Reporting in New York. We took this opportunity to ask him about his reflections as a human development champion. Watch now. #AwardsHDR
Read UNODC - United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime's 2016 Global Report on #HumanTrafficking. See also this hdialogue blog by Mathew Friedman, CEO The Mekong Club, which makes the case for the private sector fighting #humantrafficking to help tackle forced labour: [ Bit.ly Link ]
This month we are sharing our top five most-read posts of 2016. This blog is one for the #data and statistics enthusiasts, written by HDRO’s Chief of Statistics and its Policy Specialist: ‘Painting by Numbers, From Impressionism to Realism: Indicators for the Information Age’
It’s International Human #SolidarityDay. For Human Development to reach everyone, a global response is needed for global challenges –such as climate change. The Human Development Report “Fighting climate change: Human solidarity in a divided world” says that climate change threatens the entire human family. Yet #2getherwith others we can forge a collective response for a sustainable world.... View details ⇨
This month we are sharing the top five most-read posts of 2016. Read an interview with Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi on working towards the elimination of child labour. Mr Satyarthi explains that while 168 million children are in full-time jobs, millions of adults are jobless. Poverty, child labour and illiteracy form a “vicious triangle” as cause and consequence of each other, and one... View details ⇨
Today is #InternationalMigrantsDay. The #HDR2009 ‘Overcoming barriers: Human mobility and development’ explored in detail why people emigrate and how they fare afterwards. The report says that people are motivated to move by the prospects of improved access to work, education, civil and political rights, security and health care. The majority of movers end up better off than before they moved.... View details ⇨
This month we are sharing the top five most-read blog posts of 2016. ‘Inequality in Labour markets’ by Robert Reich draws parallels between current and 19th Century workplace trends whereby corporations are shifting full-time work onto temps, freelancers and contract workers who fall outside the labour protections established decades ago. Read more below.
This month we are sharing the top five most-read blog posts of 2016. ‘Is gender equality an aspirational dream?’ discusses the mixed global record on gender equality and says that education and employment have emerged as two critical drivers for women’s empowerment. Read more below.
Serbia’s Human Development Report examines the country’s ‘invisible face of resilience’ or social capital –as manifested by peoples’ actions in times of crisis. In particular the report frames ‘resilience’ as the ability of Serbian municipalities to resist, absorb, adapt and recover from the effects of natural disasters – and to “build back better”. In doing so, the report seeks to compare... View details ⇨