20th February is World Day of Social Justice. In ‘What is it like to be a human being?’ Professor Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics sets out how advancing fairness and justice in the world is a fundamental cornerstone of the human development approach.

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The 2016 Human Development Report looks to what societies should do to advance #humandevelopment for everyone. It sets forward policy recommendations at the national level and also looks at ways in which multilateral organizations could be made more effective in the fight to leave no one behind.

On March 21, 2017 – follow the launch of the #HDR2016.
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Happy #WorldRadioDay. Listen to United Nations Radio's piece: 'The value of women's unpaid work deserves recognition’ featuring the Human Development Report Office talking about the issue and how it is covered in #HDR2015. #timepoverty bit.ly/1PT8OBx

Value of women's unpaid work deserves recognition | United Nations Radio

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On International Day of Women & Girls in Science, read HDialogue: ‘Is gender equality destined to remain our perpetual aspirational dream?’ which stresses the importance of equipping women and girls with relevant education and training, including in science technology engineering and mathematics as a critical measure for transitioning to a fairer world of work.

Is gender equality destined to remain our perpetual aspirational dream? | Human Development Reports

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The 2016 Human Development Report recognizes that in every society certain groups are far more likely to suffer disadvantages than others.

On 21 March 2017, follow the global launch of the 2016 Human Development Report ‘Human Development for Everyone’ and learn more about who has been left behind and why.
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On #WorldCancerDay, an #hdialogue blog about the importance of putting public health on the map by quantifying and addressing non-communicable diseases.

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Today: 55th Session of Commission for Social Development #CSOCD55. This year’s theme is 'Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all'. Read HDRO Chief Statistician Milorad Kovacevic’s blog explaining how Multidimensional Poverty Index #MPI is used by the Human Development Report Office to measure overlapping deprivation in health, education and standard of...
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Multidimensional poverty and its assessment found their place in the 2030 Agenda | Human Development Reports

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In past decades, there have been significant gains in human development levels in almost every country; but millions of people have not benefited from this progress. Who has been left behind and why? The Human Development Report 2016 looks into these two questions.

Save the date! On 21 March 2017, follow the global launch of the #hdr2016 ‘Human Development for Everyone’ from Stockholm,...
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Save the date: The Human Development Report 2016 ‘Human Development for Everyone’ will be launched in Stockholm, Sweden, on 21 March 2017.

Prime Minister of Sweden, Stefan Löfvén will join United Nations Development Programme - UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark and the Director of the Human Development Report, Selim Jahan on presenting the main findings of this report.

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Today the Economic and Social Council #YouthForum is taking place at United Nations. Did you know there are over 20 national human development reports on supporting #youth? Read them now

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Creating peaceful and more inclusive societies is being discussed at the Informal Meeting of #UNGA on the Sustaining Peace Agenda. Read ´From War to Work', where Frances Stewart, Professor of Development Economics at the University of Oxford discusses how post-conflict employment policies must be designed in order to ensure equitable #humandevelopment. #postconflict [ Hdr.undp.org Link ]

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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

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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...
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Community participation for improving rural livelihoods— lessons from the past | Human Development Reports

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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...
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Human Development Report on 'Fourth Industrial Revolution'

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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...
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Today is the #UNWorldDataForum. Revisit Theguardian.com's article on the Top 10 Sources of Data for International Development, the Human Development Index #HDI is included. #UNDataForum

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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...
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Painting by Numbers, From Impressionism to Realism: Indicators for the Information Age | Human Development Reports

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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...
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Human development and the 2030 Agenda: Effecting positive change in people’s lives

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