Launch of the 2011 Human Development Report: Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All by Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development, GoI
Date: 02 November, 2011
Venue: New Delhi
UNDP’s flagship publication argues that the intensification of environmental deterioration and social inequalities could erode progress made in raising living standards over the last few decades. Least developed countries could diverge from global patterns of progress by 2050.
Although living standards in most countries have been rising and converging for several decades, the 2011 Human Development Report projects a disturbing reversal of those trends if environmental deterioration and social inequalities continue to intensify, with the least developed countries diverging downwards from global patterns of progress by 2050.