National Launch of the Human Development Report 2013

14 Jun 2013

14 June 2013 – Juba: UNDP South Sudan is hosting the national launch of the Human Development Report 2013 The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse Worldon Thursday 20 June 2013 from 14:00 – 16:00 at the UNDP Conference hall. 

 

The Report shows the Africa region as having the second highest growth in the Report’s accompanying Human Development Index (HDI) after South Asia over the past ten years. The Report uses the term “the South” to refer to developing countries and “the North” for developed ones.

 

The Report examines how economic growth can translate into human development progress.  Pro-poor policies and investment in human capacities, including education, nutrition, health and employment skills are critical to sustain progress.  The report identifies fours specific areas of focus for sustaining development momentum: 1) enhancing equity, including on gender related issues; 2) enabling greater voice and participation of citizens, including youth; 3) confronting environmental pressures; and 4) managing demographic change.  To harness knowledge and expertise to put in place these policies, the Report calls for new institutions as well as initiatives to facilitate regional integration and South-South Cooperation.

 

Included in the national launch of the Africa Human Development Report will be a panel discussion with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator and representatives from UNDP, the University of Juba, the National Bureau of Statistics and the Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning.

 

Details
Date:                    Thursday 20 June 2013

Time:                    14h00 – 16h00

Location:           UNDP Conference Hall, Juba, South Sudan

Photo/Interview Opportunities:

  • Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning
  • National Bureau of Statistics
  • University of Juba
  • Toby Lanzer, DSRSG/RC/HC/UNDP RR
  • Balazs Horvath, Country Director  UNDP South Sudan
  • Representatives from the UNEP, UNFPA and UNWomen

Contact Information

Joseph Tabani, Communications Analyst,
United Nations Development Programme, South Sudan
Email:
joseph.tabani@undp.org Cell: 095 531 4795