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Pedro Conceição to lead ‘reset’ of UNDP’s Human Development Report

UNDP’s iconic Human Development Report will get a reboot over the next year led by a new Director, Pedro Conceição.  


Violence against women, a cause and consequence of inequality

It is a global phenomenon, yet, not much is known about its extent. Data is key for a greater effort that tackles the patterns of violence  


Half of world’s poor are children

Half of all people living in poverty are younger than 18 years old, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) released today by the United Nations Development…  


Leveling the playing field: Sports and human development

There is a positive relationship between human development and practicing physical sports. Exercise is associated with improvements in health, cognitive processes, sociability, productivity (due to…  



Human development means realizing the full potential of every life

Human development is all about human freedoms: freedom to realize the full potential of every human life, not just of a few, nor of most, but of all lives in every corner of the world—now and in the…  


World’s most marginalized still left behind by global development priorities: UNDP report

A quarter-century of impressive human development progress continues to leave many people behind, with systemic, often unmeasured, barriers to catching up. A stronger focus on those excluded and on…  



Challenges and opportunities for Latin America and the Caribbean in 2017

Latin America and the Caribbean have made notable progress on development in recent decades. By 2015, the region had met most of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a historical feat, especially…  


Arab Human Development Report 2016: Enabling youth to shape their own future key to progress on development and stability in Arab region

Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure such gains in a sustainable manner, if they urgently prioritize adopting policies that ensure the…  

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