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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…  


One third of the workforce in Eastern Europe and Central Asia in precarious jobs: UN report

A new UNDP report shows that, while some 80 million people have joined the middle class since 2001 (out of a total population of 230 million), low commodity prices and slow growth in the European…  


Caribbean: New generation of public policies must focus on the most vulnerable people and boost resilience, UNDP

Boosting resilience, or the capacity to absorb shocks, also entails investing in people, protecting women and men throughout their life cycle, particularly the most vulnerable, according to the…  


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