Human Development Report 2014 to Launch 24 July in Tokyo, Japan

Jul 1, 2014

Human Development Report 2014 - ‘Sustaining Human Progress:
Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience’

Global launch:
Thursday, 24 July 2014. Tokyo, Japan
2 pm Tokyo (GMT +9) / 1 am New York (GMT -4)

The 2014 Human Development Report ‘Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience’ will be launched on 24 July in Tokyo.

The global launch will take place at the United Nations University Headquarters with the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō Abe, United Nations Development Programme Administrator, Helen Clark, and the Director of the Human Development Report Office, Khalid Malik.

The 2014 Human Development Report highlights the need for both promoting people’s choices and protecting human development achievements. It takes the view that vulnerability threatens human development and, unless it is systematically addressed, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.

ABOUT THIS REPORT: The Human Development Report is an editorially independent publication of the United Nations Development Programme. For free downloads of the 2014 Report, plus materials on the Report’s indices and regional implications, after the launch date please visit:


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