Geneva Presentation of the Human Development Report 2023/24

May 9, 2024
Event Details

16 May 2024

12:45h to 14:00h CEST

Auditorium Ivan Pictet (A1B), Maison de la Paix, Geneva

Following the launch at the global level, the 2023/24 Human Development Report (HDR) by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be presented to the Geneva ecosystem in partnership with the Graduate Institute.

The new 2023/24 HDR finds uneven development progress is leaving the poorest behind, exacerbating inequality, and stoking political polarization on a global scale. How do we get unstuck? Is it possible to mobilize action to address globally shared challenges in a world that is intensively polarized?

This in-person event will comprise a short presentation of the key findings of the 2023/24 HDR, followed by a moderated discussion with HDRO Director Pedro Conceição and representatives from the IPU, ILO, the South Center and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in an interactive setting with the audience. The event will also bring youth discussants to comment on the key findings and explain in which extent and how these affect their future.

View the full report here.


Pedro Conceicao, Director of the UNDP Human Development Report Office, will present the main findings of the 2024 report and will then be joined for a panel discussion reflecting on possible pathways to mobilise collective action to address today’s and future shared challenges:

  • Kareen Jabre, Director of the Division of Programmes, Inter-Parliamentary Union
  • Vahini Naidu, Coordinator of the Trade for Development Program, South Centre
  • Mia Seppo, Assistant Director-General, Jobs and Social Protection, International Labour Organization
  • Moderator: Achim Wennmann, Director for Strategic Partnerships and Nagulendran Chair in Peace Mediation, Geneva Graduate Institute

Closing remarks by Daniel Cavegn, Senior Diplomatic Advisor, State Secretariat, Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

About the Human Development Report Office

The mission of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) is to advance human development. The goal is to contribute towards the expansion of opportunities, choice, and freedom. The office works towards this goal by promoting innovative new ideas, advocating practical policy changes, and constructively challenging policies and approaches that constrain human development. The office works with others to achieve change through writing and research, data analysis and presentation, support to national and regional analysis and outreach and advocacy work.