Human Development Report 2021/22 Republic of Korea Launch

Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our future in a transforming world

September 12, 2022
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We are living in uncertain times. The COVID-19 pandemic, now in its third year, continues to spin off new variants. The war in Ukraine is reverberating throughout the world, causing immense human suffering, including a cost-of-living crisis, while climate and ecological disasters threaten the world daily.

So where do we go from here for a more hopeful future? How do we find new paths? And what is standing in the way of us moving there? The 2021/22 Human Development Report (HDR), “Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World,” seeks to address these questions.

The Korea launch of 2021/22 HDR will be hosted in Seoul on 29 September 2022 by UNDP Seoul Policy Centre in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, Korea University, and UNDP's Human Development Report Office. Key findings will be shared, bringing together an expert panel who will discuss the report from various perspectives.


Event Details

29 September 2022, 3:00PM - 5:00PM (Seoul time, GMT+9)


Simultaneous interpretation (ENG ↔ KOR) will be provided. 한↔영 동시통역이 제공됩니다.
Session Speaker
Welcoming speeches
  • Anne Juepner | Acting Director, UNDP Seoul Policy Centre
  • Do-yeon Won | Director-General for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Korea
  • Moonsung Kang | Dean of College & Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University
Presentation of new Human Development Report
  • Pedro Conceição | Director of UNDP Human Development Report Office and Lead Author of Human Development Report

Panel discussion

  • Peace-Development Nexus: Sora Jang | Humanitarian Advisor, Humanitarian & Climate Response Team, Save the Children Korea
  • Humanitarian Assistance/Food Security: Marian Yun | Director of World Food Programme (WFP) Korea Office
  • Environment: Jiyoung Shin | Director of Korea Adaptation Center for Climate Change, Korea Environment Institute
  • Technology/Digital/Innovation: Cheol Lee | Head of Trend Research Department, LG Business Research
  • Health: Sang-Baek Chris Kang | Director-General of Global Cooperation, National Health Insurance Service
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