Shifting the paradigm: Why disability is a human rights issue

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Filed under: Development Human rights Social inclusion

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” We must consider it central to our policy and programming work that human rights contribute to addressing the challenges facing persons with disabilities. There is also a powerful reason for us as UNDP for doing so:… Read more »

We consume resources of 1.5 planets, we only have one

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Filed under: Climate change Development Environment

Our current human lifestyle – our production and consumption patterns – is exploiting earth’s natural resources in an unsustainable manner. However, there is a way out of this mess, according to experts at the Roundtable on Climate Change and Development in Slovenia. The carrying capacity (supporting our human lives) of Earth is between 1.5 and… Read more »