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by Ben Slay
In the aftermath of last summer’s Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, and as the international community moves towards the next UN sustainable development conference in September 2015, we need to keep the spotlight on the world’s most pressing development challenges.
The more we can focus global governance processes around the construction of the post-2015 development agenda, the more successful both are likely to be.
MDG and Poverty Reduction, Social inclusion » Human Development, Pro-poor policy reform to achieve MDG targets
The deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is less than two years away.
In the run up to 2015, many countries are taking stock of their achievements and setbacks. In Moldova, this exercise has demonstrated that further progress on the MDGs rests on successfully overcoming some key development challenges. This process offers new perspectives on how to shape the post-2015 development agenda.
Мир находится в процессе глубоких изменений, и страны Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии безусловно являются большой частью этих исторических трансформаций; многие развивающиеся страны на всех континентах становятся двигателем глобального экономического роста и - что более важно – повышают уровень жизни миллиардов людей.
Мы свидетели появления нового огромного глобального среднего класса: люди во всем развивающемся мире становятся все более образованными, они могут уверенно рассчитывать на долгую и продуктивную жизнь, и они становятся более взаимосвязанными между собой посредством торговли, путешествий и новыми средствами связи.
ASTANA/VIENNA - 9 April 2013 - “Never in history have the living conditions and prospects of so many people changed so dramatically and so fast,” says the global Human Development Report for 2013, presented this week in Astana and Vienna.
The Report - The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World - says that the leading countries of the developing world, including key countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, are reshaping global power dynamics in a new era of human development progress.
The world is in the midst of profound changes, and the countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia are very much a part of this historic transformation: many developing countries on all continents are now driving global economic growth and – more importantly – raising living standards for billions of people.
We are witnessing the emergence of a huge new global middle class: People throughout the developing world who are increasingly educated, who can confidently expect long and productive lives, and who are increasingly interconnected globally, through trade, travel, and the latest communications tools.
«Юг нуждается в Севере, а Север, во всевозрастающей степени, в Юге», – подчеркивается в «Докладе о человеческом развитии 2013»
Мехико, 14 марта 2013 г. Страны – лидеры развивающегося мира, в том числе ключевые государства Восточной Европы и Центральной Азии, совместными усилиями меняют глобальную динамику власти в новую эпоху прогресса человеческого развития. Об этом говорится в «Докладе о человеческом развитии 2013», подготовленном Программой развития Организации Объединенных Наций (ПРООН).
Презентация Доклада состоялась сегодня с участием Администратора ПРООН Хелен Кларк и Президента Мексики Энрике Пенья Ньето.
“The South needs the North, and increasingly the North needs the South,” says 2013 UNDP Human Development Report
Mexico City, 14 March 2013—Leading countries of the developing world, including key countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, are together reshaping global power dynamics in a new era of human development progress, according to the United Nation Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.
The Report—The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World— was launched today by UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Eastern Europe, Central Asia compare well on development indicators, but face environmental risks, says 2011 Human Development Report
COPENHAGEN, Denmark – 2 November, 2011 – Industrial pollution and other environmental challenges could undermine development progress in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, according to the 2011 Human Development Report, released today by UNDP.
BELGRADE, Serbia - 30 May, 2011 - The United Nations in Serbia and the Government of Serbia are helping to address youth unemployment – which is currently at 46 percent, according to national statistics. The youth employment initiative is working to increase employment and improve the employability of disadvantaged young people through grants, training and work placements in companies.
BRUSSELS, Belgium – 12 April, 2011 – The European Union, at long last, is taking a significant step to improve the lives of Europe’s millions of Roma. Rather than proposing a grand plan for EU-level action, the European Commission’s recently released EU framework for national Roma integration strategies up to 2020 calls on each member state to write its own plan.
SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina - 18 November 2010 - Fourteen years after the signing of the Dayton Agreement, Bosnia and Herzegovina has, in many ways, made impressive progress - prior to the global financial crisis, gross domestic product (GDP) was growing steadily and unemployment was declining, and while the financial crisis in 2009 was certainly felt in the country, it was not as severe as some had expected. With post-war reconstruction largely completed, the long-term aim of becoming a member of the European Union (EU) has become more important.
Human Development Report 2010: Recent EU members among top ranked for human development, but former Soviet republics losing ground in life expectancy
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – 26 November 2010 – The 20th anniversary edition of UNDP’s Human Development Report, in a detailed new review of global progress in recent decades as measured by the Human Development Index (HDI), shows that most Eastern European countries made major gains in this period of profound regional change, but the largest countries from the former Soviet Union suffered severe health setbacks. Watch: videos of the report launch in Vienna, Turkmenistan and in Moscow, and an interview with Nobel winner Amartya Sen View: Photos from the Human Development Report launch in Moscow and Vienna Read: Human Development in Eastern Europe and the CIS since 1990 - research paper
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – 18 October, 2010 – The human development approach asserts that development is about far more than just increasing gross domestic product (GDP) per capita. Fundamentally, development must also be about improving people’s ability to shape their own lives. Learn about: the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Learn about: poverty and unemployment in Europe and CIS
BRATISLAVA, Slovak Republic – 1 October 2010 – Katy Norman and Jürg Staudenmann use experiences from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo (UNSC Resolution 1244) and Tajikistan to call for the closer integration of access-to water and social-inclusion agendas. Read: issue 15 of Development and Transition devoted to the theme of social inclusion.
Energy & Environment, Human Development » Effective water governance
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia – 1 September 2010 – Drawing on primary research from an upcoming UNDP report on social inclusion, Susanne Milcher presents inital finding on levels and processes of social exclusion - as well as prospects for social incusion - in Europe and Central Asia. Find out more: about the upcoming UNDP Regional Human Development Report on social inclusion Read: Issue of Development and Transition newsletter dedicated to the issue of social inclusion Watch video: What is social inclusion?
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan – 2 June, 2010 – As a young state, both historically and demographically, Kyrgyzstan faces serious challenges: The National Human Development Report for 2010 Successful Youth – Successful Country, takes a look at the situation of young people in Kyrgyzstan and outlines the potential to transform these challenges into opportunities.
Minsk, Belarus, 21 May 2010—A new centre for youth has opened in Minsk, as part of Belarus’ ongoing efforts to fight human trafficking. The centre will help young Belarusians find jobs and develop business skills. The UNDP Belarus, the European Union and UNICEF all worked with the City of Minsk to open the centre.
Yerevan, Armenia, 12 May 2010 – Armenia’s migration policies should be built on a human development framework, a new report says. The 2009 National Human Development Report advocates for migration policies that contribute to the country’s long-term social and economic development. Read: 2009 NHDR Migration and Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges Read: 2009 NHDR Migration and Human Development: Opportunities and Challenges (Armenian)
Yerevan, Armenia, 28 April 2010- More than 400 people are expected to benefit from a job training initiative in Armenia, thanks to a new agreement between the Government of Armenia and UNDP Armenia. The project builds on an earlier vocational training programme, which found jobs for 75 percent of its participants.
Tirana, Albania, 16 April 2010-With chronic poverty and social exclusion a fact of life for Roma and Egyptian communities in Albania, a new joint-UN programme aims to reverse that trend. The three-year, $2.7 million (US) initiative will support social inclusion projects for targeted communities. Watch: Albanian Kindergarten Built to Benefit Roma Children video