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United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

2014 HDR Launch - Tokyo Japan

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2.2 billion people are poor or near-poor, warns UNDP’s 2014 Human Development Report on vulnerability and resilience Calls for universal provision of basic social services, and stronger policies for social protection and full employment
to advance and secure development progress
Persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable. This is the core premise of the 2014 Human Development Report, released here today by the United Nations Development Programme
Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience.
According to income-based measures of poverty, 1.2 billion people live with $1.25 or less a day. However, the latest estimates of the UNDP Multidimensional Poverty Index reveal that almost 1.5 billion people in 91 developing countries are living in poverty with overlapping deprivations in health, education and living standards. And although poverty is declining overall, almost 800 million people are at risk of falling back into poverty if setbacks occur. Show less
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UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors Play

UNDP Goodwill Ambassadors make a difference by bringing attention to the most challenging development issues the world is facing today.

Energy and Environment Play

Energy and Environment are essential for sustainable development. The poor are disproportionately affected by environmental degradation and lack of access to clean, affordable energy services. These issues are also global as climate change, loss of biodiversity and ozone layer depletion cannot be addressed by countries acting alone. UNDP helps countries strengthen their capacity to address these challenges at global, national and community levels, seeking out and sharing best practices, providing innovative policy advice and linking partners through pilot projects that help poor people build sustainable livelihoods.

Asia and the Pacific Play

UNDP's Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific (RBAP) helps countries build and share their own solutions to urgent development challenges, supporting coalitions for change and connecting individuals and institutions so they can share knowledge, experience and resources. As countries develop local capacity, they draw on the people of UNDP and our wide range of regional and global partners.

Crisis Prevention and Recovery Play

UNDP helps countries prevent and recover from armed conflicts and natural disasters through advocacy, capacity building, conflict sensitive development, development of tools and methodologies, gender equality, knowledge networking, strategic planning and programming, and policy and standard setting.

UNDP Administrator: Helen Clark Play

Helen Clark has been a member of the New Zealand Parliament since 1981, and was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1999 to 2008. She began her work as the new Administrator of UNDP on 20 April, 2009.
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