HDialogue

25 July 2017 | Shivani Nayyar, Research Specialist, HDRO

Spent time lately working on your long-term financial plan? Thought strategically about your career, the skills you need to learn and the contacts you need to make? No? You are not alone. To procrastinate, even ignoring important life matters, is human nature.

11 July 2017 | Tanni Mukhopadhyay, Policy Specialist and Senior Researcher at the Human Development Report Office at UNDP

The human development approach has long emphasized the importance of good health as a constitutive element that is both of intrinsic and instrumental value for an individual’s ability to thrive.

07 July 2017 | Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany

Human dignity is inviolable. This principle has not changed since 1948 when it was formulated by the United Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It does not stop at national borders and applies to everyone regardless of age, gender or religion.

27 June 2017 | Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

In Colombia we are more determined than ever to end the longest running and only remaining internal armed conflict in the Americas.

20 June 2017 | Juergen Nagler, UNDP Partnerships Advisor and UN Transformation Network Co-Facilitator

"We the peoples…" are the opening words of the UN Charter and UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, has reiterated calls for people-centered development. But what do we actually mean by putting people at the center of development?

08 June 2017 | Christina Lengfelder, Research Specialist, and Jon Hall, Policy Specialist at HDRO/UNDP 

Today is World Oceans Day. What better day to reflect on the role our seas have on human development?   

05 June 2017 | Selim Jahan, Director Human Development Report Office /UNDP

What will be the nature of work in future? This million-dollar question is being discussed in cafes, schools and work places around the world right now.

31 May 2017 | Astra Bonini, Policy Specialist, HDRO/UNDP

A decent and dignified life for all 7.5 billion people in the world is possible. The world is not short on technological and financial resources. And so everyone could have a quality education, a secure income, access to good healthcare and live in a clean and safe environment.

25 May 2017 | Jacob Assa, Policy Specialist, UNDP/HDRO

The Second Forum on Financing for Development is taking place in New York, with a focus on mobilizing means of implementation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). How can we ensure that investments in human development are not forgotten?

24 May 2017 | Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

I was asked last year to select one photograph that has profoundly influenced my life. I chose an image known as Migrant Mother— a haunting picture of a woman named Florence Owens Thompson sitting with three of her children in their makeshift home, a rudimentary tent.