Wednesday, 17 November 2010, Leuchtersaal of Bernerhof, Bundesgasse 3, Bern
10:00 - 12:00
UNDP’s Human Development Report 2010
20th Anniversary Edition: The Real Wealth of Nations
SDC platform for controversial debate on themes related to international cooperation
In 1990 UNDP published its first Human Development Report, with its newly devised Human Development Index. The premise of the HDI, considered radical at the time, was elegantly simple: national development should be measured not simply by national income but also by life expectancy and literacy. Twenty years later the continuing relevance of that paradigm is indisputable. A country’s income is of course crucial: without resources, any progress is difficult. Yet we must also gauge whether people can lead long and healthy lives, whether they have the opportunity to be educated and whether they are free to use their knowledge and talents to shape their own destinies.
The human development approach has profoundly affected an entire generation of policy-makers and development specialists around the world. This 20th anniversary milestone presents an opportunity to review human development achievements and challenges systematically at both the global and national levels - a task not attempted since the first Report - and to analyse their implications for policy and future research.
The official launch of UNDP’s 2010 report on “The Real Wealth of Nations” is scheduled for November 4 in New York. The official Swiss launch will take place on November 17 in the Leuchtersaal of Bernerhof, Bundesgasse 3, Bern.
Olav Kjoerven, Director of UNDP’s Bureau for Development Policy
Olivier Chave, head of SDC’s Global Institutions Division
Jean Favre, Former Deputy Director, UNDP Geneva
Cécile Molinier, Director of UNDP Geneva
You are kindly invited to participate in the presentation and discussion, which will be followed by a reception.
Registration by 10th November 2010 at stefanie.gander(a)deza.admin.ch
(Free of charge, limited number of participants. As the building is part of the Bundeshaus and subject to the usual security measures, registration is mandatory and you will have to provide identification.)