2015 Human Development Report, many challenges ahead


Addis Ababa, 14 December 2015, The United Nations Development Programme has launched its new 2015 Human Development Report, in the presence of the administrator of the UNDP, Helen Clark as well as the prime minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn.

As presented in his introduction by Selim Jahan, director of the Human Development Report Office and lead author of the report, this year’s edition is about linking work and human development. Looking at the changing world of work, gender balances, but also the different natures of work, paid and unpaid, the report aims to emphasise on the sustainability of work too. Building on all the work already available, and other sisters UN agencies, the report intend to give a broader meaning to work than just jobs. Creative work, as well as unpaid and voluntary work are also included. Selim Jahan explains there are 5 main findings:

  1. Work generally enhances…

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