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Human Development in the Anthropocene: Transformations to Expand Human Freedoms in Balance with the Planet


Virtual Regional Consultation for Europe and CIS on the 2020 Human Development Report 
Thursday 9 July 
10.30 (EDT) / 16.30 (CET)

For its 30th Anniversary, the 2020 Human Development Report (HDR) will assess the pathways for sustainable human development. In 1990, the HDR introduced a new way to consider progress: one that was centred on people. Today, the aspiration for many have changed, as have the capabilities needed to thrive. At the same time, there is a fast-growing realisation that social choices must be contained to recognise the planet’s limits. Therefore, what sustainable human development is today, and how it should be measured, needs to be considered in light of these new realities. This reassessment is an urgent task, to avoid reaching a stage of inevitable trade-offs and tragic choices that could jeopardise many of the hard-fought human achievements up to this point.

Moderated by
Mirjana Spoljaric Egger
Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations; Assistant Administrator of UNDP and Director of the UNDP Regional Bureau for Europe and the CIS

Pedro Conceição, Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Prof. Jaya Krishnakumar, Full Professor of Econometrics, University of Geneva
Dr. Bina Desai, Head of Department, Policy and Research, Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre, Geneva
Dr. Rosie Day, Senior Lecturer in Environment and Society, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham 

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