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Launch of the 2010 Human Development Report
UNDP’s 20th anniversary Human Development
–“The Real Wealth of Nations: Pathways to Human Development” – will be
launched on November 4th at the United Nations by UN Secretary-General Ban
Ki-moon, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark, and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen.
The 2010 HDR’s lead author, Jeni Klugman, will present its main findings,
including its revealing review of global development data and trends of recent
decades, and the introduction of new human development indices. Among those new
indices is the Multidimensional Poverty Index
created by the Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative and released
publicly in July, and the Report's original Human Development Index (HDI)
adjusted to reflect gender disparities and other inequalities.
As part of the 20th anniversary commemoration, the Human Development Report
Office will republish all previous HDRs in searchable PDF and e-book formats
for free downloading. The HDR website will also be re-launched with extensive,
interactive new data resources covering most countries in the world. Visitors
will be able to create their own development indices using new tools and the
latest statistics. As an additional feature, the Human Development Report is
please join us there!
As part of the ongoing series of materials marking the 20th anniversary of the
Human Development Report, we would like to share with you and your colleagues a
free public online course entitled, the Human Development
The course highlights the fundamentals of the human development approach and
explains how it is applied to development work.
It is available online and can be downloaded for offline use in classrooms and
workshops. We encourage you to share this course with all your development
partners. The Human Development Journey Online course [image: The Human
This course introduces the concepts and principles of human development, and
explains why the approach is important to the work of the United Nations
Development Programme and its partners. The course covers topics on measuring
human development, policy advocacy, and application of the approach across such
topics as poverty reduction, democratic governance, the environment and climate
This course is available free of charge in English, French and Spanish. UNDP
does not provide certificates for its completion.
If you are a UNDP staff member, an alternate version of this course is
available in the
If you would like to use this course as part of teaching and learning
programme, evaluation questions and answers are available upon request through
Additional HD learning resources are available
The Human Development Journey online course was developed by the Human
Development Report Office and the Learning Resource Centre/OHR/BOM of UNDP.
© 2010 UNDP. All rights reserved.
Begin the online
Duration: 3-4 hours
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