3:13 pm - Wednesday December 17, 4081

Global launch of 2013 Human Development Report

The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World

Global launch: Thursday, 14 March 2013, 12:00 PM EST/4:00 PM GMT

The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising powers of the developing world – and its implications for human development.

The South is developing at a pace unprecedented in human history, with hundreds of millions of people being lifted out of poverty in developing nations and billions more poised to join a new global middle class

It’s not only the so called BRICS that are at the forefront of the Rise of the South – Bangladesh, Chile, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, and Vietnam are among the human-development high achievers highlighted.

An updated Human Development Index (HDI) will also be released in the 2013 Report. The HDI measures national progress in health, education and income.

The Report is strictly under embargo until Thursday, 14 March 2013, 4:00 pm GMT. The global launch will take place in Mexico City in a ceremony with United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark and President of Mexico Enrique Peña Nieto.




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