Focus on: People and the Planet

This focus area, supported by the U.N. Development Programme, explores how climate change and other planetary imbalances impact the rising trend of human inequality and vice versa. We will look into what potential solutions could help eliminate inequality and support a healthy planet, and what challenges could impede this effort.

Q&A: Why human development metrics may have to shift

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The mission of the Human Development Report Office (HDRO) at the United Nations Development Programme is to advance human development. The goal is to contribute towards the expansion of opportunities, choice and freedom. The office works towards this goal by promoting innovative new ideas, advocating practical policy changes, and constructively challenging policies and approaches that constrain human development. The office works with others to achieve change through writing and research, data analysis and presentation, support to national and regional analysis and outreach and advocacy work.

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