2011 HDR Report to be launched in Istanbul

27 Oct 2011

Human Development Report 2011

This year's theme of the report is"Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All".

Ankara - 2011 Edition of Human Development Report which has been prepared by the United Nations Development Programme will be launched in İstanbul, at the same time with the rest of the world.

Although living standards in most countries have been rising and converging for several decades, the 2011 Human Development Report projects a disturbing reversal of those trends if environmental deterioration and social inequalities continue to intensify, with the least developed countries diverging downwards from global patterns of progress by 2050.

The 2011 Report calls for new approaches to global development financing and environmental controls, arguing that these measures are both essential and feasible and that the challenges of sustainability and equity must be addressed together.

The Report will also feature the 2011 Human Development Index-a composite measure of health, education and income and its complementary indices. Journalists will be able to access the Human Development Report 2011 online. 

The global launch will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark, with United Nations Development Progrmame Programme (UNDP) Administrator, Helen Clark and Prime Minister of Denmark, Helle Thorning-Schmidt.

The report will be launched in İstanbul, Bilgi University at the same time period with the rest of world, on 2 November 2011, at 14:00 pm.

The report will be presented by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Turkey Mr.Shahid Najam. Prof. Asaf Savaş Akat from İstanbul Bilgi University and Prof. Mehmet Altan from İstanbul University will also participate to the launch event.

About This Report: The annual Human Development Report is an editorially independent publication of UNDP, produced annually since 1990. The Reports are available in ten languages for free downloading as PDFs or e-Books at http://hdr.undp.org/