Introducing the Human Development Report 2014

Thursday September 11 from 8:30 to 9:30 at the National Museum of Iceland

The United Nations Human Development Report 2014

While it is positive to note that poverty has been halved since 1990, the Human Development Report this year points out that 2,2 billion people continue to live in or close to poverty. To combat poverty and sustain already achieved development results in the long term require reduction of human vulnerabilities and more resilient societies. The report presents a number of concrete policy recommendations that could help reduce different types of vulnerabilities and in turn build more resilient societies.

Dagskrá/ Programme

María Erla Marelsdóttir, skrifstofustjóri þróunarsamvinnuskrifstofu utanríkisráðuneytisins/ Director General, Directorate for International Development Cooperation, Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Eva Jespersen, staðgengill framkvæmdastjóra skrifstofu Þróunarskýrslusviðs Sameinuðu þjóðanna/ Deputy Director and Head of the NHDR Unit

Fundarstjóri/Moderator: Þröstur Freyr Gylfason, formaður Félags SÞ á Íslandi/ Chair of the UN Association of Iceland

Umræður/Discussions

Kaffiveitingar eftir umræður/Coffee and refreshments following the discussions

Fundurinn er opinn öllum og verður haldinn á ensku/ The event is open to all and will be held in English.

The event is organised by the UN Association of Iceland, the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland.