MEASURING HUMAN AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
An Integrated Approach
Valeria Costantini, Salvatore Monni
The main objective of human development, as stated in the Human Development Report (HDR) of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), is to create an enabling environment for people to enjoy long, healthy, and creative lives. In this context, income and economic growth are a means and not an end to development.
People’s well-being depends on how income is used to achieve higher quality of life standards.
This first approach to human development has changed over the last ten years due to an increasing focus on the environmental aspects of daily life. The Earth Summit in Rio.....Read more
Where do we go from Rio?"
Published on Jul 7, 2012 by UNECOSOC
The 2012 UN Development Cooperation Forum (DCF) of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) took place on 5 and 6 July at the UN headquarters in New York. It brought together policy makers, civil society organizations, Members of Parliaments, local authorities and foundations from rich and poor countries. As part of the discussions at the DCF, a series of Face to Face video conversations were organized.
Watch the video conversation, "Where do we go from Rio?" featuring:
Mr. David O'Connor, Chief, Policy Integration and Analysis Branch, Division on Sustainable Development, DESA-Moderator; and Ms. Joanna Kerr, Chief Executive, ActionAid