Human Development

The human development approach is about expanding the richness of human life, rather than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live. It is an approach that is focused on people and their opportunities and choices. Human development aims to improve the lives people lead rather than assuming economic growth will lead to greater well-being. In 1990, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) introduced human development as a new approach for advancing human well-being. The three foundations for human development are (1) to live a long, healthy, and creative life, (2) to be knowledgeable, and (3) to have access to resources for a decent standard of living. The process of human development should create an environment for people, individually and collectively, to develop to their full potential and have a reasonable chance of leading productive and creative lives they value.

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High-level Dialogue on Energy Ministerial Thematic Forums (HLDE 2021)

The Ministerial Thematic Forums for the HLDE launched reports prepared by Technical Working Groups, each with detailed recommendations for action needed, on five thematic topics also explored during the week by multi-stakeholder dialogues and ministerial sessions
Event 21 June 2021 - 25 June 2021

High-Level Dialogue on Energy Technical Working Groups

Actors from UN and international agencies, national governments, and business, academic, and civil society organizations came together to provide input on five themes (energy access; energy transition; enabling SDGs through inclusive, just energy transitions; innovation, technology and data; and finance and investment) to inform the upcoming High-level Dialogue on Energy that will be held under the auspices of the UN General Assembly.
Event 22 February 2021 - 3 June 2021

Informal Consultations of the 44th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (Beijing+5 PrepCom)

The PrepCom for Beijing+5 reconvened on Wednesday, 24 May 2020, to continue discussing the proposed outcome document (E/ CN.6/2000/PC/L.1/Rev.3), following negotiations from 28 February to 17 March , and intersessionals on 8, 9, 11, 15 and 16 May. From 24-26 May, Working Group I discussed Section II and Working Group II discussed Section IV. Of approximately 302 paragraphs, 58 have been agreed.
Event 8 May 2020 - 2 June 2020