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Human Development Report 2011 presented to the public

A press-conference on the presentation of the Human Development Report 2011 took place today at the National Press Center of the Republic of Belarus. The HDR is a global analytical publication commissioned by the UN Development Programme and prepared annually by a group of international experts. This year’s report entitled “Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All” shows how sustainability is inextricably linked to equity and access to a better quality of life.

As the world community prepares for the landmark UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro (“Rio+20”), the Report argues that sustainability must be approached as a matter of basic social justice, for current and future generations alike. At the same time, sustainability is not exclusively or even primarily an environmental issue – the publication examines social factors not always associated with environmental sustainability…

You can find additional reference materials about the Report and its indices or download the whole publication from a special website: http://hdr.undp.org.

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