UNDP launches Human Development Report 2014

United Nations, Praia, July 25, 2014– 2.2 billion people are still poor or very close to being considered poor, warns the Human Development Report 2014 on vulnerability and resilience. Human development is threatened by persistent poverty. If this vulnerability is not systematically confronted through social policies and standards, progress will neither be equitable nor sustainable.

This is the main point of the Human Development Report 2014, which was launched in Tokyo on 24 June, by the Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzō  Abe, the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Helen Clark, and the Director of the Human Development Report Office, Khalid Malik, under the slogan Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience.

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Public Hearing

United Nations, Praia, July 23, 2014– Within the framework of the Project for Strengthening the Technical and Functional Skills of the Supreme Audit Institutions (SAI), National Parliaments and Civil Society for the Control of Public Finances in the PALOP Countries and Timor-Leste, a Joint Public Hearing was held on 23 July in the banqueting hall of the National Assembly..

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Launch of the "ICPD+20 - Invest in Young People" Campaign

United Nations, Praia, July 22, 2014– There are currently 1.8 billion people in the world aged between 10 and 24 years old, making this the biggest population of young people (15-24 years old) and adolescents (10-19 years old) in history. In 1994, the United Nations' International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) brought together 179 countries in Cairo. It was the first meeting in which all aspects of human life were addressed in a comprehensive way. The result of the meeting was a Programme of Action for the next 20 years, which recognized that every person counts. At the time, the governments agreed that every human being has the right to a healthy and productive life, without discrimination, and that the promotion of human rights is fundamental for economic growth and sustainable development.

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Cape Verde prepares to join Global Partnership for Education

United Nations, Praia, July 8, 2014– Founded in 2002, the Global Partnership for Education is a multilateral partnership, which brings together some 60 underdeveloped countries, donor countries, international organizations, the private sector, teachers and civil society groups, which seeks to provide quality education for all children in the world.

Following the meeting which took place on the 30th May, on the occasion of the visit of the representative of UNICEF and member of the Global Partnership for Education Secretariat, Blandine Ledoux, a second one took place on the 18th of July, bringing together national and international education partners, with the purpose of conceiving a strategic plan to submit Cape Verde’s application to join the Global Partnership for Education, while also officially constituting the Group of Local Partners

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