Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano para América Latina y el Caribe 2016

Human Development Report 2013 launch in St. Vincent and Barbados

Kingston, St. Vincent. On April 11, 2013 Government Representatives, International Agencies, Members of Civil Society and the Private Sector participated in the launch of the United Nations Human Development Report 2013 entitled “The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a diverse World”. Participants in the event discussed the relevance of key findings of the HDR to Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS) via a presentation of the Report findings by UNDP,  followed by responses by regional representatives of Government of St. Vincent and other discussants from the region. The forum also featured a special session to discuss UNDP’s support to St. Vincent and the Grenadines and other OECS Member States in strengthening national and regional capacity to measure multi-dimensional poverty and human development, and to introduce a new, regional project: “Strengthening Capacity to Monitor Human Development in Barbados and the OECS.” This project will support countries in moving beyond income measures of poverty to capture other dimensions of poverty and human development. Participants highlighted the need to strengthen social policy and innovation in the region. Bridgetown, Barbados. The Hon. Freundel Stuart, Prime Minister of Barbados gave the featured address at the launch of the United Nations Human Development Report 2013 on May 15 at the UN House, Marine Gardens. In his remarks the Prime Minister attributed Barbados’ high ranking of 38, the highest in the Caribbean, mainly to social development even though economic growth may not be seen. Following the presentation of the Human Development Report in Barbados, a  Panel Discussion –, moderated by Dr. Judy Whitehead, Senior Lecturer in Economics/ Director, Sir Arthur Lewis Institute of Social and Economic...
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