Who has been left behind and why?

Friday 24 March at 4:00 pm in Hannesarholt

Open seminar hosted by UNU-GEST – Gender Equality Studies and Training Programme of the United Nations University and the United Nations Association of Iceland in collaboration with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and the Institute of International Affairs

The 2016 Human Development Report

In past decades, there have been significant gains in human development levels in almost every country but millions of people have not benefitted from this progress. Who has been left behind and why? The Human Development Report 2016 looks into these two questions. It identifies substantial barriers to development and recognizes that in every society certain groups are far more likely to suffer disadvantages than others.

Dr. Selim Jahan, editor-in-chief of the 2016 Human Development Report (HDR): Human Development for Everyone and director of the UNDP Human Development Report Office, introduces the 2016 HDR and its main findings.

Opening remarks by Mr. Stefán Haukur Jóhannesson, Permanent Secretary of State, Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Panel discussion with Icelandic experts:

Dr. Jónína Einarsdóttir, Professor at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of Iceland
Engilbert Guðmundsson, Principal Development Adviser at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs

Moderator: Þórunn Elísabet Bogadóttir, Deputy editor-in-chief at Kjarninn media

The seminar will take place in English and is open to all. The location provides good wheelchair access.

Coffee will be offered during the presentation and light refreshments after the event.

The report can be found here.

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