UNDP launches Global Human Development Report 2015

UNDP launches Global Human Development Report 2015

Written by Staff Writer

21 Jan, 2016 | 9:19 pm

The United Nations Development Fund launched the Global Human Development Report 2015 in Colombo on Thursday, January 21.

The report titled Work for Human Development takes a broader view of work, examines the links between work and human development and explores changes between job security, flexibility and demand for skills and issues of unpaid work including voluntary care.

UNDP says the 2015 report focusses on enhancing the richness of human life, than simply the richness of the economy in which human beings live in.

A significant feature of the 2015 report is the inclusion of a chapter by President Maithripala Sirisena on Community Partnerships for Improving Rural livelihoods.

It is the first time that a Sri Lankan president has contributed to a UNDP report.

The human development index measures long term progress in a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

With a human development index value of 0.757 Sri Lanka is above the average for the developing world and ranks at 73 out of 188 countries for 2014.

Minister Sarath Amunugama, addressing the gathering said that a rapidly ageing population is a cause of concern.

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