Global Launch: Human Development Report 2013

Mar 14, 2013

The 2013 Human Development Report examines the profound shift in global dynamics driven by the fast-rising powers of the developing world – and its implications for human development.  

The South is developing at a pace unprecedented in human history, with hundreds of millions of people being lifted out of poverty in developing nations and billions more poised to join a new global middle class.  

It’s not only the so called BRICS that are at the forefront of the Rise of the South  - Bangladesh, Chile, Ghana, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Republic of Korea, Rwanda, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda,  and Vietnam  are among the human-development high achievers highlighted.

An updated Human Development Index (HDI) will also be released in the 2013 Report. The HDI measures national progress in health, education and income.

The global launch will take place in Mexico City on the 14th of March in a ceremony with United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark and President of Mexico Enrique Pena Nieto. 


ABOUT THIS REPORT: The Human Development Report is an editorially independent publication of the United Nations Development Programme. For free downloads of the 2013 Report in ten languages, plus materials on the Report’s indices and regional implications, please visit:

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