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“Sustainability & Equity: A Better Future for All”

April 6th, 2012

The UN Development Programme cordially invites you to
“Sustainability & Equity: A Better Future for All”

A discussion of the 2011 Human Development Report with

Olav Kjorven, UN Assistant Secretary-General & Director of UNDP’s Bureau of Development Policy
William Orme, Chief, Communications & Publishing, UNDP Human Development Report Office
Andrew Deutz, PhD, Director, International Government Relations, The Nature Conservancy

Moderated by Elizabeth Shogren, NPR

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 12-2 p.m.

University of California, Washington Center (UCDC)
1608 Rhode Island Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036

RSVP required

Past Human Development Reports have shown living standards in most countries have been rising, and converging, for several decades now. Yet the 2011 Report projects a disturbing reversal of those trends if environmental deterioration and social inequalities continue to intensify, with the least developed countries diverging downwards from global patterns of progress by 2050. The world’s most disadvantaged people, further, suffer most from environmental degradation and disproportionately lack political power, making it all the harder to reach agreement on needed global policy changes. The Report outlines great potential for positive synergies in the quest for greater equality and sustainability, especially at the national level, and emphasizes the human right to a healthful environment, the importance of integrating social equity into environmental policies, and the critical importance of public participation and official accountability.

Please join us for a discussion of the report—its findings and recommendations—and how UNDP is working to address environment and energy issues.

City: Washington DC

Venue: 1608 Rhode Island Ave., NW

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