Mozambique launches Human Development Report 2014

HDR 2014 Launch Mozambique Science and Technology Minister, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and a invited panelists at the launch ceremony

Maputo, 24 July 2014 - Mozambique launched the Human Development Report 2014 today in the capital city Maputo.

The ceremony which was attended by members of the Mozambique Government, Ambassadors and Heads of Cooperation, academics, civil society leaders, journalists was officiated by Science and Technology Minister, H.E.  Louis Pelembe and UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator, Ms Jennifer Topping.

The 2014 HDR, entitled “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience,” shows that between 2000 and 2013, Sub-Saharan Africa had the second highest rate of progress in the Human Development Index (HDI), which combines achievements in income, health and education. Rwanda and Ethiopia achieved the fastest growth, followed by Angola, Burundi, Mali, Mozambique, the United Republic of Tanzania and Zambia.

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ABOUT THIS REPORT: The Human Development Report is an editorially independent publication of the United Nations Development Programme. For free downloads of the 2014 Human Development Report, plus additional reference materials on its indices and specific regional implications, please visit:




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