• Georgia ranks high in human development but loses 12 percent of its progress through inequalities

    Georgia ranks high in human development but loses 12 percent of its progress through inequalities

    UNDP releases the 2019 Human Development Report “Beyond income, beyond averages, beyond today: inequalities in human development in the 21st Century”

    Georgia ranks 70 of the 189 countries covered by the 2019 Human Development Index published today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Recognizing that human well-being depends on more than just money, UNDP combines health, education and income to rank the world’s countries. This year Georgia places ahead of Armenia at 81, Azerbaijan at 87 and Ukraine at 88, but behind Russia at 49, Belarus at 50 and Turkey at 59.

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  • Guterres's message for 2020: In world of turmoil, youth are its ‘greatest source’ of hope

    Guterres's message for 2020: In world of turmoil, youth are its ‘greatest source’ of hope

    From here at the United Nations, I join you in welcoming the New Year.

    We enter 2020 with uncertainty and insecurity all around. 

    Persistent inequality and rising hatred.

    A warring world and a warming planet.

    Climate change is not only a long-term problem but a clear and present danger.

    We cannot afford to be the generation that fiddled while the planet burned.

    But there is also hope. 

    This year, my New Year’s message is to the greatest source of that hope: the world’s young people. 

     

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