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Human Development Report 1997


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Mai 1997

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The Human Development Report, now in its eighth annual edition, continues its tradition of updating the unique Human Development Indicators comparing human development in most countries of the world, and the data tables on all aspects of human development. The 1997 edition focuses on the goal
of eradicating extreme poverty in the early 21st century and views this goal as completely attainable, regarding it as a moral imperative to which almost all countries committed themselves at the World summit for Social Development in 1995.
The foundation for the 20th century's accelerated progress in reducing poverty began with the start of the Industrial Revolution in Europe and North America. The second great period of poverty reduction started in the 1950s in the developing countries with the end of colonialism, and in the past 50
years poverty has fallen more than in the previous 50 centuries. Despite these major achievements however, about a quarter of the developing worlds people still live in absolute poverty and 40% of South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are trapped in absolute poverty. Some industrial countries such as
the United Kingdom and the United States have seen a rise in poverty in recent decades.
The momentum that has occurred thus far against poverty must continue rather than backslide. The Human Development Report reviews this challenge from its unique perspective providing an overview of global poverty trends and assessing the scale of today's poverty problems worldwide. The Report also
examines six priorities for tackling poverty at the country level and sets a global agenda for supportive action.
Given the positive trends of the 20th century, the Reportargues that eradicating absolute poverty in the first two decades of the 21st century is a completely feasible and affordable goal. To achieve this goal, the international community needs to focus on the poorest and least developed
countries, and each country needs to rei
EAN: 9780195119978
ISBN: 0195119975
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: OXFORD UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 1997
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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