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Symposium and Launch of the 2016 Human Development Report Human Development for Everyone

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May 18, 2017, 13:30 - 15:30


International Conference Hall, 2nd Floor, JICA Research Institute
10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo[Map Link]

Contents of the seminar

“In past decades, there has been significant progress in human development levels in almost every country; but millions of people have not benefited from this progress. Who has been left behind and why? The report looks into these two questions. It identifies recognizes that in every society certain groups are far more likely to suffer disadvantages than others and identifies deep-rooted, and often unmeasured, barriers to development.” -Website of 2016 Human Development Report

JICA Research Institute and UNDP will co-organize a symposium to launch Human Development Report 2016 - Human Development for Everyone on Thursday 18 of May. Mr. Selim Jahan, Director of Human Development Report Office, will deliver the keynote speech introducing the background and contents of the report.

The symposium would be an opportunity to deepen the understanding on the implications of the SDG’s goal of leaving no one behind and how human development ideas and experience can contribute.

Tentative Program

13:30-13:35 Opening remarks by Tetsuo Kondo, Director, UNDP Representative Office in Japan

13:35-14:00 A keynote presentation by Selim Jahan, Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP New York

14:00-14:55 Panel Discussion
 Ako Muto, Senior Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute
 Selim Jahan, Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP New York
 Robert D. Watkins, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Bangladesh
 Yasushi Katsuma, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pasific Studies, Waseda University
 Akiko Mera, International Program Manager/Advocacy, Hunger Free World
 Oscar A. Gomez, Research Fellow, JICA Research Institute

14:55-15:25 Q&A

15:25-15:30 Closing remarks by Nobuko Kayashima, Deputy Director, JICA Research Institute

*15:30-16:00 Reception at lobby (snacks and drinks)


UNDP and JICA Research Institute


English and Japanese (simultaneous interpretation provided)




100 persons


*Registration is on first-come basis.
*In this seminar, we will take photographs that may be used on websites. Thank you for your understanding.


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