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Human Development Report 2015 - Work for Human Development Public Symposium

Past events

Day

March 14, 2016, 15:00 - 16:30

Place

International Conference Hall, 2nd floor, JICA Ichigaya Building
10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo[Map Link]

Contents

JICA Research Institute and UNDP will co-organise a public symposium to celebrate the publication of Human Development Report 2015 - Work for Human Development on Monday 14 March. Mr. Selim Jahan, Director of Human Development Report Office, will deliver a keynote speech on background and contents of the Human Development Report 2015.

"Fast technological progress, deepening globalization, aging societies and environmental challenges are rapidly transforming what work means today and how it is performed. This new world of work presents great opportunities for some, but also profound challenges for others.

The report, titled 'Work for Human Development', calls for equitable and decent work for all. In doing so, it encourages governments to look beyond jobs to consider the many kinds of work, such as unpaid care, voluntary, or creative work that are important for human development. The report suggests that only by taking such a broad view can the benefits of work be truly harnessed for sustainable development."
—Global Press Release - Human Development Report 2015

Tentative Programme

15:00-15:10
Opening remarks by Mr. Tetsuo Kondo, Director, UNDP Representative Office in Japan

15:10-15:40
A keynote presentation by Selim Jahan, Director, Human Development Report Office, UNDP New York

15:40-16:00
Comments by external experts
Ms. Akiko Taguchi, Director, ILO Tokyo and Prof.
Go Shimada, Associate Professor of Economics, Graduate School of International Relations, the University of Shizuoka

16:00-16:30
Q&A

16:30
Closing remarks by Mr. Ichiro Tambo, Director, JICA Research Institute

Organizer

UNDP and JICA Research Institute

Language

English (No translation provided)

Fee

Free

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Capacity

90 people

Inquiry

JICA Research Institute (S. Takei)

TEL:+81-3-3269-2959 E-mail:ditas-rsunit@jica.go.jp URL:http://www.jp.undp.org/content/tokyo/ja/home/presscenter/articles/2016/02/22/hdr.html

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