According to the latest Human Development Index, people living in the very high human development countries can expect to live 19 years longer, and spend seven more years in school, than those living in the group of low human development countries.
“I went there to inspire, but instead they inspired me” “It was a revelation for me,” reflected Anisha Thapa as she returned to Sudan from a mission to Gaza and the West Bank.
We are witnessing today the increasingly important role of knowledge in the development of our societies
On this year’s international Youth Day, see how UNDP is working with the Government of Iraq to create #SafeSpaces4Youth
Against the backdrop of rapidly rising tension, violence, poverty and alarming unemployment rates reaching 60%, the United Nations is moving urgently to create employment opportunities and develop economic recovery initiatives for youth and women in the Gaza Strip
In the Arab States, the causes of crises, food insecurity, malnutrition and vulnerability to climate change impacts are deeply interlinked and require multifaceted responses

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392.4 million

Population

7.4

People living on less than $1.25 per day

50.6%

Labour force participation rate

0.69

Human Dev. Index

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