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2020 Human Development Report 
‘The Next Frontier: Human Development and the Anthropocene’
Tuesday, 15 December 2020
12:30pm EST / 5:30pm GMT / 6:30pm CET

For the first time in a relationship spanning 300,000 years, instead of the planet shaping humans, humans are shaping the planet. This is the Anthropocene: the age of humans. 

The 30th anniversary edition of the Human Development Report, looks at how humanity can navigate this new age, unpacking the relationships between people and the planet and where we go from here to transform pathways for human progress.

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High-Level Segment - The next frontier for human development 


HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden 


Stefan Löfven, Prime Minister of Sweden, co-host of the launch event 

HE Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados 

Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa

Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator



Pedro Conceição, Director of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP



Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, actor, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Yemi Alade, Singer-songwriter, UNDP Goodwill Ambassador

Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Envoy on Youth

Featuring appearances by UNDP Turkey Life Below Water Advocate Şahika Ercümen, UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador for Pakistan Samina Baig and UNDP Regional Goodwill Ambassador for Arab States Michael Haddad.


Per Olsson Fridh, State Secretary to Minister for International Development Cooperation, Sweden

Inger Andersen, Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme


Leaders Dialogue - Expanding human freedom in balance with the planet – Mechanisms for change: 

Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, Singapore; Co-Chair of the 2020 HDR Advisory Board

Andrea Meza Murillo, Minister for Energy and the Environment, Costa Rica

Roberto Marques, Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Natura &Co

Belinda Reyers, Professor in Sustainability Science at Future Africa, University of Pretoria

Moderated by Femi Oke, Journalist and founder of Moderate the Panel


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