This collection of 10 transformative development stories, as a whole, tells the story of a region making remarkable strides. It is a story of people and countries already on the way towards realizing the promises of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In past decades, there has been significant gains 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 Human Development Report 2016 ’Human Development for Everyone’ 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.
Since its inception in 2002, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria has emerged as a prime source of support in the global fight against the three diseases. The financial and technical support provided to developing country partners has brought increased capacity and rigor to the national planning and implementation of disease control strategies.
UNDP is committed to ending poverty once and for all. UNDP was founded in 1965 and its Headquarters is located in New York. UNDP has had a representative office in Iran since 1966 and has – during all this time – worked closely with its major development partners – the Government, local councils, civil society, academic institutions, and the private sector – to promote sustainable human development in the country.
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When we began our work five decades ago, one in three people worldwide lived in poverty. Now? Just one in eight. Let’s finish the job.