Kitt praises UN report on human development

A MUCH wider concept of global human security, embracing economic, social and environmental concerns is advocated in the United Nations’ Human Development Report for 1994, published simultaneously in capitals around the world yesterday.

The report, compiled for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) by a panel of independent experts gives enthusiastic backing to a dramatic strengthening of the UN’s powers in the social economic and environmental areas.

It calls for the establishment of an Economic Security Council, similar to the existing UN Security Council.

This year, Canada comes out on top of the world, ahead of Switzerland and third-placed Japan, in the Human Development Index (HDI) which ranks 173 countries in terms of life expectancy, educational level and basic purchasing power.

Ireland is ranked in 21st position, ahead of Italy (22nd), Spain (23rd), Hong Kong, (24th) and Greece (25th). Britain is ranked 10th in the index. The US is in eighth place.

In Dublin, the report was welcomed in a statement by the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Tom Kitt, Just back from the refugee camps on the borders of Rwanda.

Mr. Kitt said it was not “a bland, comfortable publication. Quite the opposite. It is disquieting and uncomfortable in many ways; cautiously hopeful in others; and constructively controversial in pointing the way forward.

“It makes sense that much of the material, conclusions and proposals contained in this years report should be combined with the efforts towards the reform of the UN itself.”

Ireland has Europe’s second highest, level of scientists and technicians, with 236 per 1,000 persons. It is the world’s second safest country for women to give birth with three maternal deaths per 100,000.

The report also reveals that Ireland, in spite, of its urban development, still possesses the greatest proportion 68 per cent of permanent grasslands in the industrial world.

The report defines its broader concept of human security in simple terms:”It means safety from the constant threats of hunger disease crime and repression. It also means protection from sudden and hurtful disruptions in the pattern of our daily lives.

“Famines, ethnic conflicts, social disintegration, terrorism, pollution and drug trafficking are no longer isolated events, confined within national borders. Their consequences travel the globe.

Arguing for stronger UN machinery, the report says: “It is less costly and more humane to meet these threats upstream rather than downstream, early rather than late. Short-term humanitarian assistance can never replace, long-term development support.

Other highlights of the UNDP report:

The $ 160 billion in debt servicing paid by the developing countries in 1992-was two and a half times the development aid they received:

As South Africa begins a new post-apartheid era, it must cope with a black-white gap in human development as wide as that between Spain and the Congo, says the report: “These are not just two different peoples. These are almost two different continents.”

The five permanent members of the Security Council those entrusted with the peace and security of the world are also the world’s main arms exporters. Military spending rose three times as fast in developing countries as in industrial countries between 1960 and 1987 from $ 24 to $ 145 billion.At the beginning of the century, 90 per cent of war casualties were military. Today, 90-per cent are civilian.

Some 800 people die each month from landmines. Although a landmine costs as little as $ 3 to make, it costs up to $ 1,000 to clear.

It took one million years to produce the earth’s first billion people. It will stake only 10 years to add the next billion to today’s estimated 5.5 billion.

More than one billion people live on a daily income of under $ 1. Political repression, systematic torture, ill-treatment or “disappearances” take place in 110 countries.Up to one-third of wives in developing countries are physically battered. The global cost of HIV and AIDS by 2000 will be at least Pounds 500 billion a year or over per bent of global GDP.

34 thoughts on “Kitt praises UN report on human development

  • May 24, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around on Yahoo News.

    Do you have any tips on how to get listed in Yahoo News?
    I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Many thanks

  • May 24, 2017 at 11:13 am

    Highly energetic blog, I enjoyed that a lot.
    Will there be a part 2?

  • May 25, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Heya i’m for the first time here. I found this board
    and I find It really useful & it helped me out much.

    I hope to give something back and help others like you helped me.

  • May 25, 2017 at 8:03 am

    Simply wish to say your article is as surprising. The clarity in your post is just excellent and
    i could assume you’re an expert on this subject. Well with
    your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date
    with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the rewarding work.

  • May 25, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Hello there! I simply want to give you a big thumbs
    up for your great information you have got right here on this post.
    I am returning to your website for more soon.

  • May 25, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Appreciation to my father who stated to me concerning this web
    site, this web site is truly awesome.

  • May 25, 2017 at 10:33 am

    Wonderful website you have here but I was curious about if you
    knew of any message boards that cover the same topics talked about in this article?
    I’d really like to be a part of group where I can get advice from other experienced
    people that share the same interest. If you have
    any recommendations, please let me know. Cheers!

  • May 25, 2017 at 11:16 am

    Attractive section of content. I just stumbled upon your weblog and
    in accession capital to assert that I get in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Any way I will be subscribing to your augment and
    even I achievement you access consistently

  • May 25, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    Just wish to say your article is as astonishing. The clarity in your post is just great and i could assume you are an expert on this subject.

    Well with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep up
    to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the enjoyable work.

  • May 25, 2017 at 3:02 pm

    Have you ever considered creating an ebook or guest authoring on other sites?
    I have a blog based on the same topics you discuss and would love
    to have you share some stories/information. I know my viewers
    would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely
    interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

  • May 25, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    It’s very easy to find out any topic on web as compared
    to books, as I found this post at this web site.

  • May 25, 2017 at 10:48 pm

    With havin so much written content do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright violation? My site has a lot of exclusive content
    I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it seems a lot of it is popping it up all over the internet without my agreement.
    Do you know any methods to help prevent content from being
    stolen? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  • May 26, 2017 at 3:34 am

    naturally like your web-site but you need to take a look at the spelling on quite a few of your
    posts. Many of them are rife with spelling issues and I in finding it very
    troublesome to tell the reality on the other hand I will definitely come back again.

  • May 26, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    I constantly spent my half an hour to read this web site’s articles
    or reviews everyday along with a cup of coffee.

  • June 7, 2017 at 12:12 pm

    What a data of un-ambiguity and preserveness of valuable familiarity about unpredicted

  • June 7, 2017 at 4:09 pm

    I know this if off topic but I’m looking into starting my own weblog
    and was wondering what all is required to get set up?
    I’m assuming having a blog like yours would cost a pretty penny?

    I’m not very web savvy so I’m not 100% certain. Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Appreciate it

  • June 7, 2017 at 4:23 pm

    When someone writes an piece of writing he/she maintains the idea of a user in his/her mind that how
    a user can know it. So that’s why this paragraph is
    perfect. Thanks!

  • June 7, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    What’s up, of course this article is actually fastidious and I have learned lot of things
    from it regarding blogging. thanks.

  • June 7, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Hey there just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let
    you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I’ve tried it in two different internet browsers and both show the same

  • June 7, 2017 at 9:02 pm

    Hmm is anyone else having problems with the pictures
    on this blog loading? I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any feed-back would be greatly appreciated.

  • June 7, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    After looking at a few of the blog articles on your website, I truly like your way of
    blogging. I book marked it to my bookmark site list and
    will be checking back soon. Please visit my website as well and
    tell me what you think.

  • June 7, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    My family members always say that I am wasting my time here
    at web, except I know I am getting experience daily by reading thes fastidious content.

  • June 8, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    This article is in fact a nice one it assists new the web visitors, who are wishing in favor of blogging.

  • June 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    I just could not leave your site before suggesting that I really loved the standard
    information an individual supply on your guests?
    Is gonna be again ceaselessly to check up on new

  • June 8, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Amazing things here. I am very satisfied to peer your post.
    Thanks a lot and I am taking a look forward to contact you.
    Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  • June 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Do you have a spam issue on this site; I also am a blogger, and I
    was wanting to know your situation; many of us have created some nice practices and we are looking to exchange strategies
    with other folks, please shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  • June 11, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    I am really impressed with your writing skills and also
    with the layout on your blog. Is this a paid theme or did you customize
    it yourself? Anyway keep up the excellent quality
    writing, it’s rare to see a nice blog like this one today.

  • June 14, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    What’s up, after reading this remarkable
    paragraph i am too cheerful to share my knowledge here with colleagues.

  • June 14, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    I’m not sure why but this blog is loading extremely
    slow for me. Is anyone else having this problem or is
    it a problem on my end? I’ll check back later on and see if
    the problem still exists.

  • June 15, 2017 at 1:31 am

    Post writing is also a fun, if you be acquainted with then you can write if not it is
    complex to write.

  • June 23, 2017 at 1:25 am

    fantastic points altogether, you simply gained a new reader.
    What might you recommend in regards to your publish that you just made a few days in the past?
    Any sure?

  • June 23, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I have fun with, cause I found exactly what I used to be looking for.
    You have ended my four day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a nice day.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.