World Chronicle 906: Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, UNDP

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25-Aug-2003 00:28:05
Michael Littlejohns interviews Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, Director and Author of the Human Development Report for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), for World Chronicle program 906.

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"HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?"

This year's Human Development Report - the annual survey sponsored by UNDP - shows that more than 50 nations grew poorer in the last decade. But not all the news is bleak; Sri Lankans, despite the odds, can now expect to live much longer than ten years ago; and in parts of India and China extreme poverty has become a thing of the past. Is progress only achieved in those areas of the world where major industrialized powers have a strategic interest? Can world poverty ever be ended? Can trade, debt relief, and technology transfer significantly affect the future of the majority of the earth's inhabitants? In this edition of World Chronicle, these and other questions are explored with the help of UNDP's Sakiko Fukuda-Parr, the lead author of the survey.
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Ivan Stoynov, Director
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Michele Zaccheo, Executive Producer; Michael Littlejohns, Moderator; Joe Salter/Doug Wood, Music; Mechthild Schmidt, Graphics; James DeStefan, Technical Director; Aubrey Smith, Lights; Jim Fasino, Mike Messina, Gary Roth, Camera; Charles Rini, Brian Osborn, Cheryl Taylor, Videotape; David Ganz, Video; Victor Tom, Audio; Damien Corrigan, CG; Saliha Bouima, Production Assistant; Guillermo Ortiz, Floor Manager; Angela Zubrzycki, Assistant Director
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