Ambassador H.E. Cheryl Bazard Attends Launch of UNDP Human Development Report

Embassy of The Bahamas, Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
24 April 2024

Press Release

On the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, a launch event was held in Brussels for the UNDP’s Human Development Report 2023/2024, focusing on the necessity of reimagining cooperation in a polarized world.

Today, on the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, representatives gathered at the UN House in Brussels for the launch of the UNDP’s Human Development Report 2023/2024 titled “Breaking the gridlock – Reimagining cooperation in a polarized world.”

Director and lead author Pedro Conceição elaborated on the report’s contents, joined by Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, and Caroline Gennez, Belgium’s Minister of Development Cooperation and Major City. Ambassadors Gilbêrt van Lierop of Suriname and Berta Cossa of Mozambique also contributed insights. The report poses a fundamental question: “Why, despite all our riches and technologies, are we so stuck?”

As discussions unfolded, emphasis was placed on redefining cooperation mechanisms to address the challenges of a polarized global landscape, highlighting the urgent need for collaborative action to foster peace and sustainable development worldwide.

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