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In Ufa, hearings on a draft Human Development Report (HDR) for Bashkortostan Republic took place on 14 May 2008

The Public Hearing on a draft Human Development Report (HDR) in Bashkortostan Republic took place in Ufa on 14 May, 2008. The event was organized by the Academy of Sciences in Bashkortostan Republic, Centre for Social and Political Research in the Republic and UNDP in the Russian Federation.

Representatives of Bashkortostan ministries, State Assembly – Kurultai, experts and business communities as well as mass media, including Bashkortostan TV, gathered at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations in Bashkortostan for the hearings to discuss key issues related to human development and prospects of achieving MDGs achieving in the region.

Mr. A. Shammazov, President of the Academy of Sciences in Bashkortostan Republic opened the seminar. The HDR authors, during their presentations, outlined main challenges and achievements in the sphere of human development, which had been covered in the Report. They highlighted key challenges which Bashkortostan faces today. The HD experts, national consultants from Moscow State University, provided comments to the draft Report, and emphasized the peculiarities of socio-economic and human development in Bashkortostan Republic. The presentations were accompanied by lively discussions.

Comments and proposals of the speakers will be incorporated into the Human Development Report in Bashkortostan Republic, which will be launched in the autumn of 2008.

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