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01.10.2009. Announcement! Presentation of 2009 Human Development Report will take place in Moscow

2009 Human Development Report:

Overcoming Barriers: Human mobility and development



When: Monday, 5 October 2009, 3.00 p.m.



Where: Moscow, new premises of the Economic Faculty of Lomonosov Moscow State University at Leninskiye Gory, MSU, 1, Khohlova str., bldg. 46.

(see the map www.econ-msu.ru/cd/1072/)



Participants: Ms. Kori Udovicki, UNDP Regional Director for Europe and the CIS and UN Assistant Secretary-General, representatives of the Government of the RF, executive agencies, foreign embassies in Moscow, international and non-governmental organizations, academia.



The Report is under strict embargo until October 5th at 03:00 GMT when worldwide simultaneous launches will take place.



Kindly confirm your participation by tel.: 787 2198, 787 2159, 7874947 or email: oksana.yermakova@undp.org by 4 PM, October 2.



For more information or media inquiries, please contact Snizhana Kolomiiets +7 916 1079416, 7874947, snizhana.kolomiiets@undp.org or Ms. Carolina Azevedo, New York +1 212 906 6127, carolina.azevedo@undp.org



We live in a highly mobile world, where migration is not only inevitable but also an important dimension of human development. Nearly one billion or one out of seven people are migrants. The 2009 Human Development Report demonstrates that migration can improve the lives of millions of people: the ones who move, those in destination communities and others that remain at home.



The findings in this Report cast new light on some common misconceptions on migration, proposing a series of migration policies that can allow migration both within and between countries to increase peoples freedom and improve the lives of millions around the world.



This years Report is of particular importance for Russia as Russia remains the main accepting country in the CIS. The Report looks at main routes, reasons and consequences of migration, the influence of migrants on the social and economic development of the countries accepting migrants and countries of origin. Particular attention in the Report is given to the analysis of existing barriers for human mobility and the influence of migration on the development of national economies. The Report offers recommendations on strategy development and building of institutions dealing with displacement, migration and promoting migrants rights.



About the HDR: Since 1990, the Human Development Reports have been helping frame debates on some of the most pressing challenges facing humanity, from climate change to human rights. It is an independent report commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Jeni Klugman is the lead author of the 2009 report. http://hdr.undp.org

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