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  Report by Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh, Human Development Report Office, UNDP
The challenge for the region is to regain the relatively high human development indicators, overcome the newly emerging poverty and unemployment, and increase the capacity of institutions, including civil society, to maintain social cohesion and provide human security.
Kalman Mizsei, recalled the definition of Human Security from the Human Development Report of 1994, which argued that people should be able to exercise choices safely and freely, while being fairly confident that the opportunities acquired today will not be taken away from them tomorrow.
Human security is a relevant approach to the unfinished dual agenda in Central Asia: Transition to a democratic political system and to an efficient and fair market economy, without further impoverishment of people or depriving them of equality and access to quality education, healthcare and participation in political processes.
www.humansecurity-chs.org /activities/outreach/ashgabat_report.html   (4264 words)

 Human Security, Human Rights, and Human Development" at Harvard Kennedy School
Sabina Alkire presented a working definition of human security as written in her draft paper, "Conceptual Framework for the Commission on Human Security." She concluded by elaborating on possible linkages between human security, human rights, and human development - the central focus of this seminar.
Human security, a relatively new concept, has not yet developed the degree of independent priority that has been achieved by human rights.
One approach to promoting human security is to encourage the incorporation of human security elements into the related fields of human rights, human development, and national security.
www.humansecurity-chs.org /activities/outreach/0206harvard.html   (926 words)

 Human Development
Studies in Human Development may draw upon many different disciplines of the natural, social and behavioral sciences in an effort to understand human experience and behavior.
Human Development uses the scientific method as its basic model of learning and knowing.
Thus, students are expected to develop competencies in the following areas: asking and researching questions; observing and analyzing behavior; recording and interpreting data and observations; and examining and communicating ideas.
www.esc.edu /HumanDevGuide   (263 words)

 human development
Study of human adaptation, biocultural basis of human health and dis ease, ethnomedicine, rise biomedicine and current cri tiques, political economy of health, effects of industrial ization and economic development, patients and healer in the context of culture, crosscultural studies of stress and of AIDS.
Development of social programs out of certain social problem constructions (definitions); relationships to that identified as the cause of the problem; development of criteria used in evaluating programs; recommendations for change based on these evaluations.
Developing individual's own philosophy of humanism in organizations; building theory about humanity and inhumanity in organizations; defining an organizational problem and analyzing problem visàvis individual philosophy of humanism; strategizing about realistic ways to approach the problem within the organization.
www.binghamton.edu /bulletin/1997-98/sehd-hd.html   (9283 words)

 HDR -
The human right dimension of water and sanitation was the main point made by Kevin Watkins, lead author of the Report, in his Op-Ed published by the International Herald Tribune.
The Tenth National Human Development explores the Bulgaria’s preparedness as a future EU Member State to benefit from the EU Structural Funds and achieve higher levels of human development.
The Report includes discussions on economic growth phenomena and human development in Moldova during 2000-2005 and analysis of links between the economic growth and human development.
hdr.undp.org   (628 words)

 Connecticut College - Human Development Department
Today lifespan development is focused on the methodologies of longitudinal study which serve investigators in a wide range of disciplines in the social and natural sciences.
This area of human development is growing rapidly in response to the advent of new technologies in data processing.
As human development evolved, the biological, cognitive and social dimensions of development remain focal, but development is always understood within the context of such variables as an individual's cohort and culture.
www.conncoll.edu /academics/departments/humandev/theoretical.html   (455 words)

 The Committee on Human Development
The Committee on Human Development is a leading center for training in psychological anthropology, cultural psychology, the study of culture and mental health, and the cross-cultural study of human development.
In the area of behavioral and reproductive endocrinology, research conducted with rodents and humans investigates the social and behavioral control of fertility and reproduction and the role of hormone-behavior interactions in development throughout the life span.
In the area of comparative development, we use nonhuman primate models of parenting and development to investigate social, emotional, and endocrine aspects of mother-infant attachment and infant development, with particular emphasis on interindividual variability both within and outside the normal range.
catalogs.uchicago.edu /divisions/humdev.html   (1954 words)

 The Hotchkiss School - Academics - Departments - Human Development
The Human Development Program exists to provide Hotchkiss students with a common foundation of knowledge about their own personal development, their choices, and their health and well-being.
In this process, the T.A.s are challenged to increase their own knowledge base on Human Development subjects and to form their own positions that will help lead their students by example.
To develop the ability to work in a team (partnership) using the knowledge of group dynamics and teaching strategies to collaboratively address classroom effectiveness.
www.hotchkiss.org /Academics/Depa_HumanDevel.asp   (223 words)

 Human Development
Human Development is the study of the human life span from conception to death.
Consistent with the interdisciplinary focus of Green Bay Idea of an educated person, Human Development is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts program in that it examines the contributions of psychologists, biologists, anthropologists, and sociologists to our understanding of the life cycle.
Human Development is a suitable major for students who plan any type of career that involves working with people and helping to solve human problems.
www.uwgb.edu /humdev   (207 words)

 Human Development Index - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living for countries worldwide.
It is used to determine and indicate whether a country is a developed, developing, or underdeveloped country and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life.
The index was developed in 1990 by Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq and has been used since 1993 by the United Nations Development Programme in its annual Human Development Report.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Human_Development_Index   (746 words)

 Human Development Index - Top 30 Countries with high human development
Human development is about much more than the rise or fall of national incomes.
Development is thus about expanding the choices people have to lead lives that they value.
The most basic capabilities for human development are to lead long and healthy lives, to be knowledgeable, to have access to the resources needed for a decent standard of living and to be able to participate in the life of the community.
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/human_development.htm   (469 words)

 UNSW Embryology
An easy introduction is also given by the week by week timeline of human development or K12 notes for young students.
Human genes are 2.85 billion nucleotides of DNA, but so also is a chimpanzee, and all this DNA encodes only about 20,000-25,000 protein-coding genes.
In development, I am not that different from a mouse or a fly and many of the signals that regulate development are used time and time again.
embryology.med.unsw.edu.au   (881 words)

 [Regents Prep Living Environment] Reproduction & Development: Development
The early embryo is migrates down the fallopian tube and completes most of its development in the wall of the uterus.
An example of this is that the outer cell layer of the developing gastrula will develop into the skin and nervous system of a mature human organisms.
Development is a highly regulated process After this small cluster of cells called the gastrula forms in humans, tissues begin to form.
regentsprep.org /Regents/biology/units/reproduction/development.cfm   (573 words)

 Developmental Anatomy - Human Developmental Anatomy Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The first eight weeks of human development are called the embryological period.
An age is a measurement of time where as stage of development is an assessment of the level physical development of the embryo.
The 23 Carnegie Stages of Development used to describe embryonic development were identified by Dr. George Streeter.
nmhm.washingtondc.museum /collections/hdac/anatomy.htm   (283 words)

 Integrating human rights with sustainable human development-A UNDP Policy document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Development is unsustainable where the rule of law and equity do not exist; where ethnic, religious or sexual discrimination are rampant; where there are restrictions on free speech, free association and the media; or where large numbers of people live in abject and degrading poverty.
Sustainable human development and human rights will be undone in a repressive environment where threat or disease prevails, and both are better able to promote human choices in a peaceful and pluralistic society.
Development can play a preventive role by addressing the social, economic, cultural and political causes of armed conflicts, which are often manifested by human rights denials and violations.
magnet.undp.org /Docs/policy5.html   (9710 words)

 CLEP: Human Growth and Development
The Human Growth and Development examination (Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence, Adulthood, and Aging) covers material that is generally taught in a one-semester introductory course in developmental psychology or human development.
An understanding of the major theories and research related to the broad categories of physical, cognitive, and social development is required, as is the ability to apply this knowledge.
Most textbooks used in college-level human growth and development courses cover the topics in the outline given earlier, but the approaches to certain topics and the emphasis given to them may differ.
www.collegeboard.com /student/testing/clep/ex_hgd.html   (385 words)

 Human Development Program
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with basic mechanisms of brain and behavioral development from embryology through aging.
This laboratory course in human development is designed around a variety of intensive experimental projects.
Human Development Honors allows eligible undergraduates to explore advanced isues in the field through an honors thesis, on a topic of their choice, and under faculty supervision.
www.hdp.ucsd.edu /courses.shtml   (812 words)

 Human Development: Touching Lives Script
Human Services Major during her field placement at ADS: "Hi, I am working at the adult day center at Virginia Tech for my field study, and I’ve had a wonderful opportunity to work with these adults and use the skills and abilities I’ve learned in my classes in real life situations.
Human development students are actively involved in this applied research program, which is unique because it’s the only shared site intergenerational program at a university in the country." audio
Human Services Major during her field placement:: "Human Services Major during her field placement: What I like most about the human services major is the practical work experience that I get.
www.humandevelopment.vt.edu /graphics/documents/script.html   (2420 words)

 Human Development
The Child Development Center for Learning and Research is seeking a Grant and Proposal Development Writer located in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Human Development is seeking an academic year, tenure-track assistant professor in the Center for Gerontology (50%) and the Department of Human Development (50%) located in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Human Development is seeking an academic year, tenure-track assistant professor in marriage and family therapy located in Falls Church, Virginia.
www.humandevelopment.vt.edu   (87 words)

 CSUEB Department of Human Development - Home Page
Human Development is an interdisciplinary program dedicated to advancing student learning both in theory and through practical application.
The curriculum equips students with basic understanding of major research findings and core concepts in human development, the ability to analyze and evaluate theoretical and practical issues in the field, and the skills to apply their learning to diverse communities outside the university.
Past Human Development graduates typically entered M.A. degree programs in appropriate disciplines, professional or management careers in human services, human resources, education, social work/services, counseling, and government/non-profit/private organizations or corporations.
class.csueastbay.edu /humandev   (312 words)

 Declaration on the Right to Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Recognizing that development is a comprehensive economic, social, cultural and political process, which aims at the constant improvement of the well-being of the entire population and of all individuals on the basis of their active, free and meaningful participation in development and in the fair distribution of benefits resulting therefrom,
The right to development is an inalienable human right by virtue of which every human person and all peoples are entitled to participate in, contribute to, and enjoy economic, social, cultural and political development, in which all human rights and fundamental freedoms can be fully realized.
States have the right and the duty to formulate appropriate national development policies that aim at the constant improvement of the well-being of the entire population and of all individuals, on the basis of their active, free and meaningful participation in development and in the fair distribution of the benefits resulting therefrom.
www.unhchr.ch /html/menu3/b/74.htm   (986 words)

 Human Development   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Although the human embryo is not accessible to experimentation, a great deal of information about human development has been obtained by investigators, and considerable information about human development is available on-line.
An on-line tutorial of the first four weeks of human development, produced at The University of California, San Francisco, will be our next stop.
Finally, there is a self-testing exercise to evaluate your understanding of early human development.
www.ucalgary.ca /~browder/humans.html   (469 words)

 The Human Development Capability Association
The Human Development and Capability Association (HDCA) shall promote high quality research in the interconnected areas of human development and capability.
It shall be concerned with research in these areas across a broad range of topics where the human development and capability approaches have made and can make significant contributions, including the quality of life, poverty, justice, gender, development and environment inter alia.
While primarily an academic body, the Association shall bring together those primarily involved in academic work with practitioners who are involved in, or interested in, the application of research from the fields of human development and capability to the problems they face.
www.hd-ca.org /about.php?page_builder=hdca   (191 words)

 Taylor & Francis Journals: Welcome
The Editors believe that development is more than about economic growth.
Development policies cut across economic, social and political issues.
Human development is becoming a 'school of thought' for alternative economic approaches, and the journal will act as a conduit for members and critics of this school.
www.tandf.co.uk /journals/titles/14649888.asp   (201 words)

 Santa Ana College: Degrees and Certificates
Recommended electives: Human Development 070, 098, 102, 108A, 109, 111A, 111B, 198, 210, 214, 215, 216, 224, 225, 226, 229, 231, 250, 299; Psychology 100 or 100H.
Students are offered knowledge about the development of the school age child and adult which they are helped to integrate with skills to aid the learner.
Students may develop skills, enrich skills to work more effectively in current roles, or may move into a curriculum in a four-year institution leading to a baccalaureate in child development, liberal studies, chicano studies, or other majors that precede the work toward a California teaching credential.
www.sac.edu /degrees/sac/Human_Development.htm   (746 words)

 Major World Bank Programs
It is the combination of good economics and the reduction of human suffering that makes investments in human development a powerful weapon in the fight against poverty.
Partnerships are especially important to increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of human development programs, and increased efforts were made in fiscal 1997 to improve partnerships with other organizations and to share knowledge and experience.
Established in fiscal 1997, the Human Development Network was the first network in the Bank's new structure.
www.worldbank.org /html/extpb/annrep97/human.htm   (2189 words)

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