The United Nations Development Programmes annual Human Development Report, released in June, treats human rights as essential for development and sees development as a means to realize human rights. With principles of accountability and social justice at the heart of human development, it concludes that major advances against poverty will be won only by confronting entrenched economic and political interests.
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