Yesterday, Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the first woman Prime Minister of Norway and currently Deputy Chair of The Elders, received UNDP’s Mahbub ul Haq Award for her for outstanding contribution to #HumanDevelopment.
New York, 25 September 2014 – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) presented the Mahbub ul Haq Award for Human Development to Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the first woman Prime Minister of Norway and currently Deputy Chair of The Elders, at a ceremony in New York today. The award is given to an eminent personality who has demonstrated outstanding commitment and contributions to furthering the cause of human development world-wide.
UNDP Administrator Helen Clark and the Director of the Human Development Report Office, Selim Jahan, presented the award to Dr. Brundtland. Following the award ceremony, Dr. Bruntland delivered the Mahbub Ul Haq Lecture on human development.
The Mahbub ul Haq Award was instituted in 2002 to commemorate the intellectual leadership of the late Dr. Mahbub ul Haq, in articulating the notion of human development, conceptualized by Professor Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate in Economics.