Human development has many components: from satisfying basic human needs, such as shelter, health, food and water, to more complex ones, including education, equality, fair working conditions, and peace. It is important to recognize that all of these are interconnected. Children cannot learn if they are hungry or sick; there cannot be equality if women and minorities do not receive quality education; and lack of equality generates social unrest. Furthermore, given that human development has a direct impact on the planet as we cut down forests to make room for agriculture and pollute lakes and rivers with our industry, we need to think of how we can achieve human development while preserving the planet at the same time.
In this page you will find articles that discuss the interconnected societal system, including topics on poverty and economic development, social equality and inclusion, public health, migration, governance and diplomacy.