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Workshop Makes Recommendations for Next Inclusive Wealth Report

unep-unesco-unu30 April 2013: The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the UN University (UNU) and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) held a workshop aimed at promoting the Inclusive Wealth Report (IWR), which was presented during the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) in June 2012. 

The workshop took place on 29-30 April 2013, at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France, and brought together government officials and scientists, as well as representatives of development banks, regional organizations and other UN agencies. The IWR puts forward a new index, the Inclusive Wealth Index, that measures the economic and social progress of countries.

The first IWR assesses 20 countries including high, middle and low-income economies from all continents over a period of 19 years (1990-2008) with a focus on natural capital. The workshop recommended that the next IWR, to be presented in 2014, focus on human capital and health, in addition to the need for it to conduct further work on natural capital.  [UNESCO Press Release] [Workshop Website] [Inclusive Wealth Report] [IISD RS Story on the Inclusive Wealth Index] [IISD RS Sources]