The Advisory Board on Human Security (ABHS) was established to carry forward the recommendations of the Commission on Human Security (CHS) and to advise the UN Secretary-General on:
The ABHS is an independent body composed of thirteen distinguished international experts known for their breadth of knowledge and deep commitment to human security. Current members of the ABHS are:
The evolution of threats, especially during the last decade, has considerably altered our understanding of insecurities. Since the end of the Cold War, we have witnessed the lives of millions of people being threatened not only by international war and internal conflicts but also by chronic and persistent poverty, climate-related disasters, organised crime, human trafficking, health pandemics, and sudden economic and financial downturns.
The Human Security Unit (HSU) was established in May 2004 in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The goals of the HSU are to: