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Follow-up to paragraph 143 on human security of the 2005 World Summit Outcome, 10 September 2012 (A/RES/66/290)



The Commission on Human Security was established in January 2001 in response to the UN Secretary-General’s call at the 2000 Millennium Summit for a world “free of want” and “free of fear.” On 1 May 2003, Co-Chairs of the Commission on Human Security, Sadako Ogata and Amartya Sen, presented the Commission’s Final Report, Human Security Now, to the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan.


Access the report in English and in Arabic here

Human Security: A New Responce to Complex Threats

This five minute video provides a concise and engaging overview of the human security concept and its application through the UNTFHS. The human security approach is presented through a simple animation which highlights its added value in responding to today’s complex and interrelated threats through an approach which addresses the full range of threats faced by communities at risk. Footage from a UNTFHS-funded project in Northern Uganda shows the human security approach in action; from the positive impact across numerous aspects of community life to the improved coordination between UN agencies. 

Issue 10 - Winter 2013/2014

Issue 9 - Spring 2013

Issue 8 - Fall 2012 

Issue 7 - Summer 2010

Acharya, Amitav, Subrat K. Singhdeo and M. Rajaretnam (Eds.), Human Security: From Concept to Practice, Case Studies from Notheast India and Orissa, Singapore: World Scientific Series on Human Security – Vol. 1, 2011

Human Security in Theory and Practice: Application of the Human Security Approach and the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security

Prepared as a guide for practitioners who wish to integrate the added value of the human security approach into their work, this handbook provides an overview of the human security approach and its operational impact. Useful tools for applying the human security approach, including a step-by step strategy for developing, implementing and evaluating human security programmes and projects are provided. Two detailed case studies, one in post-conflict situations and another related to food insecure scenarios demonstrate the application of the human security tools.