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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.


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Human Security Unit Strategic Plan 2014-2017

The Human Security Unit (HSU) is pleased to announce the release of its Strategic Plan for the period 2014 to 2017. Twenty years since the term human security was first introduced to the United Nations system, the added value of the human security approach is increasingly recognized by Governments, both at the national and local levels, as well as by regional organizations, civil society groups and the United Nations system. Drawing on the wealth of experiences and lessons learned over the past two decades, the goals and objectives set out in this Strategic Plan point the way forward for mainstreaming human security in the activities of the United Nations and extending its global awareness over next four years. 

Issue 11 - Summer 2014

Issue 10 - Winter 2013/2014

Issue 9 - Spring 2013

Issue 8 - Fall 2012 

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.