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Human Security Activities in 2012

 
12 December: The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) has released its 2013 Call for Proposals. For tools on how to design human security projects and the UNTFHS Guidelines, please visit the UNTFHS page.
 
12 December: The new Human Security Brochure produced by the Human Security Unit (HSU) is now available in Arabic, French and Spanish as well as English. The brochure provides a brief overview of the human security approach and its application; the trajectory of discussions on human security in the UN General Assembly; the entities within the UN Secretariat responsible for the advancement of human security; and the UNTFHS and its added value.

 

11-21 December 2012: An on-line Human Security Training Course has been developed by UNDP Costa Rica and the Inter-American Institute of Human Rights as a component of the UNTFHS funded project 'Promoting and developing the concept of human security in Latin America'. This on-line self-learning course provides practical tools to develop public policies and projects from the perspective of human security. It aims to provide Governments, international agencies and civil society organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean with methodological tools for the implementation of the human security approach in addressing various threats to the survival, livelihood and dignity of people. The course will be taught in Spanish and further information and registration details can be found at the UNDP Virtual School.

 

7 December 2012: The Civil Society Network for Human Security issued the latest edition of its newsletter. The newsletter provides an update on the network’s recent activities as well as some useful human security related resources. You can also follow the Network on Twitter and tweet relevant information @NetworkforHS .
 
4 December 2012: The UNTFHS-funded joint programme in Uzbekistan entitled 'Sustaining livelihoods affected by the Aral Sea disaster' released the fall edition of its electronic newsletter. The newsletter provides updates of the project's activities towards improving the economic, food, health and environmental security of poor rural communities in the Karakalpakstan region affected by the multiple impacts of the Aral Sea disaster. This edition of the newsletter, as well as photos, a promotional brochure and a summary of the project, among others, can be found on the Uzbekistan country page.
 
8-9 November 2012: Twelfth Meeting of the Advisory Board on Human Security took place in New York
 
5 November 2012: The UN Human Security Unit launched a new brochure entitled 'Human Security at the United Nations'. The brochure provides a brief overview of the human security approach and its application; the trajectory of discussions on human security in the UN General Assembly; the entities within the UN Secretariat responsible for the advancement of human security; and the UNTFHS and its added value.
 
5 November 2012: The Human Security Unit released the 8th issue of its newsletter entitled 'Human Security at the United Nations'. This issue focuses on the relationship between health and human security, highlighting recent work by PAHO/WHO and the UNTFHS in this area. In addition, this issue provides an update on some key achievements in advancing the human security concept within the United Nations over the past 12 months.
 
9 October 2012: The UN agencies in Serbia successfully launched the UNTFHS funded project in Novi Pazar entitled "Improving Human Security for Vulnerable Communities in Southwest Serbia". Implemented by UNDP, UNFPA, UNOPS, and WHO, the project aims to improve the human security of refugee, IDP, migrant and other vulnerable individuals and communities in southwest Serbia, freeing them from want and need that is associated with political, social and economic exclusion. The project was launched with a with a round-table on human security attended by more than 40 guests, from municipal to government to civil society representatives, and more than 10 national and local, print and television media outlets. After the dialogue, all speakers and representatives joined the children of the primary school “Aleksandar Stojanovic-Leso”, and enjoyed a performance by the theatre group Illusion, which creatively engaged the children on the topic of security, courage and multiculturalism.
 
11 September 2012: The Secretary-General issued a statement on the adoption of General Assembly resolution 66/290.
 
10 September 2012: Member States gathered at the General Assembly and adopted resolution 66/290 on human security. 
 
6 September 2012: PAHO/WHO and the Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) co-hosted a Symposium on Health and Human Security in the Americas in Lima, Peru. This symposium served to disseminate the concept of human security and to analyze the experiences of existing health and human security interventions identified throughout the Americas and beyond. Ms. Mehrnaz Mostafavi, Officer-in-Charge of the UN Human Security Unit, gave a presentation on the Secretary General’s report on human security (A/66/763).
 
4 June 2012: Member States met at the General Assembly for a plenary debate on the report of the Secretary-General (A/66/763) “Follow-up to General Assembly resolution 64/291 on human security".
 
8 May 2012: The Conflict Prevention & Resolution Forum, organized by Search for Common Ground and 3P Human Security in Washington D.C., was dedicated to the topic of ‘Human Security in Practice’. Panelists described how the United Nations, the U.S. Government, and civil society organizations are operationalizing human security in diverse contexts, and discussed different approaches and common understandings on the application of human security. Mr. Yukio Takasu, Special Adviser to the UN Secretary-General on Human Security, joined a panel of distinguished speakers including Mary Kaldor, Director, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the London School of Economics; Sean McFate, Assistant Professor, Department of International Security Studies at the National Defense University; and William Tsuma, Program Manager, Preventive Action and Human Security at Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC). In the afternoon, a roundtable discussion hosted by the Connect U.S. and moderated by 3P Human Security, brought together stakeholders working in the US Government, United Nations, European Union, World Bank and civil society organizations to share views on the application of the concepts of human security, civilian security, civilian protection, and related terms with a view towards identifying shared principles and clarifying usages in diverse contexts.
 
7 May 2012: Briefing on the report of the Secretary-General (A/66/763) “Follow-up to General Assembly resolution 64/291 on human security" organized by the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General on Human Security, Mr. Yukio Takasu, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the Economic and Social Council Chamber (NLB). For a copy of Mr. Takasu's presentation on the report, please click here.
 
5 April 2010: Release of the report of the Secretary-General (A/66/763) “Follow-up to General Assembly resolution 64/291 on human security".

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