human security

“Improvements are astonishing” in “very poor” region of Tajikistan

“Astonishing” improvements came about when five UN agencies joined forces in an integrated manner to help transform one impoverished valley in the Central Asian country of Tajikistan.

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UN event highlights integrated, ‘human security’ approach to meeting threats

Recognizing that today’s interlinked, complex challenges to well-being – from civil conflicts to climate change, financial crises and health pandemics – must be met in tandem, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other leaders met today to consider practical ways to advance an integrated ‘human security’ framework for that purpose.

UN chief welcomes General Assembly’s adoption of resolution on human security

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the General Assembly’s adoption of a resolution on human security, describing it as “both timely and significant,” and marking “an important milestone in a common understanding of human security at the United Nations.”

As world faces interconnected threats, General Assembly focuses on human security

The interconnected risks that the modern world faces, from conflicts and natural disasters to deep poverty and disease, means a much broader definition of security is needed to ensure that individuals can live their lives with dignity and autonomy, the General Assembly heard today.

Today’s global crises highlight need to promote human security – Ban

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has emphasized the need to promote the concept of human security, noting that the challenges facing the world today threaten the lives of millions and undermine development efforts.

Secretary-General urges expanded understanding of human security

The protection and empowerment of people worldwide must form the basis of government actions, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today as he called on Member States to accept a broadened understanding of the concept of human security.