Danielle Sandi Pinheiro
Saulo Casali Bahia
Human Security addresses all the critical issues confronting the world today, including peace, human rights, inequality, health, food, education, jobs, safe communities and personal safety, energy, pollution, biodiversity and, of course, climate change. It’s a flag that supports all 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals which 193 countries have already approved and rallied around. But it speaks of these things in a personal language which everyone can identify with. It’s a message that can rally widespread support for the commitments already made by national governments, UN agencies, communities, corporations, NGOs, religious groups and others to make the world a better, safer place for everyone.
Security can no longer be solely concerned with national or military security. It must encompass all aspects of human wellbeing – health, food, employment, living standards, education, public confidence and social tolerance.
Human Security is a broad conceptual approach applicable to all areas of development policy. Such an integrated approach can accelerate positive action to address threats such as pandemics and climate change, to coordinate and accelerate the implementation of the SDGs, and to enhance multilateral cooperation.
Human Security is all about placing humans at the center of development. It is a unifying theme and force that serves as a core frame of reference to enhance the effectiveness of a wide range of high priority social objectives. Human Security must be established as a universal benchmark for effective development strategies in future. Read more
The “Campaign on Human Security for All“ is an initiative of the UN Trust Fund for Human Security and the World Academy of Art and Science in support of the United Nations’ commitment to Human Security.
The organizers of the II Latin-American WAAS Meeting decided to dedicate the panels for the theme of Human Security, highlighting the problems related to democracy and the economy in the present and the coming years.
The conferences will be held in English, Portuguese or Spanish. The sessions will be conducted on-line. The link to access will be sent two days in advance.