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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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.