Asia & The Pacific
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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Drawing on case studies form projects funded by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), the booklet provides a more in-depth analysis on the application of the human security approach and its added value to the work of the United Nations. Following an introduction on the work of the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) and the key principles of the human security approach, the booklet highlights the added value of applying the approach in the areas of climate change, peacebuilding, migration, urban violence, poverty reduction, and health.