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About the Human Security Unit


The Human Security Unit (HSU) was established in May 2004 in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The goals of the HSU are to:

Underscore the importance of human security for all
The HSU manages the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) as well as supports ongoing discussions within the UN General Assembly on human security.
Respond to different situations of human insecurity 
Through the UNTFHS, the HSU helps to translate the human security approach into concrete activities to improve the lives and livelihoods of people faced with complex and multidimensional situations of human insecurity. 
Develop practical tools
The HSU develops frameworks and tools for applying the human security approach in programmes and projects. These practical tools provide step-by-step guidance on the application of human security in UN programmes and projects.
Disseminate lessons learned and foster collaboration 
The HSU works with academic institutions, regional intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental and community-based organizations, as well as foundations to foster tangible and innovative initiatives for advancing human security.

Contact Us

Human Security Unit
United Nations
866 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017

Fax: 1-917-367-2332