Delivering Human Security through multi-level governance

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This paper aims at furthering the debate on human security. It considers the incorporation of the concept into policy frameworks and suggests concrete tools to operationalise human security on the ground. The paper emphasises the role and responsibilities of governance actors at all levels - from the local to the global - in ensuring individuals’ freedom from fear and freedom from want, the two central planks of human security.

We are at a turning point for MDGs

This short article from the UN/UNDP Director in Brussels, Mr. Antonio Vigilante, was published in May 2010 in Europe’s World "Summer 2010" issue. In this article, Mr. Vigilante calls for a major effort and the leadership of the EU to reverse the ill-effects of the global economic crisis for the world’s poor and to reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. In the lead up to the September 2010 MDG review, he calls European donors to fulfill the aid commitments they pledged, improve coordination and division of labor among themselves, and improve policy coherence for development.

We are at a turning point for MDGs

Getting culture right for human development, in Haiti as well

In this short article published in the Courrier UNESCO in May 2010, the UN/UNDP Director in Brussels, Mr. Antonio Vigilante, highlights the important contribution that the Haitian culture and people’s creativity can make to Haiti’s long-term reconstruction and development.

Getting culture right for human development, in Haiti as well

The regional dimension of Human security. Lessons from the EU and other regional organizations

The brief considers recent initiatives in the EU, AU, ASEAN, and PIF to address human security in the context of climate change, the global financial crisis, the H1N1 epidemic, conflict, poverty, and international migration.

The regional dimension of Human security. Lessons from the EU and other regional organizations

Let's bail out humans too

This Garnet Policy brief (number 9) published in October 2009 was jointly authored by staff from the UNDP Brussels Office and the United Nations University – Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS). The brief analyzes the role that the EU and other major regional organizations, such as the African Union (AU), the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), and the Pacific Island Forum (PIF), have made to address human security. The paper emphasizes the EU’s strong role in promoting human security, especially in its external action, by establishing requirements for entry into the Union for candidate countries, and within the European territory through the process of regional integration. The brief also assesses and considers recent initiative from the AU, ASEAN and PIF to enhance human security in the context of climate change, the global financial crisis, the H1N1 epidemic, conflict, poverty, and international migration.

Let's bail out humans too