Delivering Human Security through multi-level governanceThis 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 MDGsThis 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.
Getting culture right for human development, in Haiti as wellIn 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.
The regional dimension of Human security. Lessons from the EU and other regional organizationsThe 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.