Policy Brief on HS and El Nino: The HSU and FAO released a newpolicy briefon applying human security to develop a new response framework for recurring and extreme weather events.
UNTFHS Call for Proposals: The UNTFHS Call for Proposals was released with the deadline of 30 September 2016 (11:59 pm New York time).
19 July: A high-level event featuring the H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General and H.E. Ms. Mary Robinson, Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for El Niño and Climate, was held in New York as a part of the UNTFHS-funded programme “Advocacy and Awareness-Raising on addressing the impact of El Nino and Climate Change through a Human Security Approach.”
The UNTFHS finances projects that translate the human security approach into practical actions and provide concrete and sustainable benefits to vulnerable people and communities threatened in their survival, livelihood and dignity.
Human security is in response to widespread and cross-cutting threats. These threats can spread rapidly within and across nations and give rise to more intractable crises that seriously challenge both Governments and people. At the same time, human security underscores the universality and interdependence of a set of freedoms that are fundamental to human life.