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27 Oct 2017 - Security Council debate on 'women, peace and security': The Human Security Network represented by Ambassador Laura Flores, Permanent Representative of Panama, highlighted the importance of economic, political and social empowerment of women to reduce their vulnerability and enhance their ability to protect themselves and exercise their rights.

18-20 Oct 2017 - 7th Istanbul Human Security Conference: A collaboration between Coventry University, Kadir Has University and the HSU, this year's IHSC explored the added value of human security in the context of today's complex crises. Read the statement by the Chief of the HSU.

16 Oct 2017: A UNDP Human Development Report Office article highlights the value of the human security approach in the context of natural disasters 

1-4 Aug 2017 - Course on Applying Human Security towards Agenda 2030: The  first course was held at the UNSSC campus in Turin and brough together a diverse group of UN staff and government representatives to explore the value of human security towards policy planning and programming towards Agenda 2030. The next course will be 27 Feb - 2 March 2018. For more information, watch this video and read this announcement.


About the Trust Fund

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.


About Human Security

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.