RESOURCES General Assembly resolution 66/290 Report of the Secretary-General on Human Security (A/64/701) The United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security - Brief
Mr. Achim Steiner became UNDP Administrator on 19 June 2017 and will serve for a term of four years. Mr. Steiner is also the Vice-Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Group, which unites 40 entities of the UN system that work to support sustainable development.
Dr. Akihiko Tanaka is President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS). Before assuming his current position, he had been Professor of International Politics at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Asia, The University of Tokyo, for many years.
Mr. Yukio Takasu has been appointed by the UN Secretary-General as Special Adviser on Human Security successively since 2010. Mr. Takasu leads the UN’s advocacy efforts on mainstreaming human security, including advancing the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Ms. Shuvai Busuman Nyoni is the Executive Director of the African Leadership Centre (ALC), Nairobi, Kenya, and a gender, peace and security practitioner and researcher. The ALC is a research and training initiative that seeks to contribute to Africa’s long term social and economic security and development terrain by training and mentoring the next generation of African leaders as well as through rigorous research and knowledge generation.
Ms. Michelle Gyles-McDonnough is the Director, Sustainable Development Unit, Executive Office of the Secretary-General at the United Nations, New York. Throughout her career, Ms. Gyles-McDonnough has practiced privately as a lawyer, and served as advisor to the Secretary-General of the Organization of American States.
Ms. Henrietta Fore became UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director on 1 January 2018. She has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a public service, private sector and non-profit leadership career that spans more than four decades.
UNTFHS 2017 Call for Proposals: The UNTFHS 2017 Call for Proposals was released with the deadline of 30 September 2017 (11:59 pm New York time) for the submission of concept notes to be considered.
High-Level Event on Human Security and its contribution to Agenda 2030: The HSU in partnership with member States is organising a high-level event on 7 July 2017
16 June 2017 Panama assumes Presidency of the Human Security Network: At a luncheon summoned by the Permanent Representative of Panama to the UN, H.E. Laura Flores, Panama assumed leadership of the Human Security Network from Slovenia. At the handover, Network members voiced their commitment to human security, its added value to the work of the United Nations and to collective efforts to ensure its visibility. For more information, read the press release.