Building on its contribution to achieve the SDGs

Governments of Japan, Norway, South Africa and Thailand 

in cooperation with the HSU and UNDP 

New York, USA • 28 February 2019 • 13:15-14:45

About The Event

2019 is momentous year for human security. It marks 25 years since the concept was introduced to the UN through the 1994 UNDP Human Development Report. It also marks the 20th anniversary of the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), which has been instrumental in moving the concept to an operational framework. The High-Level Event provided an important opportunity to reflect on the contributions human security has made to the work of the Organization and to chart its future as a critical framework for strengthening the UN system response to complex and interconnected challenges through a people-centered perspective.

Event Information




[Deputy Secretary-General]

[Foreign Minister of Japan]

[Master of Ceremonies]

[UNDP Administrator]

[HSU Chief]


International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) “Officials Stress Relevance of human Security in SDG Era (by Dr. Nathalie Risse)” (Published on 5 March 2019)

The Japan Times “‘Human Security’ in focus at U.N. symposium cosponsored by Japan (by Seana K. Magee (Kyodo)” (Published on 5 March 2019)