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Framework for Cooperation for a system-wide application of Human Security

Developed by the Inter-agency Working Group on Human Security (IAWGHS), which includes representatives from the three pillars of the United Nations system as well as those with practical experience in the application of human security, the Framework for Cooperation highlights principles that underpin the application of human security as well as identifies thematic areas where the human security approach brings added value to the work of the Organisation. These areas include: Supporting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; improving the effectiveness of the UN system through “Delivering as One”; strengthening transitional and integrated responses in crisis-affected settings; and enhancing disaster risk reduction.

Human Security Handbook

Prepared as a guide for practitioners and policymakers who plan to integrate the human security approach into their work, this handbook provides an overview of the principles that embody the approach and its added value. It introduces a step-by-step analytical process for the design and implementation of human security initiatives, and provides guidance for assessing the added value of the approach.  A detailed case study from the Turkana region of Kenya demonstrates the application of human security tools to analyse a complex situation and develop an integrated multisectoral approach. This is followed by additional examples of programmes supported under the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS).

Human Security Presentation

An overview of the human security approach and its methodology.

HSU Strategic Plan 2014-2017

Human Security Unit Strategic Plan 2014-2017

It is time to lay down a strategic plan for how the United Nations system can best translate human security into actions that give rise to more effective and tangible improvements in the daily lives of people.