GPPAC ED at the UN High Level Event on Human Security
On February 28, our director Darynell Rodriguez Torres is in New York at the High level event marking 25 years of human security. He represents civil society at this event and is one of the panelists. This High Level Event, entitled “Human Security at 25: Building on its contributions to achieve the SDGs,” is hosted by the Permanent Missions of Japan, Norway, South Africa and Thailand in partnership with the Human Security Unit and the United Nations Development Programme. This event will provide 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 United Nations system response to complex and interconnected challenges with a people-centered perspective.
The main principles we promote through human security are context specificity, local ownership and inclusiveness, and multi-stakeholder engagement.
2019 is an important year for human security. It was 25 years ago that the concept of human security was introduced at the UN. GPPAC has been working on human security for the past 10 years. The main principles we promote through human security are context specificity, local ownership and inclusiveness, and multi-stakeholder engagement.
Throughout the years, GPPAC and partners have developed several human security publications into a human security toolkit to provide practical guidance. Or have a look at this video, in which our human security expert Jon Rudy talks the relevance of the concept in the world today.