High-Level Event on Human Security
The event aims to follow-up on General Assembly resolution 66/290 and to mobilize support for the advancement of human security within the United Nations and beyond.
The event is opened by the Secretary-General followed by statements from Mrs. Sadako Ogata, former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency and co-Chair of the Commission on Human Security (CHS) and Mr. Surin Pitsuwan, former Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Minister of Foreign Affairs of Thailand and member of the CHS. Ms. Sonia Picado, Chair of the ABHS, will proceed by outlining the perspective of the Board on human security and its application. This is accompanied by a brief documentary on the notion of human security and the work of the UNTFHS. An interactive panel discussion follows on the application of human security; lessons learned and challenges from implementing the human security approach; as well as the added value of the approach to the work of the United Nations. Mr. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General closes the meeting with remarks on the way forward.
The event are attended by Members of the Advisory Board and Commission on Human Security, UN Member States, and senior officials from UN agencies, funds and programmes, as well as selected institutions, NGOs/CSOs, and prominent individuals with an interest in human security and related issues.