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New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene: Demanding Greater Solidarity   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Overview: "It is not hard to understand how Covid-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has made people feel more insecure. But what accounts for the startling bifurcation between improvements in wellbeing achievements and declines in people's perception of security? That is the motivating question for this Report. In addressing it, we hope to avoid returning to pathways of human development with human insecurity. In the background of the human development- human security disconnect looms the Anthropocene, the age of humans disrupting planetary processes. [...] When introduced in 1994, the human security approach refocused the security debate from territorial security to people's security. This idea, which the UN General Assembly endorsed in 2012, invited security scholars and policymakers to look beyond protecting the nation-state to protecting what we care most about in our lives: our basic needs, our physical integrity, our human dignity. It emphasized the importance of everyone's right to freedom from fear, freedom from want and freedom from indignity. It highlighted the close connection among security, development and the protection and empowerment of individuals and communities. This Report explores how the new generation of interacting threats, playing out in the Anthropocene context, affect human security and what to do about it." This document includes charts, tables, and graphs to illustrate the text.

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2022
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2022 United Nations Development Programme
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