Commission on Human Security

Institution: UN

In Brief

UN, 2001-2003


(2001-2003, United Nations;

The Commission was established in January 2001 in response to the Secretary-General’s call at the 2000 Millennium Summit for a world “free of want” and “free of fear.” In May 2003, Commission Co-Chairs Sadako Ogata and Amartya Sen presented the Final Report, Human Security Now, which is available online. The Human Security Unit was established in 2004 in the UN Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs “to place human security in the mainstream of UN activities.”  [Note: Appears to be the initial introduction of the important “human security” concept.  See Subject Index for organizations with this focus.  MM]

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