Human security

Human security [ˈ(h)juːmən sɪˈkjʊərəti], in contrast to traditional security concepts, focuses on the protection of individuals and of their human dignity – and not on that of the state. It covers much more than the absence of violent conflicts. Human security includes human rights, responsible governance, access to education and health care, and a guarantee that all individuals have the freedom and opportunity to fulfil their potential.

Human security

Human security

Infographic Human security

The biggest risks of all
In today’s world, war and weapons are no longer seen as the biggest dangers.

Essay Human Security

Two steps forward, one step back
Essay by US security expert Mathew Burrows about Human security.