Human Security Now: Protecting and Empowering People

Report
from Commission on Human Security
Published on 01 May 2003
Focusing on human security, this report examines the issue of safeguarding and expanding people's vital freedoms in terms of shielding people from acute threats and empowering people to take charge of their own lives. For this purpose, it contains the following chapters:

- Human security now
- People caught up in violent conflict
- People on the move
- Recovering from violent conflict
- Economic security-the power to choose among opportunities
- Better health for human security
- Knowledge, skills and values for human security
- Ways to advance the security of people

Recommendations are provided aimed at both empowerment and protection, and focusing on what can be done in the short and the long run to enhance the opportunities for eliminating insecurities across the world.