Most read reports
- A Future Stolen: Young and out of school
- Levels & Trends in Child Mortality: Report 2018
- Human Rights Council holds a general debate on human rights situations that require the Council's attention (18 September 2018)
- ECOWAS calls for increased coordination to address security and developmental challenges in Sahel region
- The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2018: Building climate resilience for food security and nutrition [EN/AR/RU]
THE FOCUS OF 2013 HUMAN SECURITY REPORT IS THE GROWING DEBATE OVER WHETHER THE LONG-TERM THREAT OF VIOLENCE—WAR, TERRORISM, HOMICIDE— HAS BEEN DECREASING OR INCREASING WORLDWIDE.
For some the answer seems clear. In February 2012, General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff warned that today's world has become, "more dangerous than it has ever been." Similar beliefs are widely held throughout the strategic community. There, however, is little hard evidence to support them.
New Report: Greatest Source of Wartime Sexual Violence Ignored
The 2012 Human Security Report sheds new light on the human costs of war. It argues that widely held beliefs about wartime sexual violence and the impact of war on education are one-sided and sometimes flat-out wrong.
Part I of this report examines
the forces and political developments that have driven down the number
of international conflicts and war deaths since the 1950s, and the number
of civil wars since the early 1990s. It argues that the fact that these
forces persist, or have strengthened, provides grounds for cautious optimism
about the future of global security.