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Follow-up to General Assembly resolution 64/291 on human security - Report of the Secretary-General (A/66/763)

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Sixty-sixth session

Agenda items 14 and 117

Integrated and coordinated implementation of and follow-up
to the outcomes of the major United Nations conferences and
summits in the economic, social and related fields

Follow-up to the outcome of the Millennium Summit

Summary

The present report has been prepared pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/291, in which the Assembly requested the Secretary-General to seek the views of Member States on the notion of human security, including a possible definition thereof, and to submit a report to the Assembly at its sixty-sixth session. In accordance with that resolution, Governments of all Member States were invited to provide their views through written submissions and informal consultations with the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Human Security. Based on contributions from Member States, the report provides a summary of discussions on human security at the General Assembly; outlines key aspects towards forming a common understanding on the notion of human security; suggests a common understanding on human security, based on the views expressed by Member States; and considers areas where the application of human security can bring added value to the work of the Organization. The report closes with a set of recommendations for the consideration of Member States.