Safety and security of humanitarian personnel and protection of United Nations personnel - Report of the Secretary-General (A/74/464) [EN/AR/RU]

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Seventy-fourth session
Agenda item 71
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including special economic assistance


Major interrelated trends – political, economic and social – are durably shaping the global security environment. The current global security challenges create a treacherous operating environment for humanitarian and United Nations personnel.

In delivering humanitarian relief, sustaining peace, defending human rights and promoting social and economic progress, United Nations and humanitarian personnel are facing a wide range of threats from armed conflict, crime and civil unrest, to violent extremism, infectious disease outbreaks and natural disasters. They continue to work in increasingly dangerous places to help those in need.

The present report provides an overview of the global security environment, its impact on the safety and security of humanitarian and United Nations personnel, the Organization’s response, and efforts by the United Nations security management system, under the leadership of the Department of Safety and Security, to meet the challenges and demands for security management to enable the work of the United Nations worldwide. The report includes observations and recommendations for consideration by the General Assembly.