Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the project “Human Security Grants for selected National Human Development Reports for the purpose of contributing to the formulation of projects for Human Security”

November 29, 2007

  1. On the 29th of November (Thursday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 308,571.42 US dollars (approximately 35.79 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled “Human Security Grants for selected National Human Development Reports for the purpose of contributing to the formulation of projects for Human Security” that will be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). 
     
  2. This project aims to promote the concept of human security through assistance to produce five National Human Development Reports (NHDRs) addressing human security through selection among NHDRs prepared in (1) pilot countries of “One UN”(*), a concept proposed for UN system-wide coherence, (2) target countries(**) of country-specific meetings of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission and (3) candidate countries thereof. Under this project the following activities will be implemented:
    • Call for and selection of the proposed NHDRs to be assisted;
    • Technical assistance for production of selected NHDRs; and
    • Dissemination of the results and contents of the produced NHDRs to people, especially government officials and researchers.
       
  1. This project is expected to advance understanding of the concept of human security among people, especially government officials and researchers and to promote the formulation of projects for realization of human security.
  2. * Viet Nam, Pakistan, Albania, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uruguay

    ** Sierra Leone, Burundi

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