UN Dialogue with the Global South, Regional Dynamics of Human Security

March 31, 2005

  1. On 31st March 2005, the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend a total of 115,266.82 US dollar (12.1 millions yen) assistance through the Trust Fund for Human Security in financing the project "UN Dialogue with the Global South, Regional Dynamics of Human Security" to be implemented jointly by the United Nations Department of Political Affairs (DPA), Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO), Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and United Nations Foundation for International Partnerships (UNFIP) in China, Egypt, India, Mexico, South Africa, United Nations (New York) .

  2. The project, conducted in collaboration with American University in Cairo, University of the Witwatersrand, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Peking University and Unversidad Autonoma de Mexico, aims at exploring the concept of "human security" from different regional contexts, identifying similarities and differences in priorities and highlighting local/national success stories in its promotion. The project is expected to contribute to discussions related to the High-Level Plenary Meeting on the Millennium Declaration in September 2005 and the report of the High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change.

  3. Through the implementation of this project, international understanding on the concept of "human security" Japan has been promoting is expected to be deepened and the concept will be shared universally in the international society.

The Trust Fund for Human Security was established in the United Nations Secretariat in March 1999 by the initiative of the Government of Japan, with total contributions of 29 billion yen (approximately US$ 256 million) up to the present. The Trust Fund has assisted more than 120 projects of UN agencies funds and programmes that address various threats to human life, livelihood and dignity, from the perspective of human security.


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