Report on Regional Co-operation for Human Security in Central Asia
May 9, 2005
- On May 9, 2005 (Monday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance of a total of 491,370 US dollars (approximately 53.2 million yen) through the Trust Fund for Human Security for the project "Report on Regional Co-operation for Human Security in Central Asia" to be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
- This project focuses on Central Asian countries struggling to overcome problems since the former Soviet Union era, such as regional conflicts, poverty, unemployment and illicit drugs, which have materialized grave threats towards the people in the region. The project will conduct a research and disseminate a report intended to foster common understanding among policy makers and other stakeholders in the region that regional cooperation for removing these threats is essential for achieving economic growth and human development in the long run. Also, this project is to follow-up the recommendations made by the Commission on Human Security in the meeting "Transition and Human Security in Central Asia" held in Turkmenistan in April 2002.
- The project is expected to enhance cooperation for promoting Human Security within the Central Asian region.
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 approximately 29 billion yen (approximately US$ 256 million) up to the present. The Trust Fund has assisted many UN agencies' projects and programmes that address various threats to human life, livelihood and dignity, from the perspective of human security.
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