Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to the project “Promoting and Developing the Concept of Human Security in Latin America" in the Latin American region

October 28, 2009
Japanese

  1. On October 28, the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 517,121.00 US dollars (approximately 53.26 million yen) through the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security to a project entitled “Promoting and Developing the Concept of Human Security in Latin America,” which is going to be implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
     
  2. Japan considers it important to promote the concept of human security further in Latin America. Through conducting research and analysis on the current human security situation in the region and enhancing the understanding of political leaders, decision-makers and academics on the human security approach, this project aims to promote the adoption of this approach in addressing the development agenda in the region. The activities will include the following:
     
    • Establishing an Advisory Council composed of leaders from the region to serve as a platform to advocate for policy in the field of human security;
    • Updating information regarding the threats in all dimensions of human security in Latin America through activities such as documentation of case studies and best practices;
    • Holding meetings and workshops with development practitioners, academics, UN agencies, and national policy makers.
       
  1. This project is expected to promote the concept of human security and to contribute to enhancing human security in the Latin American region.
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