Global Development Research Center
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Human Security
 

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uman Security is a concept that deals with the protection of an individual's personal safety and freedom from direct and indirect threats of voilence.

These threats include environmental destruction, overpopulation, spread of infectious diseases, food supply, energy crisis, physical/mental harassment, racism, and others that endanger thewell-being of our daily lives.


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GDRC acknowledges the contribution made by Ms. Yumiko Usui in putting together an initial set of resources that was used to create this SD Feature.

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Contact: Hari Srinivas - hsrinivas@gdrc.org

Human security identifies and addresses widespread and cross-cutting challenges to survival, livelihood and dignity of societies. It calls for people-centred, comprehensive, context-specific and prevention-oriented responses that strengthen the protection and empowerment of all people.
- United Nations

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Did you know? 10 December is celebrated worldwide as Human Rights Day