On May 14, 2010, more than 130 UN officials, health experts, NGO leaders, and policy analysts took part in a major seminar in New York exploring human security approaches to global health. This was organized to follow up on the release of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s report on human security, and it explored how the human security concept can be applied in dealing with health issues and other interconnected challenges at the individual and community level.The half-day seminar featured high-level presentations and a panel discussion on the added value of human security approaches to addressing health challenges. It was co-organized by JCIE, the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, the Permanent Mission of Norway to the United Nations, the Human Security Unit of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, and the Institute of International Education.
This seminar was conducted as part of JCIE’s program on Global Health and Human Security.
Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Yukio Takasu, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations (UN)
Morten Wetland, Permanent Representative of Norway to the United Nations (UN)
Briefing on the UN Secretary General’s Report on Human Security
Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning
Human Security and Global Health Governance
Sigrun Møgedal, HIV/AIDS Ambassador of Norway; Chair, Global Health Workforce Alliance
Panel Discussion: Added Value of Human Security Approaches to Health Challenges
Saad Houry, Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF (Remarks)
Purnima Mane, Deputy Executive Director, UNFPA (Remarks )
Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations (Remarks )
Allan Goodman, President and CEO, Institute of International Education (moderator)
Human Security in Haiti Before and After the Earthquake
Dan Fitzgerald, Haitian Group for the Study of Kaposi’s Sarcoma and Opportunistic Infection (GHESKIO)