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2022 Special Report on Human Security Launch Announcement

Longer, healthier, and wealthier lives, have not succeeded in increasing people’s sense of security.




2022 Special Report on Human Security

New threats to human security in the Anthropocene: Demanding greater solidarity

Tuesday, 8 February 2022
8:00am EST/ 1:00pm GMT


Despite people on average living longer, healthier, and wealthier lives, these advances have not succeeded in increasing people’s sense of security. This is true for countries right across the development spectrum, with perceptions of insecurity worsening most in several high-income countries, even before the Covid-19 pandemic. The special report on human security links new threats with the disconnect between people and planet in pursuit of development, arguing that they are deeply entwined with increasing planetary pressure.

In this context, the global launch event will bring in a diverse set of voices and perspectives in line with the spirit of the report with the aim of kicking off a global conversation on human security. The launch event will be comprised of two components: one High-Level launch ceremony and one global ‘deep dive’ conversation on the topics of the report. The aim is to make both sections interactive and engaging, with opportunities for audience participation in Q&A segments.

8am | High-level launch
Promotional explainer video

Opening remarks
Mr. Achim Steiner, Administrator UNDP
H.E. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Japan
H.E Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, South Africa - TBC

Opening conversation
Mr Achim Steiner, Administrator UNDP
HLAP co-chair Senator Keizo Takemi
HLAP co-chair President Laura Chinchilla

Presentation of the report
Mr. Pedro Conceição, Director Human Development Report Office, UNDP

Amartya Sen (TBC)
Nadine Khaouli - Youth Development Delegate at UNDP

8:40am | Deep-dive dialogue

Panel discussion
Mary Kaldor, Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, Department of International Development, London School of Economics and Political Science
Anne-Marie Slaughter, CEO New America, Professor Emerita Politics and International Affairs Princeton University
Anne Marie Goetz, Clinical Professor New York University School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs
Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, United Nations Secretary General’s Special Coordinator for development in the Sahel