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About this book
Security has tended to be seen as based on military force, yet this illusion is crumbling, literally and figuratively, before our eyes in the conflict zones of Iraq, Afghanistan and equatorial Africa. It is now clear that real human security, defined by the Commission on Human Security as `protecting vital freedoms', can only be achieved if the full range of issues that underpin human security - including environmental integrity - are addressed. This ground-breaking book, authored by prominent international decision-makers, tackles the global human security problem across the range of core issues. The authors identify the causes of insecurity, articulate the linkages between the different elements of human security and outline an agenda for engaging stakeholders from across the globe in building the foundations of genuine and lasting human security for all nations and all people.
Introduction Celso Amorim (Brazilian Foreign Minister) Foreword Dr Klaus Toepfer (Executive Director UNEP) Contents Agenda for Change Felix Dodds (Executive Director Stakeholder Forum) and Tim Pippard (Content Editor Jane's Information Group) Section 1: Peace and Security 1. "A More Secure World: Our Shared Responsibility". The Report of the High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change David Hannay (UK representative on the UN High Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change) 2. The Peacebuilding Commission Anders Lident Represeod the United Nations) and Anna Karin Enestr#m (Minister, Permanent mission of Sweden to the United Nations) 3. Human Security and the War on Terror Oliver Richmond (Reader, School of International Relations, University of St. Andrews) and Jason Franks (University of St. Andrews) 4. Achieving Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A New Zealand Perspective Marian Hobbs (New Zealand Minister for Disarmaments and Arms Control) 5. Women, War and Peace: Mobilizing for Security and Justice in the 21st Century Noeleen Heyzer (Executive Director, UN Development Fund for Women) Section 2: Sustainable Human Development 6. Globalisation, Poverty and Security Jan Pronk (Former Dutch Environment Minister and UN Special Envoy to Sudan) 7. Trade and Security in an Interconnected World Hilary Benn (UK Secretary of State for International Development) 8. Climate Change: Emerging Insecurities Melinda Kimble (Senior Vice President, UN Foundation) 9. Migration, Development and Security Devyani Gupta (UK Department of Health) 10. Securing a Healthier World Dr. Christine Durbak and Dr. Claudia Strauss (World Information Transfer) 11. Protecting our Biodiversity Jeff McNeely (IUCN Chief Scientist) 12. Food Security Henrique Cavalacanti (former Brazilian Environment Minister) 13. Water Security: What role for international water law? Patricia Wouters (Director, International Water Law Research Institute, University of Dundee) 14. Urban Security: A Collective Challenge for Sustainable Human Settlements Development Anna Tibaijuka (Executive Director UN Habitat) Section 3 Global Governance 15. America as Empire: Global Leader or Rogue Power? Jim Garrison (President, State of the World Forum) 16. The emergence and role of regional governance Sabin Intxaurraga (Basque Minister for the Environment) 17. Human and Environmental Rights: A Need for Corporate Accountability Hannah Griffiths (Senior Campaigner, Friends of the Earth) 18. Stakeholder Democracy Felix Dodds (Executive Director, Stakeholder Forum) 19. Reforming Environmental Governance Serge Lepeltier (French Environment Minister) Afterword Mikhail Gorbachev (former President of the Soviet Union)