Seminar on Health and Human Security

May 14, 2010
New York, NY

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.

Opening Session
Opening Remarks
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 PDF
Robert Orr, Assistant Secretary General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning

Human Security and Global Health Governance PDF
Sigrun Møgedal, HIV/AIDS Ambassador of Norway; Chair, Global Health Workforce Alliance

Relationship between Human Security and Health PDF
Lincoln Chen, President, China Medical Board; former member of the Commission on Human Security (Remarks PDF | PPT presentation)

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 PDF)
Laurie Garrett, Senior Fellow for Global Health, Council on Foreign Relations (Remarks PDF)
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)