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Afghanistan - Human Development Report - Security with a Human Face [English]. 2004
This report uses a human security lens to look at the linkages between safety, dignity and livelihoods. It argues that while many gains have been made in the past two years, the country could still fall into a cycle of conflict and instability unless the genuine grievances of people – the lack of jobs, health, education, income, dignity, opportunities for participation, etc. – are dealt with adequately. The report analyses the local roots of insecurity today, and makes recommendations for policies and actions required from the new Afghan Government, civil society and the international community.
 
Arab Human Development Report 2009 [English][Arabic][French]. 2009
"Challenges to human security in the Arab countries" is the fifth volume in the series of Arab Human Development Reports sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme and independently authored by intellectuals and scholars from Arab countries. The report argues that human security is a prerequisite for human development, and that the widespread absence of human security in Arab countries undermines people’s options.
 
Arab States: Security Sector Institutions and Crisis of the Transition Towards Democracy [Arabic]. 2005
This paper published by Aman-Palestine, discusses the obstacles faced in the democratic reform of the security sector in the Arab states.
 
Argentina - Sub-National Human Development Report - Human Security in the Province of Buenos Aires [English]. 1998
Links to the UNDP Country Office and/or Regional Bureau responsible for this Human Development Report http://www.undp.org.ar/
 
Bolivia - General Human Development Report [English]. 1995
This report defined Human Security as a human condition free of hunger, fear, illness, crime and violence. It requires tolerance and quality of life in every day life, at home, in the work place and in the environment but it requires sufficient income earned with dignity. In this sense Human Security deals with social exclusion and poverty, with equity and inclusive economic development and above all with the quality of the social fabric.
 
Chile - Paradoxes of Modernity: Human Security [English].
This report covers the theme of Human Security in an in-depth way using various methods of measuring this field.
 
Democracy, Conflict and Human Security: Pursuing Peace in the 21st Century (Volume 1) [English]. 2006
This IDEA publication tackles questions on how democracies can deliver social and economic rights, include all citizens in decision making and reduce poverty. It explores ways in which democratic practice can contribute to the management of contemporary conflicts and promote the realization of security and development objectives. It is aimed at different stakeholders concerned with problems such as social exclusion, the quality of democracy and new forms of authoritarian regimes.
 
Economic Globalization, Institutional Change and Human Security [English]. 1997
This paper considers the sources and consequences of human insecurity and explores some of the policy and institutional alternatives for its mitigation. The paper was originally prepared for and delivered at a conference on “Social Movements in the Third World — Economy, Politics and Culture”, held at the Department of Sociology, University of Lund, in August 1993.
 
Egypt - Human Development Report 2005 [English][Arabic]. 2005
Choosing our Future: Toward a New Social Contract - whereby the state encourages further political, social and economic participation from civil society: by extending and integrating institutions that promote democratic practices and are accountable; by raising the quality of public goods and their delivery; and by developing policies that encourage private sector participation in development without adverse distributional effects in between-group share of overall wealth and a cultural and behavioural change such that the values of participation, entrepreneurship, innovation and transparency can prevail. This will require the creation and public dissemination of codes of conduct and accountability for public services, well-designed policies and programs for those basic public institutions that help shape values - schools and the media - the systematic public rewarding of independent thought, tolerance and social responsibility, and the promotion of gender equity.
 
Gender and Migration [English]. 2005
This paper discusses the main issues that have been highlighted in the literature on gendered migration in the context of eight broad themes set out by the Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM): migrants in the global labour market; migration, development and poverty reduction; irregular migration, state security and human security; migration, development and poverty reduction; migrants in society; migration and human rights; migration and health; the legal and normative framework of international migration; and governance of migration.
 
Guinea - Human Security and Promotion of Human Development [English]. 1999
 
Honduras - Report on the Pillars of Human Security and Participation [English].
 
Human Security Framework and National Human Development Reports [English]. 2006
A Review of Experiences and Current Debates. National Human Development Report Series: Occasional Paper 5.
 
India - The Madhya Pradesh Human Development Report 1998 [English]. 1998
This report focuses on livelihood security and empowerment. It aims at increasing transparency and depth in the presentation of district-level information and strengthening the available information on human development.
 
Irregular Migration, State Security and Human Security [English]. 2005
This is a thematic expert report commissioned by the Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM). It focuses on irregular migration, discusses the key dilemmas framing policy-making on irregular migration and global trends in relation to irregular migration and examines the ways and extent to which irregular migration constitutes a real or perceived threat to state security and human security.
 
Latvia - Human Security and Human Development [English]. 2003
This report focuses on defining Human Security in Latvia after the collapse of Soviet Union. The goal of this Report is to reduce the "insecurity effect" felt at the individual level. It offers practical tools and mechanisms to help people identify risks in their lives, and develop individual and collective risk management strategies as well as security-enhancing / problem-solving skills.
 
Lesotho - General Human Development Report . 1998
The first Human Development Report for Lesotho focuses on human security. The main findings of the report conclude that many areas of human security remain problematic.
 
Macedonia - Social Exclusion and Human Insecurity [English]. 2001
This Report focuses on the problem of insecurity related to unemployment, employment and the work place; social exclusion of the rural population and economic insecurity in the work force originating in the transition process, insecurity deriving from environmental threats, inter-ethnic relations, lack of personal security associated with petty crime, lack of judicial protection, insecurity in dealing with state administrative organs and legal insecurity.
 
Migration and Human Security [English]. 2002
This paper is drawn from the perspective of the International Migration Policy Programme’s (IMP) experience in the field of capacity building and facilitating dialogue on all aspects of migration.
 
Moldova - Transition and Human Security [English]. 1999
This report tackles problems relating to human development that emerged in the 90s in Moldova due to the weakness of the young state and civil society that lead to a real threat to regional security and human rights that was created by the problem of transition. It focuses attention on key-points for the development of the Culture of Peace in Moldova and possible ways of moving towards a society with the observance of human rights, sustainable human development, and cultural diversity.
 
Palestine - Human Development Report 2009–2010 [English][Arabic]. 2010
The Palestinian Human Development Report 2009/2010 "Investing in Human Security for a Future State" is the fifth volume in the series of Palestinian Human Development Reports. The Report begins with a presentation of traditional indicators of human development. It goes on to describe key mechanisms and processes driving fragmentation and political divisions in the OPT, explores their concrete effects on the human security of Palestinian men, women and children, and presents recommendations on how to reinforce conditions that will facilitate human security, end the occupation and assist Palestinians and the international community to create a sovereign and democratic Palestinian State.
 
Philippines - Peace and Conflict Prevention: Human Security [English]. 2005
This report assesses the state of human security, using human development indicators. It identifies the structural causes of the conflict in Southern Philippines and the areas of particular vulnerability to violent conflicts. The report calls for political reforms to increase stability in governance and open discussions on the role of the military in the recent political transition and its implications for political stability.
 
Possible Steps towards an International Regime for Mobility and Security [English]. 2004
This paper reviews the relationship among international migration, mobility and security, examines the development of European cooperation on migration and explores the possibility of linking cooperation on security to global cooperation on labour migration under the rubric of a General Agreement on Migration, Mobility and Security.
 
Reform of the Security Sector in the Arab States [Arabic]. 2006
This paper, published by Aman-Palestine, analyzes the obstacles facing security sector reform in the Arab states such as emergency laws, and budgets. It concludes by highlighting areas of possible reform for example legislation.
 
Sierra Leone - From Civil Conflict to Human Security . 1998
 
The Challenges of Restoring Governance in Crisis and Post-Conflict Countries [English]. 2007
The lessons learned from more than 25 years of experience by international organizations and donor countries can provide guidelines that will help improve the approaches and processes of delivering international financial and technical assistance to countries recovering from conflict. The reports assesses the challenges of restoring governance and building trust in government in post-conflict countries, where international organization must often take the lead in mobilizing resources and providing technical assistance.
 
The Human Security Framework and National Human Development Reports [English][Arabic]. 2006
 
Turkmenistan - Human Security at Velayat (regional) Level . 2000
 
UNDP - Human Development Report 1994 [English]. 1994
New dimensions of human security. The Report introduces a new concept of human security that is equated with people rather than territories, with development rather than arms. The Report deals with these concerns through a new paradigm of sustainable human development.
 
UNDP - Regional Human Development Report - Central Asia [English]. 2005
This regional UNDP report '-Bringing down barriers: Regional cooperation for human development and human security- shows how governments, business, civil society and communities can come together in many different areas - in trade, investment, water, energy, and environment, in natural disaster preparedness and drug control, in education, health and culture - to create greater opportunities for human development and human security in the region of Central Asia.'
 
UNDP - Regional Human Development Report - Southern African Development Community (SADC) [English]. 2000
The Regional Human Development Reports "Challenges & Opportunities for Regional Integration" serve as an advocacy tool to advance the development of a common approach to the national and regional dimensions of governance in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Bloc. This report examines the state of human development in the SADC region and highlights common governance issues, as well as opportunities, challenges and threats to SADC regional co-operation and integration.
 
Women, Peace and Security [English]. 2002
This study is an initiative undertaken in response to Security Council resolution 1325 on women, peace and security adopted in October 2000. It shows that while many positive steps have been taken to implement the resolution, women still form a minority of those who participate in peace and security negotiations, and receive less attention than men in post-conflict agreements, disarmament and reconstruction.


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