Human Security

“While the state of human security is not uniform throughout the Arab countries, no country can claim to be free from fear or free from want, and many are affected by spill overs from insecurity in neighbouring countries”

Arab Human Development Report 2009

The fifth volume in the series of AHDRs focuses on the challenges to human security in the Arab countries and argues that the answers lie in the fragility of the region’s political, social, economic and environmental structures and in its lack of people-centered development policies.

To address some of these threats, UNDP has launched the SDG Climate Facility: Climate Action for Human Security. With financial support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), the SDG-Climate Facility is a multi-partner platform focusing on the impacts of climate change on human security in the Arab region, especially in the context of countries in crisis. It brings UNDP together with the League of Arab States (LAS), the Arab Water Council (AWC), UNDRR, UNEPFI, UN-Habitat and WFP to deliver climate-oriented solutions that address climate challenges, and to bring co-benefits across the SDGs. In doing so, it aims to scale up access to and delivery of climate finance, including through innovative partnerships with the private sector. Find out more

The SDG Climate Facility will develop local capacity, deploy integrated solutions and support scale-up of climate financing in Egypt, Iraq, State of Palestine, Tunisia, Yemen, as well as a response to the Syria crisis in Jordan.