Feb 8, 2022 08:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
UNDP’s Human Development Report Office will be launching a special report on human security. The report, entitled, “New threats to human security in the Anthropocene: Demanding greater solidarity” finds a development conundrum. 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 report links new threats with the disconnect between people and planet as we pursue development in the Anthropocene.
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 event will take place on 8 February 2022 at 8am New York time. UNDP Administrator Achim Steiner will be joined by Laura Chinchilla, former President of Costa Rica; Keizo Takemi, member of the House of Councillors of the Japanese parliament; and other top decision makers and development thinkers from around the world.