Human security "vulnerable"

The dramatic events of recent weeks such as the earthquake and tsunami in Japan and conflicts in Northern Africa have underscored the vulnerability of developed and developing countries alike.

Haiti earthquake victim

Haiti earthquake victim

That’s what United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Asha Rose-Migiro said on Thursday as the UN General Assembly started a debate on the concept of human security.

She said that world leaders had previously agreed that human security concerns both “freedom from fear” and “freedom from want.”

“The entire UN is responding to insecurities we see reflected every day in the headlines from devastating natural disasters to entrenched poverty, from outbreaks of conflict to the spread of disease. The dramatic events of recent weeks have underscored the vulnerability of developed and developing countries alike. Threats can be as sudden and unpredictable or they can be protracted and unyielding.”

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