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Lessons learned from the Special Human Security Report 2022

Accelerating SDG Implementation

18 May 2022
1 Days
Programme Area
Environment, Climate Change, Environmental Governance and Law, Other (Environment)
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The 2022 Special Report on New Threats to Human Security in the Anthropocene: Demanding greater solidarity pushes the analytical frontier on human security with a forward-looking lens and provide policy options for a bold systemic response to the risks that societies are facing around the globe.

New data and analysis in the report, shows that people’s sense of safety and security is at a low in almost every country, including the richest countries, despite years of upwards development success. Those benefiting from some of the highest levels of good health, wealth, and education outcomes are reporting even greater anxiety than 10 years ago.

To tackle the disconnect between development and perceived security, the report calls for greater solidarity across borders and a new approach to development; one that allows people to live free from want, fear, anxiety, and indignity.

The imperative to act now has never been more clear, as new findings also show that global life expectancy at birth is falling for a second year because of COVID-19, and overall human development measures are also moving downward. Furthermore, climate change is likely to become a leading cause of death around the world. Even with moderate mitigation of emissions, some 40 million people might die because of changes in temperatures before the end of the century.

Event Objectives

- The workshop will examine threats that have shifted to become more prominent in recent years including those from digital technologies, inequalities, conflicts, and the ability of healthcare systems to tackle new challenges like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Content and Structure

Agenda items: 

  1. Expanding human security through greater solidarity in the Anthropocene.

  2. Tackling a new generation of threats to human security.

  3. Regional or national examples of Human Security. 


The training will be held over zoom in English on May 19th, 2022 from 9am to 11am EST. French and Spanish translation will be available.