The Muddled Notion of "Human Security" at the U.N.: A Guide for U.S. Policymakers
Publication Date: September 2006
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Keywords: Worldwide freedom; security
A new definition of "human security" being promoted at the U.N., which includes guaranteeing everything from a minimum income to protection from violence and the loss of traditions and values, could undermine fundamental principles of sovereignty, accountability, and national security. The U.S. government must resist language in U.N. declarations, resolutions, and agreements that embraces a faulty understanding of security.