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The Muddled Notion of "Human Security" at the U.N.: A Guide for U.S. Policymakers

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Publication Date: September 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): James Jay Carafano; Janice A. Smith

Topic: Human rights (Economic, social, and cultural rights)

Keywords: Worldwide freedom; security

Type: Report


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.