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Volume 5 Issue 1

Ash Pachauri, Drishya Pathak, Komal Mittal, Norma Patricia Muñoz Sevilla, Philo Magdalene A, Saroj Pachauri
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The human security index consists of three key components: economic fabric index, environmental fabric index, and social fabric index. These three components include various different indicators like health, education, diversity, peacefulness, governance, food security, environmental vulnerability, protection and sustainability, measures of human, societal, and... Read more
Marta Neškovic
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract As a Youth Delegate of the Republic of Serbia, from the Institute for Political Studies, in Belgrade, Serbia, and a representative of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS), I summarize in this report the most capturing sessions I attended during the 27th Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) – COP27, which took... Read more
Stefan Brunnhuber
Get Full Text in PDF If we look in detail at the dozens of Green Deal agendas globally and the UN SDGs, we will find that around two-thirds of them relate not to private goods but to global commons. Given that 85% of our global wealth is privatised already and we have a lot of liquidity on the capital market, we need to look carefully at how we can generate the money we need without privatising... Read more
Ashok Natarajan
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The quest for human security has pitted the individual against the collective throughout history. Individualism and collectivism are two competing philosophical and social movements that have divided the world for centuries and trace their origin back to ancient times. They are founded on different interpretations of the value and place of freedom and equality in... Read more
Mariana Bozesan
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The demand for human security is growing proportionally with the exponentially growing complexity of the existential threats born in the Anthropocene. After discussing the Meta Crisis as a steppingstone for problem solving, the paper aims to give hope by arguing that human security is tightly related to the implementation of the UN SDGs within Planetary Boundaries... Read more
Federico Mayor
Get Full Text in PDF Faced with global threats that are today looming over mankind—some of them possessing an irreversible nature—and looking into the eyes of our descendants and the forthcoming generations, it is inevitably up to “Us, the Peoples” to fulfil our essential duties, now that we are aware of the seriousness of the situation and we know, at last, that we are equal in dignity and able... Read more
Nebojša Nešković
Get Full Text in PDF Human security is the state of being secure from danger, fear, and anxiety for all humans and social groups. The roots of these insecurities were clearly recognized in the Sustainable Development Goals, which were adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 within the resolution Transforming our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Most of... Read more
Benno Werlen
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The semantical as well as the practical implications of ‘human security’ need to be re-adapted due to the constantly changing kind of vulnerabilities of all people around the planet, independent of their place, culture, status or beliefs. Today major threats are of global nature, which can affect anybody. With this, the international organization of the efforts to... Read more
Alberto Zucconi, Luca Rolle
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Finally, after many years of resistance, the majority accepts the scientific evidence that we live in what Paul Crutzen, Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science, defined as the Anthropocene Era, because humanity has left a major impact on not just the planet but all life forms. (Crutzen and Stoermer, 2000). Nowadays, with the rising frequency and magnitude of... Read more
Ganoune Diop
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Human security is a comprehensive paradigm to assess and understand the deepest needs of the whole human family. The concept of human security transcends the traditional reduction and limits of security to national security, border security, military security, or cybersecurity, to encompass other incontrovertible aspects and multifaceted dimensions of human existence... Read more
Walton Stinson, Douglas Weinstein
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The recent Consumer Electronics Show (CES) held in Las Vegas in January 2023 was a remarkable event and projected a powerful message to the leading companies in the industry and the rest of the 115,000 business and global press representatives who participated. For the first time, CES 2023 adopted a theme for the conference and projected it to participants through... Read more
Jonathan Granoff
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Change is urgently needed. Ideas that can generate change are critical at this time and age where humanity is facing multidimensional crises that are characterised by complexity. Human security is that idea that can help us address the crises in their entirety because it‘s comprehensive, integrative, people-centered and goes beyond conventional disciplines and... Read more
Phoebe Koundouri, Konstantinos Dellis
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract The notion of Human Security has regained traction in the public domain, mostly following the disruptive impact of the global pandemic and the geopolitical tensions in Eastern Europe. The concept, however, was molded during the second half of the twentieth century, as scholars, policy makers and the public became ever more disillusioned with the focus on national... Read more
Irina Bokova
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract WAAS should be credited for its contribution to promoting integrated, multidisciplinary approaches to tackling global problems, emphasizing the importance of science, education and culture in their entirety, in recognising their close interdependence and interconnection. In the Millennium Development Goals and in the Human Development concept before, there was one... Read more
Jon-Hans Coetzer, Lucía Morales, Patrick Flynn, Lia Pop, Nadia Barkoczi, Sonia Munteanu, Cristina Campian, Daniel Rajmil
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract In this paper, we provide in-depth critical analysis and reflections on how technology, innovation and digital literacy can help to bring awareness on the need for a new dimension and approach to foster a transformational attitude towards education. Learning drives change, and if we aim to make an impact, there is a need to enable collaboration between different... Read more
Garry Jacobs
Get Full Text in PDF Abstract Humanity confronts complex, multidimensional challenges to the security of the people and the planet we live on. These threats continue to defy resolution by means of the existing policies, institutions and actions of nations around the world. In spite of unprecedented and remarkable achievements, our sense of insecurity continues to rise. A fundamental change is... Read more
The multidimensional crises confronting humanity today defy solution through existing policies, strategies, institutions, theoretical knowledge, education and ways of thinking. We are called upon to conceive and strive to realize a new paradigm in thought that leads to action. Many long cherished ideas must be challenged, reformulated, discarded or replaced. Among these is the conventional idea... Read more
Volume 5 Issue 1
Ash Pachauri, Drishya Pathak, Komal Mittal, Norma Patricia Muñoz Sevilla, Philo Magdalene A, Saroj Pachauri
Nebojša Nešković
Walton Stinson, Douglas Weinstein
Phoebe Koundouri, Konstantinos Dellis
Jon-Hans Coetzer, Lucía Morales, Patrick Flynn, Lia Pop, Nadia Barkoczi, Sonia Munteanu, Cristina Campian, Daniel Rajmil