Health, Resilience, and the Added Value of the Human Security Approach to Achieving the Sustainable Development Goal (SDGs)

Monday, May 2, 2016 (All day)

The event brings together practitioners and policymakers to explore the concrete contributions of the human security approach towards health, resilience and the achievement of the SDGs, in particular those related to “ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages” (SDG3).

Health, Resilience, and the Added Value of the Human Security Approach: Achieving the SDGs

Meetings Timeline

Past Meetings

Monday, 02 May 20164:30 PM to 6:00 PM

Programme & Reception

Conference Room 6

Following opening remarks by Mr. Yukio Takasu, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Human Security, Professor Keizo Takemi, member of the House of Councillors of Japan and a global health advocate will expand on the added value of the human security approach. Ms. Joy Phumaphi, former Minister of Health of Botswana, will speak about challenges to building resilience and reducing vulnerability at the individual and community level. Two presentations drawing on findings from the report by PAHO/WHO and JCIE will follow. Ms. Susan Hubbard, senior associate at JCIE, will present findings from the report analyzing the added value of incorporating the human security approach into health programmes around the globe. These findings have been implemented through engagement with health ministries in several Latin American countries, and PAHO Advisor, Dr. Marcelo Korc, will conclude the presentations by sharing concrete experiences from these countries in implementing the human security approach toward achieving SDG3 and Agenda 2030.