Side Meetings


Revisiting human security concept and practice in global health


  • 14:00 - 17:30 HRS. (BKK)

  • Venue : Lotus Suite 10

  • Contact Person : Yui Yoshii,

  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Research Center for Sustainable Development, the University of Tokyo
  • Indian Ocean World Studies, the University of Tokyo
  • Institute for Global Health Policy Research (iGHP), National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan

More than a quarter-century has passed since the concept of “Human Security” was first introduced. Over the period, the world has experienced rapid globalization, technological innovation, and socioeconomic development, but diverse threats in the world have also become increasingly complex and intertwined. 

Human Security aims to protect people from fear and want, create a society where people not only survive, but can develop the capabilities of individuals and communities, and realize their freedom and potential; in other words, a society that ensures the right to live in dignity. “Health security” is the essential element of human security. Recent serious public health events and our actions remind us the necessity and benefit to revisit human security concepts and practices at global, national and sub-national levels.

In this side meeting, we would like to revisit human and health security concept and actions to evolving global health challenges in this era through case studies in the countries.

To discuss human security concepts and practices to evolving global health challenges through case studies of some Asian and African countries.