Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 16:45 to Sunday, July 9, 2017 - 16:00


Addressing extremes of all kinds


Human Security has been described by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan as “Freedom from want, freedom from fear, and the freedom of future generations to inherit a healthy natural environment”[1] .

It depends on decisions made by those in power, diplomats, the media, academics and educators, industrialists and civil and social actors, but it also depends on each and every one of us. The global rise of extremes of all kinds puts this human security at risk.

This event is for anyone seeking inspiration to make fresh steps towards hope. An opportunity to work together to advance human security, to connect, and to discuss the best ways to deal with conflict, division, counter-extremism and other challenges. From informal chats to high-level discussions, we’ll be tackling key concerns, such as how we can heal what we call ‘wounded memories’, so the residue of unresolved conflicts or perceived injustice can be stopped from undermining attempts to sustain peace.

So come and share your own experience, learn from others, and be inspired to take action, as we respond to the human security challenges we face at every level of society across the world.

More information here.