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The Policy Implications of the Commission on Human Security’s Report

The Commission on Human Security was launched in January 2001 to focus on a number of distinct but interrelated issues concerning conflict and poverty: protecting people in conflict and post-conflict situations, shielding people forced to move, overcoming economic insecurities, guaranteeing essential health care, and ensuring universal education. The Commission’s report proposes a new security framework that centers directly and specifically on people.

At this round-table discussion, Mrs. Sadako Ogata, co-chair of the Commission on Human Security and Former United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, presented the report, followed by commentary from other panelists and participants. The second panel consisted of a discussion of the policy implications of the report in each panelist’s area of expertise.

Read the Commission’s report »



Steve Radelet

Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Development - Georgetown University



Patrick Cronin

Assist. Administrator for Policy and Program Coordination, USAID


Robert Bates

Eaton Professor of Government, Harvard University

Roberta Cohen

Former Brookings Expert

Co-Chair Emeritus - Committee for Human Rights in North Korea

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