Human security first appeared as a post-Cold War attempt to transform the traditional understanding of security – which was framed in terms of the security of the territory from external military aggression and of the protection of national interests in foreign policy. Stemming from the acknowledgement of the complex character of contemporary violence, human security focuses on the protection of individual lives and recognizes that threats to human security can arise in contexts and from sources other than the military.
- Course length: self-paced, non-facilitated
- Course start date: September 18, 2017
- Course price: $250
- United Nations Volunteers, holding a valid contract, may be eligible to use their volunteer learning allowance towards the fees of the course, according to the applicable provisions of UNV Conditions of Service and related policies.