Yasunobu Sato on human security in Asia and contemporary politics in Japan and Australia

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Commission on Human Security's final report, Human Security Now. In September 2012, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on human security, led by the Japanese initiative. Why did Japan take such an initiative in the late 1990s and what is its future?  In the last few years, the ANU and the University of Tokyo's Graduate School of Human Security have been working on a joint research project on human security in East Asia. Now both countries are facing the realities, dilemmas and paradoxes of human security in their own countries, and in relation to Asia and the Pacific. Questions to be discussed today include should we develop our research on human security in Asia as a strategic partner? What about the agenda for the 20th anniversary of this concept as it was first articulated in the UNDP's Human Development Report 1994?

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