Why this campaign now

The world is changing in unprecedented ways.

Recent crises from the coronavirus pandemic to climate change and natural disasters, new and old conflicts on several continents, misinformation and violent extremism have devastated our lives and economies – undermining our security and respecting no borders.

Today’s threats travel the globe quickly and affect us personally, setting off a chain of events that can endanger our health, our safety and our ability to meet our basic needs.

In this context, our current approaches fall short.

A peaceful and prosperous world must be about people; their survival, livelihood and dignity and their aspiration to live free from fear and want.

It is time to unite behind a shared vision of Human Security for All.

Our goal

The original HS4A campaign was developed in partnership with the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security and the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS). This website is solely an initiative of (WAAS) and the information and views presented on this site do not represent the views of the United Nations or its Member States.

Our aim is to:

  • Promote human security among networks of people who play key roles in adopting new ideas and translating them into action – policymakers, youth leaders, private sector innovators and financiers as well as educators, scientists, artists and more.
  • Generate widespread awareness of the urgent need to advance human security and its application in response to today’s interlinked crises in communities across the globe.
  • Create a global constituency for human security that helps drive support for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
  • Call for concrete action to achieve human security for all by actively promoting solutions and amplifying stories of success.