The Imperative of Human Security within the Framework of Love
From June 17-24, World Unity Week 2023 heralded an invaluable occasion for the HS4A campaign to articulate its mission surrounding the paradigm of human security.
The event, New Earth Rising, substantiated the critical confluence of changemakers, academics, and spiritual luminaries, underscoring that unity is not merely a conceptual ideal but a requisite for global progression.
On the “Promoting Human Security through Love” panel, distinguished speakers such as Audrey Kitagawa, Founder and President of the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, Dr. Ash Pachauri, Co-Founder of Protect Our Planet addressed the symbiotic relationship between human security and the abstract yet potent concept of love. Love, as construed in this context, transcends emotional sentimentality; it’s a robust catalyst capable of guiding decisive actions, mitigating societal schisms, and nurturing harmonious coexistence. It compels a transcendence of parochial limitations, engendering a recognition of the mutual humanity that binds the global populace.
“When we approach Human Security with love, we reject the notion that security is solely about military might or the protection of national interests. We understand that true security extends beyond physical safety and encompasses the fulfilment of basic needs, such as access to food, clean water, healthcare, education, and economic opportunities. Love compels us to advocate for social justice, equality, and the eradication of poverty, knowing that these are essential ingredients for genuine security.”– Dora Damjanovic, PR Manager, Human Security for All
This synthesis of love and security is not a mere academic postulation; it represents a tangible, actionable paradigm. As proponents of human security, it becomes incumbent upon us to engender unity, facilitate mutual understanding, and curate ecosystems characterized by inclusivity and equity.
“Every face is your face, every nerve is your nerve, all hunger is your hunger, all poverty is your poverty, all lives are your life… when you develop this consciousness you will not hurt any other living thing, you will not cause pain, you will not reject any life, and you will not torture anyone, because that is reality of our own existence – we are all one”— Anna Wong, Volunteer
World Unity Week 2023 was not just a temporal assembly; it was a clarion call to the global community to recognize and act upon the intricate interplay between human security and love. By embedding love within the foundational framework of our security initiatives, we have the potential to catalyze a transformative trajectory that reimagines global peace, justice, and unity.
Dora Damjanovic is a Public Relations Manager for the Human Security for All project. She studied Global Affairs at King’s College London, specializing in India, Africa and South America. She is also a Junior Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science and one of the founders of Youth Leadership Network, a global NGO that aims to connect young leaders, activists, and field experts to organizations and projects to create more youth participation in the 21st century. She also has her sustainable clothing brand “Doro Design” through which she promotes sustainable development and raises awareness about climate change. She also worked as a project coordinator assistant in the United Nations and European Parliament.