Human Security and Japanese Diplomacy: Debates on the Role of Human Security in Japanese Policy
Human security is widely seen as comprising both ‘freedom from fear’ and ‘freedom from want’. Among international organizations, the Commission of Global Governance tends to emphasize ‘freedom from fear’ while the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) understands human security as also encompassing ‘freedom from want’. Similarly, at individual state level, Japan and Canada have adopted contrasting positions. While Canada, a leading contributor to the UN peacekeeping operations, emphasizes the dimension of ‘freedom from fear’, Japan, a leading donor of development assistance, emphasizes the dimension of ‘freedom from want’.
KeywordsSecurity Council United Nations Development Programme State Security Development Assistance Global Governance
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