Reducing threats to human security
Synonyms: Preventing global insecurity
Opposing socially destructive forces
Preventing social degradation
Combatting degradation of the social environment
Addressing the root causes of social insecurity
Context: The notions of global (international) security and risk have not been defined precisely and uniformly enough thus far, primarily because they involve threats and opportunities that have not been fully realized. Until recently, international security was considered synonymous with military security, although it is clear that this is an inadequate definition. There are in fact at least eight different types of human security, namely, economic, food, health, environmental, personal, community, political and natural resource. The threats to security are also varied and can be military, economic, social, or ecological.
Type Classification: G: Very Specific strategies