Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Declaration of Support for a Human Security Framework in the Philippine Context

Recognizing that the Philippines is yet to agree on a precise and contextual definition on the concept of human security;

Recognizing that human security does not intend to supplant but rather complement national security;

Recognizing that a comprehensive human security framework builds on the six dimensions of human security as identified by the participants of the TWSC Policy Dialogue Series 2006;

Recognizing the need to mainstream human security in policymaking in the national and local levels of government;

Recognizing that human security at all levels can be achieved only through responsive governance together with a vigilant civil society, active citizens, conscientious business in solidarity with transnational institutions and organizations to invoke international norms and mechanisms in support of human security;

We hereby affirm our support for the mainstreaming of the human security as an alternative framework in policymaking and implementation of initiatives on peace building, conflict prevention, and development.

We hereby commit to work individually to build a community of human security advocates towards the collective effort to mainstream the human security framework at all levels of policymaking.

Signed on the 5th of December 2006 at the Balay Kalinaw, University of the Philippines-Diliman, Quezon City during the TWSC Policy Dialogue Series 2006 session on Defining a Human Security Framework in the Philippine Context.

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