About the Conference
The Fifth Istanbul Human Security Conference, The Role of Non-State Actors in Building Human Security: Opportunities and Challenges Ahead will be taking place on: 20-21 October 2015.
As a close collaboration between the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University, the United Nations Human Security Unit and Kadir Has University in Istanbul, the conference will be hosted by Kadir Has University in Istanbul.
This year we are focusing on the role of non-state actors in building human security. Local and transnational non-state actors usually play an important role in restoration of justice and security in many post-conflict societies. Human security is a people-centered approach to global security that recognizes that lasting peace and social justice cannot be achieved unless people are protected from threats to their rights and basic needs. It is an approach that enables us address the sources of insecurity that affect people all around the world, especially in conflict and post-conflict societies. In this regard, we recognize that non-state actors are usually incorporated in sustaining human security measures worldwide.
The aim of the conference is to critically explore the positive and negative roles that non-state actors play in sustaining human security and analyzing incorporation strategies of planning and implementation of their activities. How can we enable non-state actors to be more effective? What are the challenges and opportunities for incorporating them into sustaining human security? The objective is to therefore provide a forum to explore the interplay between non-state actors and human security within academic and policy realms.
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