OFF-SITE EVENT Human Security in Asia

November 10, 2004
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Wednesday, November 10
6:30 – 8 pm

This program will take place at Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (corner of 70th Street), New York City.

Sadako Ogata, President, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Sadako Ogata, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency and former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, examines the concept and practice of human security, an expanded definition of traditional notions of international security that aims to encompass a human dimension–people’s lives, livelihoods and sense of well-being in harmony with the environment within which they live. Originating in Asia, the concept is based on the lessons learned from Asia’s monetary crisis in the 1990s, which brought into focus the need to strengthen the social safety net to protect people from unexpected economic shifts. Mrs. Ogata co-chaired the Commission on Human Security, which has worked to strengthen human security at the community, national and international levels.

Presented as part of Asia Society’s Citigroup Asian Distinguished Leaders Series.

Tickets: $15; Japan Society & Asia Society members $10; NGOs/academic $7. To order tickets, please call the Asia Society Box Office at (212) 517-ASIA or e-mail: [email protected]. Advance registration or ticket purchase is highly recommended. A credit card is required to hold a reservation.

  • Wednesday, November 10, 2004
  • 6:30 pm