Gary Lewis
Human Security

We should focus on Human Security. In this powerful talk, Gary Lewis shares how the essential point about human security is that it shifts focus away from the traditional preoccupation of “national security” – which is the state – and places it on people – on individuals.

Gary Lewis – a native of Barbados – has served with the United Nations for over 27 years in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean. He is currently the UN Resident Coordinator in Iran. In this capacity he is responsible for the UN’s work in the priority areas of poverty, health, environment, disaster mitigation, drug control and refugees.