The importance of “human security” will be discussed during the 1st Youth Kyiv Security Forum

20 November 2012, 14:33

On November 23-24, 2012 the 1st Youth Kyiv Security Forum will be held in Kyiv. This Forum will gather young experts from more than 10 countries of the world for discussion about importance of “human security” in international relations. Highly skilled experts from Japan, Germany, USA, Switzerland, the Netherlands as well as representatives of international organizations in Ukraine (UN, NATO, EU etc.) will give their speeches to the youth.

This year, the topic of the Forum will be “Human security in international relations”. “Human security is a new approach for understanding a global level of susceptibility. In contrast to traditional notion of international security, the supporters of “human security” consider that the real object of international security has to be a person.

During the first day of the Forum (November 23) the speeches will be given by Mr. Arseniy YATSENIUK, Founder of Open Ukraine Foundation and People’s Deputy of Ukraine, H. E. Mr. Toichi SAKATA, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Ukraine, and by Mrs. Maria JURIKOVA, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Ukraine. At the opening session of the Forum they will share their ideas concerning modern trends in “human security”, its importance in the development of democratic state, concerning interaction of person and state as well as concerning value of human life.

About practical experience and improvement of the “human security” principles in international organizations will inform Mr. Stephan de SPIGELEIRE, Senior Fellow at the Hague Centre of International Relations, Mr. Gaspar BERGMAN, Human Development Advisor at the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Ukraine, and Ms. Natalia NEMYLIWSKA, Director of the NATO Information and Documentation Center in Ukraine.

The importance of the cyber-security will present Mr. Igor MALCHENIUK, Representative of the Microsoft Ukraine, during his address at the Forum.
During the second day of the Forum (November 24) Prof. William MEYERS from the Missouri University will have a lecture about importance of food security for international stability. Ms. Risako ISHII, Specialist in human security from the University of Tokyo, will continue the work with youth and will show the topic of “freedom of fear” as a basis for the “human security” concept and will inform about the experience in the fight against the poverty in Asia.

Social importance of “human security” (pensions, minimal wage, the right to education, health care) will discuss Ms. Bärbel KOFLER, Member of Bundestag (MdB) of Germany and Chairwoman of the German-Ukrainian Parliamentary Group of the German Bundestag.

1st Youth Kyiv Security Forum will be held on November 23-24, 2012 in Kyiv in Riviera Hotel (Sagaidachnogo-Str., 15, 7th floor).

ACCREDAITATION for the journalists for participation at the Forum will be open till 3:00 pm on November 22.
Contact for media: Kateryna Korobovtseva, phone: 220-1840, mob: 050 331 62 06, [email protected]

! IMPORTANT. If you are interested in interview or comment from the experts of the Forum, please, let us know in advance for making the schedule.

Youth Kyiv Security Forum – a new initiative of Arseniy Yatsenyuk Foundation “Open Ukraine”, which aims to create a platform for discussion by young experts from different countries urgent issues of international relations and foreign policy of Ukraine.

1st Youth Kyiv Security Forum will be held November 23-24 and will bring young experts from over 10 countries to discuss the importance of human security in the development of international relations. Guest speakers for young people will include specialists from Japan, Germany, USA, Switzerland, the Netherlands, as well as representatives of international organizations in Ukraine, including the UN, NATO, EU.

The Youth Forum is made possible through a partnership with Victor Pinchuk Foundation, Regional Representation of Friedrich Ebert Foundation in Ukraine, and with the support of The Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation (a project of German Marshall Fund, USA), Center of NATO Information and Documentation in Ukraine, Democratic Control of Armed Forces (Switzerland) and the Center for International and European Studies at Kadir Has University (Turkey).