27 September, 2007
On Friday, 28 September 2007, Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Petros Doukas will chair the annual working dinner of the Human Security Network, which will take place in New York, on the margins of the UN General Assembly.
Our country, which has held the one-year Chairmanship of the Human Security Network since last May, will present an Action Plan, the central issue of which is “Climate change with the focus on the impact on vulnerable groups, such as women, children and persons fleeing their homes due to climate change”.
Launched in 1999, the Network is participated in by Canada, Norway, Switzerland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Austria, Slovenia, Jordan, Chile, Costa Rica, Thailand and Mali, while South Africa has observer status.
The objective of the Greek Chairmanship of the Human Security Network consists in the study of the human security impact of climate change and global warming on vulnerable groups in the global population.
This is an issue that has drawn the particular interest of the international community regarding the repeated appearance of symptoms in many corners of the world and how they can be addressed, a fact which is strengthening and contributing to the international dialogue on environmental protection and the impact of climate change.
Protection of vulnerable groups from violence and exploitation, Human Security policy within the framework of regional-intergovernmental cooperation to combat Human Trafficking and the policy of the Network within the framework of Migration and Development are among the issues that have been addressed at previous meeting under the Greek chairmanship.