The 2030 Agenda emphasizes a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want, free of fear and violence . It calls for development strategies that result in more resilient societies where people are safe from chronic threats such as abject poverty, hunger, disease, violence and repression, and protected from sudden and hurtful disruptions in their daily lives.

The human security approach supports the country-led implementation of the 2030 Agenda by addressing the root causes of persistent poverty; strengthening resilience to climate change and natural disasters; promoting peaceful and inclusive societies; and bolstering the transition from humanitarian crisis to longer term sustainable development. As such the application of human security can significantly enhance actions taken by the UN and its partners to fully realize the transformative promise of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).



Upon successful completion of this course, participants will:

  • Advance planning towards achieving the 2030 Agenda by developing comprehensive, integrated and multi-stakeholder responses at the national, sub-national and local level.
  • Support highly localized and disaggregated analyses allowing for a deeper understanding of persistent and emerging risks towards the achievement of the SDGs.
  • Promote early action, reduce vulnerability and build resilience through inclusive and participatory processes that leave no one behind.
  • Benefit from extensive repertoire of lessons learned and good practices from numerous country contexts.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The course will engage participants with adult learning methodologies, characterized by an interactive training style and a blended approach that fosters knowledge and experience sharing. Case studies and best practices will allow the practical application of analytical frameworks to real-life situations.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

The first part of the course will establish the theoretical and analytical foundation of the human security approach and the 2030 Agenda. It will outline the convergence between the two, and will consider the added value of the human security approach as both an analytical lens and a programming framework for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The second part of the training will be devoted to imparting knowledge and best practices (through case studies and experience sharing) using tools and methodologies.

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

Staff from across the UN, Governments and civil society interested in the 2030 Agenda and its achievement.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

Thanks to a generous contribution from the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS), this course is offered at the subsidized price of 1,000 USD. Sponsoring organizations are responsible for the travel and accommodation of their participating staff.

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