The Arab Human Development Report 2009: Challenges to Human Security in the Arab Countries has been issued. Prepared by independent scholars drawn from the region, the report argues that human security is a prerequisite for human development, and that the widespread absence of human security in Arab countries undermines people’s options. The report identifies several ways that Arab countries can improve human security:
  • Strengthen the rule of law
  • Protect the environment
  • Safeguard the rights of women
  • Address the weak structural underpinnings of the Arab oil economy
  • Tackle poverty and end hunger
  • Boost public health
  • End occupation, armed conflict, and military intervention

Download the report in English (pdf, 3.61MB) or Arabic (pdf, 3.99MB) from the website.

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