An independent global commission dedicated to exploring ways of reducing human suffering and insecurity agreed over two days of meetings in Tokyo that the concept of human security is shifting from the national to the individual level.

“We agreed on the paradigm shift from national security to human security, which is more focused on individual security,” said Amartya Sen, who jointly chaired the Commission on Human Security together with Sadako Ogata, Japan’s special envoy on Afghan affairs.

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