The UN, the Private Sector, and Human Security Partnerships


The UN, the Private Sector, and Human Security Partnerships

Hosted by LSE IDEAS

Old Theatre, Old Building


Yukio Takasu

Yukio Takasu

UN Special Adviser on Human Security

Mary Martin

Mary Martin

Director, UN Business and Human Security Initiative, LSE IDEAS


Michael Cox

Michael Cox

Director, LSE IDEAS

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To mark the launch of a new research and policy initiative on business and Human Security by LSE IDEAS, Yukio Takasu, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Adviser on Human Security will speak about the role of the private sector working with governments to address insecurity and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Yukio Takasu was appointed as Special Adviser on Human Security by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in 2017. He was formerly appointed as Special Adviser on Human Security in 2010, a role which he concurrently undertook during his tenure as Under-Secretary-General for Management (2012-2017).

Mary Martin is director of the UN Business and Human Security Initiative, part of the LSE IDEAS United Nations at LSE project. Her research focuses on the role of the private sector in conflict and peacebuilding and private security in the international system.

Michael Cox is Director of LSE IDEAS and Emeritus Professor of International Relations at LSE.

LSE IDEAS (@lseideas) is LSE's foreign policy think tank. We connect academic knowledge of diplomacy and strategy with the people who use it.

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #UNatLSE. This event will be live-tweeted by @lseideas.

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