Jonathan Jansen, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Free State (UFS), opened the eagerly anticipated ‘Freedom – Our Responsibility conference’ (26 – 30 September), held in Bloemfontein, South Africa. The conference was in partnership with the Lyndi Fourie Association International (LFAI) and Initiatives of Change South Africa.
Human Security is 20 years old. The anniversary was commemorated by a gathering in Oxford of academics, diplomats and UN officials from over 20 countries. The three-day conference, hosted by Oxford Brookes University, heard from every continent of the impact of the human security approach to global challenges.
How do we know that the products we use for our daily care are safe? Or whether the drugs we are prescribed are produced in an environmentally friendly way? Can we trust that there are no harmful chemicals in our food?