Human Security Report

The Human Security Report (and associated Human Security Brief series) is inspired by the UN’s Human Development Report. The Reports and Briefs provide information and analyses on global and regional trends in armed conflict and other forms of organized violence. They draw on the most recent scholarly research, focus on people rather than states, and are intended to be accessible to non-specialists.

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2013 Human Security Report cover image

Human Security Report 2013

The focus of Human Security Report 2013 is the growing debate over whether the long-term threat of violence—war, terrorism, homicide—has been decreasing or increasing worldwide.

2012 Human Security Report cover image

Human Security Report 2012

The Human Security Report 2012 sheds new light on the human costs of war. It argues that widely held beliefs about wartime sexual violence and the impact of war on education are one-sided and sometimes flat-out wrong.

Human Security Report 2009/2010

Human Security Report 2009/2010

The Human Security Report 2009/2010 analyzes the drivers of war and peace and the causes of the decline in the deadliness of armed conflict over the past six decades.

Human Security Brief 2007

Human Security Brief 2007

Challenging the expert consensus that the threat of global terrorism is increasing, the Human Security Brief 2007 uncovered a sharp net decline in the incidence of terrorist violence around the world.

Human Security Brief 2006

Human Security Brief 2006

The post-Cold War decline in armed conflicts and related fatalities demonstrated in the 2005 Report continued, with sub-Saharan Africa seeing the greatest decrease in political violence.

Human Security Report 2005

Human Security Report 2005

The Human Security Report 2005 documented a dramatic, but largely unknown, decline in the number of wars, genocides and human rights abuse over the previous decade.