Since the end of the Cold War, armed conflicts have increasingly taken place within, and not between, states.  National security remains important, but in a world where war between states is becoming rare the concept of human security is gaining importance.  For some proponents of human security, the term is limited to threats from violence; for others the term is used to address a broader range of threats including hunger, disease, natural disasters and other disruptive challenges affecting individuals and communities.  This strategy has adopted the broader concept of human security.

The Government of Slovenia is a strong supporter of policies, organisations, programmes and international initiatives which strengthen human security. Slovenia chaired the Human Security Network in 2006 and 2007, and placed great emphasis on the concept of human security during its Presidency of the European Union in 2008.  By definition, mine action, the control of SALW and other post-conflict work contribute to the goals of human security.

The revised name of the ITF: International Trust Fund to Enhance Human Security recognises the need for the organisation to address a broad range of global post-conflict and disruptive challenges which threaten the security of individuals and communities.

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