This guide serves as a starting point to help you find information and resources on the subject of Human Security and Resilience. Explore the navigation menu to find books, databases, journals, websites, and more.
Participants of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Building Resilient Communities’ Digital Media Literacy and Critical Thinking online course will learn about how the process of radicalization works and critically evaluate several examples of extremist messaging. Then, participants will learn to break down the problematic assumptions, data, or logic of those messages by understanding how they work on audiences. With this knowledge, participants can develop strategies within their own communities to increase awareness of how misinformation works as well as resilience to potential radicalization to violence.
The annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – the Human Rights Report – cover internationally recognized individual, civil, political, and worker rights, as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international agreements. The U.S. Department of State submits reports on all countries receiving assistance and all United Nations member states to the U.S. Congress in accordance with the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Trade Act of 1974. Select year and location on the right.
A university-based research and education center comprised of an international network of scholars committed to the scientific study of the causes and human consequences of terrorism in the United States and around the world. Make sure to take a look at the Global Terrorism Database and the START Datasets under Data & Tools.
The Sustainable Development Goals are the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all. They address the global challenges we face, including poverty, inequality, climate change, environmental degradation, peace and justice.
Helps with building resilience, eradicating poverty, reducing inequalities and exclusion and developing policies and leadership skills in more than 170 countries and territories. Explore publications on sustainable development, governance and climate and disaster in the research & publications section.
The UNTFHS finances programmes that translate the human security approach into practical actions and provide concrete and sustainable benefits to vulnerable people and communities threatened in their survival, livelihood and dignity.
The following data resources were prepared by researchers associated with the Center for Systemic Peace and are generated and/or compiled using open source information. These resources are made available as a service to the research community. All CSP/INSCR data resources have been cross-checked with other data resources to ensure, as far as possible, that the information recorded is accurate, reliable, and comprehensive.
The CIRI Human Rights Dataset contains standards-based quantitative information on government respect for 15 internationally recognized human rights for 202 countries, annually from 1981-2011. It is designed for use by scholars and students who seek to test theories about the causes and consequences of human rights violations, as well as policy makers and analysts who seek to estimate the human rights effects of a wide variety of institutional changes and public policies including democratization, economic aid, military aid, structural adjustment, and humanitarian intervention.
The Suite of Food Security Indicators presents the core set of food security indicators. Following the recommendation of experts gathered in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Round Table on hunger measurement, hosted at FAO headquarters in September 2011, an initial set of indicators aiming to capture various aspects of food insecurity is presented here.
The Political Terror Scale (PTS) project was started by Michael Stohl and several graduate students at Purdue University in the early 1980s, essentially as a way of empirically testing whether U.S. foreign aid was being sent to countries that violated international human rights standards, thereby being in violation of federal law. The five level coding scheme employed by the PTS was taken directly from the 1980 Freedom House Yearbook and it has been used ever since. It has since expanded to include the entire world.
This website is meant for scholars and practitioners who wish to examine the causes and impacts of mechanisms that address human rights violations. It was founded to present the work of the Transitional Justice Research Collaborative (TJRC), which ceased operating in 2018. Click the "Browse Data" tab at the top left of the page.
UNODC regularly provides global statistical series on crime, criminal justice, drug trafficking and prices, drug production, and drug use. Data produced by UNODC have multiple sources. Member States regularly submit to UNODC statistics on drugs (through the Annual Report Questionnaire) and crime and criminal justice (through the Crime Trend Survey). Other data are collected through national surveys implemented by UNODC in cooperation with national governments or are compiled from scientific literature. UNODC also applies scientific methods to maximize the comparability of the data and estimate regional and global statistics.
The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are targets for global development adopted in September 2015, set to be achieved by 2030. All countries of the world have agreed to work towards achieving these goals. The SDG Tracker presents data across all available indicators from the Our World in Data database, using official statistics from the UN and other international organizations. It is a free, open-access publication that tracks global progress towards the SDGs and allows people around the world to hold their governments accountable to achieving the agreed goals.
World Development Indicators (WDI) is the World Bank’s premier compilation of cross-country comparable data on development. The World Development Indicators is a compilation of relevant, high-quality, and internationally comparable statistics about global development and the fight against poverty. The database contains 1,400 time series indicators for 217 economies and more than 40 country groups, with data for many indicators going back more than 50 years.
Our World in Data’s mission is to publish the “research and data to make progress against the world’s largest problems”. How do countries around the world compare in terms of interpersonal trust? Explore interactive charts on this site.
First-person storytelling from American diplomats who have participated in newsworthy events overseas. Hosted by an experienced former ambassador and inquisitive writer/director, the casual conversations are educational and entertaining by providing context, details and definitions to the guest real-life stories from behind-the-scenes of international diplomacy.
The Good Friday Agreement. U.S. soccer negotiations for gender parity. The Bring Back Our Girls campaign. How did these deals get made? On The Negotiators, each episode features one person telling the story of one dramatic negotiation. Hosted by Jenn Williams, The Negotiators is a production of Foreign Policy and Doha Debates.
Geopolitical turmoil. A warming planet. Authoritarians on the rise. We live in a chaotic world that’s rapidly shifting around us. “On Shifting Ground with Ray Suarez” explores international fault lines and how they impact us all. Each week, NPR veteran Ray Suarez hosts conversations with journalists, leaders and policy experts to help us read between the headlines – and give us hope for human resilience.
Why It Matters is explaining some of the least-understood issues that are shaping our world. Every two weeks, host Gabrielle Sierra speaks to a diverse lineup of guests with the goal of simplifying a complicated global topic. Will the world run out of coffee? Will wars be fought by killer robots? Is Hollywood giving in to Chinese censorship? With a little bit of humor and a lot of curiosity, Why It Matters is here to dig in and find out.