Molaverdi urges regional, global cooperation to guarantee human security

Birjand, South Khorassan Prov., April 24, IRNA – Vice-President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi on Thursday sought regional and international cooperation to guarantee human security, believing the gesture would be more influential than domestic efforts for the purpose.

Addressing closing session of the 2nd International Conference on Human Security in West Asia (ICHSWA) at the University of Birjand, South Khorassan, on Thursday, Molaverdi said, ‘Security can not be limited inside the ruling borders because materialization of the goal will be possible through help of the governmental and non-governmental international institutions.’

She said security west of Asia is of great importance because the area is the bed of great divine religions and the hub of civilizations’ dialogue.

She added that especially over the past two decades, the issue was of double of importance with regards to the fact that the region needed more care of governments and institutions to be in pace and tranquil.

She referred to instabilities and conflicts in the region and their impact on human security and said to this end, serous vulnerabilities were inflicted on social infrastructures and policy of societies, instances of which being recent unrest in Afghanistan and Iraq.

She noted that today, women and children are major silent victims of conflicts worldwide, showing that resolutions by international institutions and councils have failed to leave necessary influence on security of women and children.

She announced that her department has take up diversified measures to guarantee women and family security, thus assisting government with its efforts in that connection.

The first ICHSWA was held at Birjand University in November 2008.

The ICHSWA aims at providing the basis for a comprehensive knowledge, depth and true perception of human security to social and political actors; providing areas of strategy and approaches for cooperation among countries of West Asia in the field of human security with the aim of studying the impact of soft security in this region; defining the general policies towards human security and inspired by political, social and cultural realities of the countries of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan; and reviewing the different theoretical and practical approaches, perspectives and criticisms of human security and the pathology of this concept.