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Non-Traditional Security Threats: Global Governance System to Combat the Challenges

Feb 18

3:00 am to 5:00 pm

SDPI, Islamabad

Note: You may also watch live streaming of the event

(Concept Note)

Debate on non-traditional security
(NTS) has its roots way back in 1960s and 1970s, when different scholars,
institutions and organizations started to mention NTST. It is really hard to
count the definite number of non-traditional security threats, as the concept
is still evolving. However, the discourse on NTS had identified few areas of
concern in the realm of NTS e.g. environment degradation, bad governance, weak
political systems, energy, economic, social, scarcity (food, energy, water
etc). On top of all the climate change is recognized by literature, experts,
policy makers, civil society and military personals as threat multiplier factor
to all above mentioned areas of NTS. 

Regrettably, there is lack of global
institutions with clear mandate and scope of work to tackle the issues of
non-traditional security threats. A number of institutions are working on
different elements of NTST but very limited work is done with the lenses of
potential security threats. The objective of this seminar is to identify of
right set of instruments and institutions for developing a good global
governance system to combat the emerging threat of non-traditional security
threats. We believe that a good set of institutions, systems, policies and
right interventions at global level will facilitate the process to address NTST
at all levels.

Entry is open to all

Chair: Ambassador (Retd) Akram Zaki, Former Senator and Chairman Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs


Special Comments

  • Ambassador
    (Retd) Shafqat Kakakhel
    , Former UN
    Assistant Secretary General and Member Board of Governors, SDPI


  • Mr
    Shakeel Ahmad Ramay, Senior Research Associate, Climate Change Study Center,