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Sustainable Development and Human Security

Sustainable DevelopmentThe Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE) and the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) jointly sponsored a two-day conference of leading intellectuals in the region to consider the underly- ing human security requirements for generating sustainable development in Asia Pacific.

ln this report, a summary of the principal points made in discussions during the conference precedes a more detailed synopsis of the presenta- tions and discussion that took place in each of the main sessions. Topics examined included how to promote "good governance," the desirability and feasibility of social safety nets, where to invest in human resource development, and how to balance the need for continued economicdevelopment with environmental imperatives. Additional topics addressed were how to generate cross-sectoral cooperation among local, national, regional, and global institutions and the role of civil society organiza- tions in responding to the challenges of sustainable development and human security.

Chapters

Foreword
Tadashi Yamamoto and Chia Siow Yue
Summary of Discussion
Beyond the Crisis: Development Strategies in Asia
Amartya K.Sen
Synopsis of Presentations and Discussions
Session 1: Good Governance: Does an Asian Model Exist
Session 2: Social Safety Nets: How Desirable? How Feasible?
Session 3: Human Resource Development: Where to Invest for the Future
Session 4: Environmental Protection and Economic Needs: Maintaining a Balance
Session 5: The Roles of Global and Regional Institutions
Session 6: The Role of Civil Society
Session 7: Conclusions: Defining an Intellectual Agenda for Future
Select Annotated Bibliography
Appendix