Raising awareness about non-traditional threats to human security

03/02/2017
Kết quả hình ảnh cho non-traditional threats
Non-traditional security threats are very diverse and found in many areas of socio-economic life; causes to these threats are complex, including natural and artificial threats; have the ability to spread quickly in a large scale and transnational impacts. Some non-traditional security threats can transform into traditional ones if there is lack of security threat control, administration and coordination mechanism for action among nations.
It is from the above characteristics, for each non-traditional security threat there must be corresponding solutions to organize force and implementer, resources and working methods. It is difficult to apply specific measures in prevention, response and control of one non-traditional security threat to other. This article will only mention common solutions to prevent, control and respond to non-traditional security threats in the specific conditions of our country.
Documents of the Party mentioned recent non-traditional security threats with some special characteristics as follows: 1. Our Party has always put non-traditional security threats alongside traditional one, in which tradition security threats though are still potential and manifest in different forms and levels mainly follow peaceful trend while non-traditional security threats have fiercely emerged; 2. Non-traditional security challenges are developing complicatedly due to the negative side of globalization, market economy, the use of science-technology; 3. Forms of non-traditional security threats are human security, financial security, energy security, food security, climate change, natural disasters, and epidemics. The scale of non-traditional security threats will be expanded with complex development requiring continued monitoring, research and timely supplement; 4. Non-traditional security threats are not specific to Vietnam but global; 5. A number of non-traditional security threats can transform into traditional ones, such as ethnic conflict, religious conflict, terrorism, and political unrest.
On the basis of the Party viewpoints, it is necessary to make the political system, and stakeholders responsible for administration of non-traditional security threats, business community and the entire people to be fully aware of challenges, impacts, the effect of non-traditional security threats to human life, community and national security. On the domain of human security, non-traditional security threats have impacts on physical and mental health of human beings, such as spreading of epidemic, trafficking and use of drugs, trafficking in people (children, women, illegal immigrants). On the domain of community security and national security, non-traditional security emerges due to threats of food shortages, water resources and energy shortages and disputes, high-tech and cyber security crimes, financial speculation and security. On the domain of national sovereignty, non-tradition security issues create a direct threat, capable of transforming into the traditional security threats. On the domain of global security, the issues of maritime and aviation security, energy security, financial security, cross-border migration, dangerous disease transmitted in human and plants are transnational, no single country can solve on their own.
Prompted by that understanding, each stakeholder with their responsibility must be prepared, proactively prevent and respond to non-tradition security challenges. Many non-traditional security problems arise from artificial factors, i.e. caused by people accidentally or intentionally, and in their turn pose threats to human security, community security, national security and the broader human security. Therefore, prevention of non-tradition security threats is a very basic task, which is done by raising awareness and responsibility of each individual and society, through specific actions in everyday life, such as heightening sense of responsibility to protect the ecological environment, adopting sober attitude before negative impacts of the market economy and globalization, making wise choice of scientific and technological advances, respecting different values and shared interests between community groups with different levels of living standards. On the basis of enhanced awareness, effective response to non-traditional security threats can be made by building synchronous institutions, mechanisms, policies, apparatus and specific people.
Another issue of importance in raising awareness about non-tradition security challenges is to make people reflect on threats to human security, public security, national security and human security. For human security, the non-traditional security threats affect adult healthy maturity guaranteed by security and welfare, meaning threaten the right to development of human in the modern world. For public security, the non-tradition security threats endanger stability and development of the community, even degrade or disintegrate the whole community due to separation, conflict, epidemic, injury, death, lack of minimum security conditions for development, impact of environmental hazards, terrorism, ethnic and religious conflicts. For national security, non-traditional security issues either at low or high level, directly or indirectly threaten the national security, from environment security, energy security, cyber security, food security, maritime security, cultural security to ethnic issue, religious issue, terrorism, financial security, and cross-border migration.

Raising awareness for different components of society on non-tradition security threats can be made in many different ways. First is through the media including radio and television, print and the internet to raise public awareness. The second form is to integrate education and raising awareness of people and businesses on non-traditional security issues into programs, and projects on economic, cultural, social development and protection of ecological environment.
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John Smith 6/2/17 15:15

Non-traditional security (NTS) issues — such as transnational crime, terrorism, disaster relief, information security, climate change, and public health epidemics — are now considered core national security issues.

LawrenceSamuels 6/2/17 15:17

The rise of NTS issues presents new challenges for developing a regional security architecture can be considered true security issues.

yobro yobro 6/2/17 15:18

It is necessary to define what constitutes a security issue today.

MaskOf Zero 6/2/17 15:19

By focusing on whether a given issue represents an existential threat — typically to a state or non-state actor — securitisation theory enables analysts to both expand and limit the field of security issues.

Only Solidar 6/2/17 15:29

Many non-traditional security threats arise from counter-developmental condition or unsustainable development. Here, the solution to prevent and respond to non-traditional security threats must be integrated into the each strategy, program, plan and development project.

Deck Hero14 6/2/17 15:30

For non-traditional security threats arising from market risks (such as financial security), proactive response starts with perfecting the socialist-oriented market economy, restructuring the State functions, in order to minimize negative impacts of the market when in crisis.

Gentle Moon 6/2/17 15:30

It is necessary to actively promote proactive efforts for cooperation and fighting in both bilateral and multilateral relations on the basis of protecting national interests and sharing common interests with other countries.

Jane smartnic 6/2/17 15:31

These scenarios should be prepared into various schemes, and drills periodically conducted to develop skills in organizing force, distribution of resources and methods, to avoid passivity when abnormal situations occur.

Love Peace 6/2/17 15:32

some of the non-traditional security problems particularly ethnic and religious issues, are often taken advantage of to cause political unrest, if the problems are not handled wisely they will spark armed conflicts, military intervention from the outside and separatism.

Pack Cassiopian 6/2/17 15:33

In the process of providing aid to prevent and respond to non-traditional security threats, donors also have their own objectives to influence recipient countries and promote technological changes in favor of the capitalists, recipient countries need to recognize the duality of aid to take advantage of the positive elements and limit the negative elements.

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