HEALTH AS A CAUSE OF CONFLICT

Publication date:
12/2016
Author:
Preeti Patel, Senior Lecturer in Global Health and Security, Department of War Studies, King’s College, London
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Since the new millennium, the nexus between health, peace and security has been heavily investigated in academic and policy arenas, especially since the first UN Security Resolution 1308 on a health issue - HIV and peacekeeping (UNSC, 2000). More recently, Francoise Holland, the French President stated, “Our commitment to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 is at stake; as is the cohesion of the international community at a time when health risks represent one of the major threats to peace and security” (Hollande, 2016)