Wednesday, July 4, 2012

The Committee is still accepting abstract submission until the 5th of July 2012.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Registration Form and Conference Paper Requirements

 Conference Participants

Each participant has to fill up a registration form (click to download) and submit it to

Conference Paper Requirements:
  1. Paper’s title and content must be relevant to the issues that will be discussed in the conference.
  2. The paper must be typed onto A4 paper format with Times New Roman font style, size 12, and 1.5 spacing.
  3. Paper’s abstract is to be written in English and is within the range of 150-200 words
  4. The citation style for the paper is EndNote, not footnote or running note
  5. Abstract and full paper is to be submitted in MS Word format to

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Theme and Topics

The theme of the Conference is Addressing the Challenges of Human Security - “Achieving the MDGs”. 

The  Main topics  are:
         1. Food  Security      

b.     2. Economic Security

  3. Health Security

d.     4. Environmental Security

  5. Community Security

g.     6. Political Security

Information for participants

The conference invites the participation of academics and scholars from developing countries, government officials and NGOs as well as those interested in the theme of the conference.

The Conference will be held at Universitas Gadjah Mada on 12- 13 September 2012.

Abstract Submission                     : 1 July 2012.
Acceptance Notification              :  31 July 2012
Full Paper Submission                  : 27 August 2012

The committee will still be accepting Abstract submission until on the 5th of July.

The Committee has limited funds available, therefore 50 selected presenters, considered by the paper submitted, will be provided with accommodation.  However, presenters are expected to pay for their own transportation to and from Yogyakarta.  Participants are advised to seek for their own funding for accommodation, transportation and IDR 200,000 for registration fee.

The conference invites papers from various disciplines on the topics relevant to the theme of the conference. The Relevant topics can address one of these issues :
1.    Different aspects of human security challenges facing developing countries and their implication for MDGs
2.    Success (or, otherwise, unsuccessful) story of countries in addressing human security that others can learn from
3.    Achieving  the  targets of MDGs in developing countries
4.    Developing countries' partnership and cooperation to address the challenges of human security and achieving MDGs
5.    Other topics of interest

Participation fee of IDR 250,000.00 for presenter and IDR 200,000.00 for participants (or, IDR 300,000.00 and IDR 250,000.00 respectively, if paid after 27th August 2012). Limited financial assistance covering accommodation and meals is available for 50 selected papers submitted.

Mode of Payment

1.payment can be made to the 
   Account No.1370010102826,
   Johanna L. Amakali
   Bank Mandiri

2. In cash to Mr. Heru
     Office of International Affairs 
      Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta

Note: proof of payment can be submitted to the committee after payment has been done

Backround of the Conference

UNDP's Human Development Report 1994: New Dimensions of Human Security has brought to the fore the notion of human security in the development discourse. It is a concept built upon a twin foundations freedom: freedom from fear and freedom from want. It also clearly reflects a belief that human development is simply unthinkable while most of the world's population are in a constant state of fear and hunger. This belief has recently also been echoed by Obama in his speech at the acceptance of  Nobel Peace Prize (2009), 'It is undoubtedly true that development rarely takes root without security; it is also true that security does not exist where human beings do not have access to enough food, or clean water, or the medicine they need to survive. It does not exist where children cannot aspire to decent education or a job that supports a family.'
It is with this background in mind that the significance of the notion of human security becomes even more obvious as the world is approaching the date set for achieving the targets of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015. MDGs was adopted in 2000 as a reflection of firm commitment of the international community to use every means to help people rise above extreme poverty through specific measures: (1) eradicating extreme poverty and hunger; (2) achieving universal primary education; (3) promoting gender equality and empowering women; (4) reducing child mortality; (5) improving maternal health; (6) combating HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; (7) ensuring environmental sustainability; and (8) developing a global partnership for development.
While progress towards achieving the targets of the MDGs has undoubtedly been made in many countries, the fact that the challenges to human security is on the rise simply indicates that the achievement of targets of the MDGs in 2015 is at best doubtful. The challenges of human security, therefore, need to be properly and seriously  addressed. It is within this context that developing countries have to double their effort to combat human insecurity in their respective countries. And, enhancing partnership and cooperation among themselves will undoubtedly make difference to this effort.

1.       To provide a venue for dialogues among government officials, policy makers, stakeholders, civil society organizations,scholars and academics from the developing countries concerning  rising and challenging issues in the regions.
2.       To further dig up and revitalize the solidarity of developing countries in facing the issues of human security and its correlation with achievements in MDGs.
3.       To capitalize on lessons learned from various countries experience in managing the stumbling block in achieving MDG through dealing with human security issues.
4.       To strengthen network and cooperation among scholars and academics from developing countries for the promotion of human security awareness.