Economic, Social and Cultural Rights & Poverty Reduction

Economic human security threats include inequalities in asset ownership, employment, and other economic opportunities, leading to inequalities in incomes. Social human security threats include inequality in access to services, such as education, health, and housing, and is associated with inequalities in health and educational outcomes. Politico-cultural human security threats consist of inequalities in the community, distribution of political opportunities, and power, including control over the presidency, the cabinet, the army, the police, and regional and local governments.

Sometimes this fear results from the fragile political and socio-economic situation of the country in which the people live. Fragility involves a variable degree of regional, national or local instability, which is rooted in a mix of political, institutional, economic, social, cultural, and/or environmental factors.