Tutu endorses new study on global security12 April 2007 at 11:23 am | Posted in Climate change, Desmond Tutu, News, Nobel Peace Prize, Security, Sydney Peace Prize | Leave a comment
Sydney Peace Prize recipient and Nobel laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu has endorsed the Oxford Research Group’s calls for a new approach to global security.
The Oxford Research Group, a leading British think tank, recently released a major new study on global security, titled Beyond Terror: The Truth about the Real Threats to Our World. Commenting on the report which contradicts popular perception that the fundamental threats to global security is come from international terrorism, Tutu said: “This incisive study is radical in the proper sense; it penetrates beneath the surface of the debate in the West over its security to demonstrate that the real threat to global peace and stability lies in our failure to recognise our interdependence – that the well-being of the privileged depends on the well-being of the marginalised.”
The report is co-authored by Paul Rogers, Professor of Peace Studies at the University of Bradford.It lists four more insiduous and dangerous causes of global insecurity:
1) Climate change
2) Competition over resources
3) Marginalisation of the majority world
4) Global militarisation