i3 | January 04, 2023

New Solutions for Global Challenges

CTA Staff
CES 2023

Technology advances hope around the world.

CES attendees often ask whether the show follows a theme. CES® 2023 not only features a theme, but also the announcement of a first-of-its-kind collaboration between the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) and HS4A — Human Security for All — a global campaign of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) and the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS).

HS4A advances the concepts of human security throughout the world, and the new partnership with CTA will bring key dimensions of human security to the technology sector while illustrating how tech innovation can solve humankind’s greatest challenges, including famine, disease, conflict and climate change.

First introduced by the UN in 1994, the concept of human security recognizes the importance of personal

well-being and features eight security pillars tied to an individual’s experiences in life, including food, access to health care, personal income, environmental protection, personal safety, community security and political

freedom. The Human Security for All theme will be visible throughout CES 2023 exhibits and programming that feature tech solutions and keynotes highlighting innovations that improve lives, as well as in the Innovation Awards Program

Technology’s Critical Role in Human Security

Human security recognizes the importance of personal well-being and includes eight security pillars tied to an individual’s experience in life. Tech innovation can be the catalyst for discovering new solutions to some of humankind’s most pressing challenges.

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Food Security

Technology aids in producing nutritious food that is accessible to all people, more efficiently, with less waste, water and land. From growing to distributing food, innovative tech can bring the necessary dietary needs to all communities.

Access to Health care

Innovation improves patient care and health outcomes. Technologies include health products/services that empower individuals to have more control over their health as well as access to health care in remote settings.

Economic Security

Innovation creates a pipeline for new companies, ideas and job opportunities. These technologies enable entrepreneurs to start a business, run a business and offer opportunities for meaningful work at a fair wage.

Environmental Protection

Technology creates a path to a more sustainable future. Innovation helps reduce our environmental footprint and better harness climate-friendly energy resources while introducing novel approaches to limiting waste.

Personal Safety

Technologies can keep individuals, their finances, data and privacy safe. This includes innovation such as blockchain-enabled tech and cybersecurity products, as well as products and technologies that limit risk for personal well-being.

Community Security

Technology enables access to information and education, and provides services that keep communities safe. These technologies provide better emergency services for citizens or deployment of wireless broadband in remote areas.

Political Freedom

Innovation empowers governments and citizens to connect and share information freely and fairly. Constituencies equipped with tools that strengthen self-determination can prosper peacefully.


Technology gives individuals independence to move freely without sacrificing their well-being or livelihoods. Technology is speeding to market safe, reliable, autonomous, efficient and accessible modes of transportation.