Former UN Under-Secretary-General Yasushi Akashi will open the first Annual Meeting of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan at Tokyo University Komaba Campus on 2 December 2017 (16/10/2017)

 Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamura, Representative of the Government of Japan for the International Peace and Stability, will deliver the keynote speech on “New Challenges for Peace Operations in Africa”.


 Mr. Yasushi Akashi, former Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Cambodia and former Yugoslavia will make opening remarks. Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamura, Representative of the Government of Japan for the International Peace and Stability will deliver the keynote speech on the new challenges for peace operations in Africa at the annual general meeting of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan. This first annual meeting will be held at the Komaba Campus of the University of Tokyo in Shibuya City, Tokyo.


Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan
Annual Meeting


Changing Nature of Peacebuilding: Roles of the International Community and Japan


MC: Professor Kihara-Hunt Ai, University of Tokyo



10:00-10:30 Opening Sessions

  • Professor Yasunobu Sato
    Director, Sustainable Peace Research Center, Tokyo University
  • Mr. Yasushi Akashi
    Former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Cambodia and former Yugoslavia
  • Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa
    President, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan

10:30-12:00 Plenary Session

  • Mr. Yoshifumi Okamura, Representative of the Government of Japan for the International Peace and Stability
    Keynote speech on “New Challenges for UN Peace Operations in Africa”

12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-16:15 Working Group Sessions

13:00-14:30

  1. Changing Nature of UN Peace Operations (Room 1)
  2. Rule of Law in UN Peace Operations (Room 4)

14:45-16:15

  1. Regional Peace Operation: Directions and Policies (Room 1)
  2. Conditions for Peacebuilding (Room 4)

16:30–17:30 Plenary Session

Reporting of the outcome of the working group

17:30-17:40 Closing remarks

President, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan

17:40-17:45 Administrative announcement

GPAJ Deputy-Secretary-General Masakuni Tanimoto



 If you are interested in participating in the annual meeting of GPAJ, please send your name, functional title and contact e-mail address to Professor Kihara-Hun Ai, kihara-hunt@gpaj.org by 20 November 2017. Presenters and comments may be made in either Japanese or English. No simultaneous interpretation will be provided.



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