[POSTPONED] Former UN Ambassador Kenzo OSHIMA of Japan will present the findings of the Independent Commission of Enquiry on Myanmar’s Rohingya problem on 29 March 2020. (29/03/2020)

 The Independent Commission created by the Myanmar government presented its report on January 20 indicating that Myanmar security forces committed serious human rights violations or disproportionate use of force during the internal armed conflict in August-September 2017 in northern Rakhine State which led to mass displacement of Rohingya Muslims but that they did not commit genocide against the ethnic minority.

Members of the Independent Commission of Inquiry for Rakhine at a press briefing in Myanmar’s capital Naypyidaw on August 16, 2018. (Source: AFP)

Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ)
44th Seminar
29 March 2020 15:30-17:30
JICA Ichigaya Global Plaza Conference Room


15:00 Registration
15:30 Opening remarks
15:35 Presentation of the Commission Report
     Ambassador Kenzo OSHIMA
      (Former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations,
      and Member of Myanmar’s Independent Commission of Enquiry
      into the incident of August-September 2017
      resulting in the mass displacement of Rohingya People)
16:15 Panel Discussion
     Mr. Yasushi AKASHI, Special Advisor, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan
     Ms. Naoko KUMAGAI, Director, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan
16:35 Short break
16:40 Open Discussion: Comments, Questions and Answers
17:30 End of the Seminar
17:30 Informal reception
18:30 End of the reception

Ambassador Kenzo OSHIMA

 Kenzo OSHIMA is currently the Managing Director of Africa Society of Japan. His government and diplomatic service included: Vice President of Japan International Cooperation Agency (2007-2011), Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations (2004-2007), Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (2001-2003). He also served as the Secretary-General of the Secretariat for International Peace Cooperation Headquarters in the Office of the Prime Minister of Japan, where he oversaw Japan’s peacekeeping and humanitarian assistance program.

明石 康 GPAJ特別顧問
Yasushi AKASHI

 公益財団法人国立京都国際会館理事長、関西学院大学 SGU招聘客員教授、スリランカ平和構築担当日本政府代表
国際連合事務局入り(1957)。日本政府国連代表部大使(1979)、国連事務次長(広報担当、軍縮担(1979-92)、国連カンボジア暫定統治機構(UNTAC)事務総長特別代表(1992)、旧ユーゴスラビア国連事務総長特別代表(1994)、国連事務次長(人道問題担当、1996)。広島平和研究所長(1998-99)、特別非営利活動法人日本紛争予防センター会長(1999-2011)、公益財団法人国際文化会館理事長(2009-2018)。東京大学教養学科卒、米国バージニア大学修士(国際関係論)

熊谷 奈緒子 GPAJ 理事
Naoko KUMAGAI

 国際大学国際関係学研究科准教授。国際政治論、国際機構論、国際紛争処理論、日本外交史の講義を担当。ニューヨーク市立大学大学院にて博士号取得(政治学)。慰安婦問題について特に政治的道徳的側面からの研究を続けている。慰安婦問題の和解に関して、アジア女性基金とドイツの「記憶・責任・未来」基金の比較研究を行う。著書に『慰安婦問題』(ちくま新書、2014年)。論文には「人権の普遍性とその濫用の危険性」『新しい地政学』北岡伸一、細谷雄一[編](東洋経済、2020年)。

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