Takakazu ITO


Takakazu ITO

 Takakazu ITO (伊藤 孝一)

Current affiliation

 ・Programme Manager, Triangular Partnership Programme, Department of Operational Support, United Nations (2020 – Present)

Activities in the Association

 ・Member of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (since 2020)

 ・Commentator at Peace Cooperation Study Group Seminar “Challenges faced by UN Peacekeeping, MOFA perspective” (2020)

 ・Lecturer at GPAJ Seminar “Triangular Partnerships to strengthen UN peacekeeping” (2019)

 ・Lecturer at SPF & Peace Cooperation Study Group Joint Seminar “UN peacekeeping capacity building through triangular partnerships/ Peacekeeping Summit-Ministerial process” (2019)

Professional history

 ・Senior Programme Officer, Office of the Under-Secretary-General, Department of Operational Support, United Nations 2018

 ・Special Assistant to the Under-Secretary-General, Department of Field Support, United Nations 2012

 ・Special Assistant to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste, United Nations 2008

 ・Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste 2006

 ・Associate Political Affairs Officer, Asia-Pacific Division, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations 2004

 ・Programme Analyst, United Nations Development Programme in Kosovo 2003

 ・Assistant Attaché, Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations 1993

 ・Fuji Bank 1998

Academic training

 ・Masters in Social Science, Long Island University (2002)

 ・Bachelor of Arts, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies (1998)


 ・The Asahi Shimbun, Op-Ed “To strengthen peacekeeping through the expansion of triangular partnerships” (2019)

 ・The Sasakawa Peace Foundation, SPF Now No. 0066 Interview Article “Increasing complexity of conflicts and peacekeeping operations: United Nations’ organizational reforms and challenges”