On 7 July, Mr. Yasushi Akashi, Vice President of the UN Association of Japan spoke for one hour to a group of ‘best and brightest’ students who will participate in the JCK youth forum symposium to be held in Gyeongju, South Korea in September 2015.
According to Junya Nakano, Director for Climate Change of MOFA, Japan will call for a new framework to be adopted by COP21 in Paris that will bind all the developed and developing countries together. Please click here for a detailed note written by Rise Katsuda on Nakano’s explanation given on July 4, 2015.
On July 4th, 2015 at a seminar held in Tokyo, Professor Masako Yonekawa of Rikkyo University made a detailed briefing about the political factors that impacted humanitarian assistance as she spoke to Japanese students who are participating in the JCK youth forum in Korea in September 2015.
Please click here for the content of the presentations made at the JCK seminar and the statements issued by Japanese political leaders, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yohei Kono in 1993, Prime Minister Tomiichi Murayama in 1995, Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto in 1996 and other Prime Ministers in subsequent years.
At an international symposium organized by the Academic Council on UN System (ACUNS) on East Asian contributions to UN peace operations held in Geneva on 15th June 2015, former SRSG Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa informed the participants about the past, present and future of Japan’s contributions to UN peace operations. Please click here for the full text.
Chairman of the High Level Independent Panel on UN Peace Operations, former President José Ramos-Horta was welcomed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on 19 June 2015.
At a working lunch hosted by Mr. Satsuki Eda, Supreme Adviser of DPJ and former Minister of Justice, Chair of UN Panel on Peace Operations José Ramos-Horta explained the outcome of its consultations and reviews of UN peace operations.
Zhang Guihong is a senior research professor of the Institute of International Studies at Fudan University, a leading center of research on China’s emerging role on the world stage. The Institute contains a number of research centers covering the various regions of the world, as well as the Centre for Chinese Foreign Policy Studies. Click here his PowerPoint slides on China’s participation and contributions to UN peace operations.