At the conference of the Japan Association for Human Security Studies held in Kyoto, Japan, ACUNS Tokyo Liaison Office Deputy Director, Prof. Ai Kihara-Hunt of the University of Tokyo, presented her findings on the militarization of UN Police personnel and the rise of Protection of Civilians mandates in UN peace operations.
Ken Inoue, one of UNITAR Advisory Board members, reports on UNITAR`s pre-deployment training program for military personnel and formed police units assigned to UN Peacekeeping operations.
Well planned and organized seminar is attended by 30-40 participants who asked about the changing roles of Japan in UN peace operations.
Hasegawa expresses his hope that Prime Minister Alkatiri can succeed in not only governing the country peacefully but also transforming it into a self-reliant country without corruption.
Hasegawa presents Kibeho tragedy or massacre as an unintended consequence of the protection of civilians in theory and practice.
Japanese Government Officials and Professor Hasegawa participate in the conference along with 250 specialists in PKO training from all over the world.
Hasegawa explained UN mission leader needs to be “a right person at a right time” to help national and community leaders change their mindsets and building peace. (Photo: CCCPA)
Prof. Ai Kihara-Hunt of Tokyo University elaborated on the legal development related to sexual violence during the conflict and recommended on how to better prevent further SEA by UN personnel.
Ambassador Lu Shumin, President of UN Association of China welcomed Dr. Genshitsu Sen, President and Vice President Akashi Yasushi of UN Association of Japan as well as Vice President Ambassador Ho-Jin Lee of UN Association of the Republic of Korea and Ambassador Park Soo Gil, President of the World Federation of UN Associations.
At the UN Forum network conference held in Tokyo, Professor Hasegawa, President of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan, explained the significance of progress made and challenges faced by Rwanda after the Genocide of 1994. Please click here for the summary of his presentation.