UN Secretary-General: The Board represents the “surge in diplomacy for peace” and is expected to allow the United Nations to work more effectively with regional organizations, non-governmental groups and others involved in preventive diplomacy around the world.
Trump commended the Secretary General for trying to focus more on people and less on bureaucracy in order to regain the trust of the people around the world.
The Advisory Board on Mediation includes Jean-Marie Guéhenno (France) had served as the UN Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations and Noeleen Heyzer (Singapore) had served as Executive Secretary of the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and as Executive Director of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).
António Guterres’ proposes to establish a combined Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and a single department named the Department of Peace Operations to be responsible for both peacekeeping and special political missions.
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.
In his opening speech to the consultation meeting held with Mr. Hatem Elatawy, Deputy Director of Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA), Director-General Noke indicated three salient developments concerning international peace cooperation.
Hatem Elatawy, Deputy Director of Cairo Center for Conflict Resolution and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) appreciates Japan`s continued contributions to building institutional and human capacity is most desirable for African countries.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General Atul Khare emphasised that the United Nations should find mechanism acceptable to countries in conflict as the UN can neither replace governments of countries in conflict nor impose peace on them.
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.
20 Japanese participants held three day intensive preparatory workshop at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo.