Dr. Ai Kihara-Hunt of the University of Tokyo calls for new and existing measures to be led by human rights as their guiding value, thus requiring all actors to pay special attention to vulnerable people.
Dr. TAKEMI who is also Chairman of the Federation of Western Pacific Parliamentarians said that all nations must work together on issues common interest to the international community such as infectious diseases, and to establish an institutional framework for collaboration in order to contribute to global governance in the future.
Three events proposed and approved by the Diet Committee for World Federalist Movement are (1) Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum (co-sponsored by the Diet Committee and the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan), (2) the Commission on Global Governance continues to address global issues, e.g. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and gender empowerment, and (3) a signature movement to establish the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.
Rational solutions to these problems are should not be for finding solutions that benefit only oneself but that should have altruistic spirit. It should also serve the purpose of SDGs, i.e. “None should be left behind.”
Spread of new coronavirus is serious but not new as the mankind had experienced more deadly pandemic before such as the Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed millions of soldiers and people. The international community must be united in safeguarding the health and life of people around the world.
He is a member of the House of Representatives, and a former leader of Kibō no Tō. Before joining Kibō, Tamaki was a member of the Democratic Party.
Mr. FUKUYAMA is a native of Tokyo, he graduated from Doshisha University and received a master’s degree from Kyoto University.