Professor Hiroko AKIZUKI, member of the United Nations Commission on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) joined by Professors Misako TAKIZAWA, and Ai KIHARA-HUNT, discussed the current status and issues taken up by CEDAW, followed by a lively exchange of opinions with the participation of experts and scholars. Please click here for the gist of the remarks. (Organized by Akiko ABE)
Mr. Naoto Hisajima, Director-General, Secretariat of the International Peace Cooperation Headquarters, Cabinet Office, Government of Japan stated, that Japan marked the 30th anniversary of Japan’s involvement in international peace cooperation activities, looking back the past experiences and at the way ahead. The seminar was organized by Mr. Daiki Inoue and its report was compiled by Mr. Maciej Witek.
ACUNS Tokyo, Kyoto Peacebuilding Center and Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan will hold a Seminar on Japan`s National Peace Cooperation Activities. Please click here for the full program. If you are interested in participating, please fill in the registration form here by Tuesday, 26 July.
President Tadic started the presentation from his view on Kosovo. In his address as a president in 2008, at the 63rd session of the UN General Assembly, he warned that Kosovo is a crisis that threatens world peace. He underlined that Kosovo’s potential precedence represents a huge problem for international peace and stability. That addressing was in the context of seeking support for the Serbian resolution requesting an advisory opinion on Kosovo’s independence from the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
Ms. Shin-wha LEE, Director of Peace and Democracy Institute at Korea University and President of the Korea Academic Council on the United Nations System, Korea and Professor Heung-Soon PARK of Sun-Moon University, Korea presented their views and perspectives at the ACUNS first plenary session on 24 June 2022. Please click here to read the summary report.
ACUNS Annual Meeting in Geneva on 24 June 2022: Ambassador Takahiro SHINYO, President of the Japan Association for United Nations Studies (JAUNS) and Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan, noted that the war in Ukraine is a crisis of the UN security council, and the NPT system, over the malfunctioning of the UN, centered around the security council, and disarmament of the nuclear weapons. Please click here for the full text.
ACUNS Annual Meeting in Geneva on 24 June 2022: Ms. HU Wenli, Vice President and Director-General of the United Nations Association of China, stated that recent changes in the world are unfolding in ways like never before and is posing challenges that must be taken seriously by the international community. Multilateralism has been severely undermined and encountered an unprecedented adverse current. Please click here for the full text of her statement.
Three Representatives of Academic Associations of China, Japan and Republic of Korea, HU Wenli, SHINYO Takahiro and Shin-wha LEE Present Their Views and Perspectives on the Role of the Untied Nations in Addressing Intensifying Global Challenges. Please click here for the summary report on the session.