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.
The annual meeting of the Presidents of UN Associations of China, Japan and Kore and the World Federation of UN Associations were held on September 28, 2017 in Beijing, China. From Japan, Dr. Genshitsu Sen, President and Vice President Yasushi Akashi, Madame Momoyo Ise, member of the Board of Directors, and Sukehiro Hasegawa, Director for Academic Exchange, participated in the meeting along with Secretary-General Ms. Sachiko Akiyama and Ms. Kim of the Secretariat. The UN Association of Chia was represented by its President Ambassador Lu Schumin, who was joined by Ambassador Wang Xuexian, Vice President and Secretary-General Zhang Dan and Director for External Relations Zhang Yi、Senior Advisors Ms. Li Nan, and Lu Hairong along with secretariat staff, You Bishun and Liu Qing. Vice President of the UN Association of Korea, Ambassador Ho-Jin Lee was joined by Vice Presidents Joun-yung Sun and Professor Heung-soon Park. The World Federation of United Nations Associations was represented by its President Park Soo Gil and Vice President Cho Chang-Beom.
On August 28, there were bilateral meetings among UN Associations of the three countries and also with the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA) in the morning and the trilateral meetings of all participants in the afternoon.
In the morning of August 28, bilateral meetings were held among UN Associations of the three countries and the World Federation of UN Associations (WFUNA).
- Bilateral Meeting of UNA-China and UNA-Japan
- Meeting of UNA-ROK and WFUNA
- Bilateral Meeting of UNA-China and UNA-ROK
- Meeting of UNA-Japan and WFUNA
- Meeting of UNA-China and WFUNA
- Bilateral Meeting of UNA-Japan and UNA-ROK
Dr. Genshitsu Sen, President and Vice President Yasushi Akashi, Madame Momoyo Ise, member of the Board of Directors, and Sukehiro Hasegawa, Director for Academic Exchange, participated in the bilateral meeting with their Chinese counterparts of the UN Association of Chia, President Ambassador Lu Schumin, Ambassador Wang Xuexian, Vice President and Secretary-General Zhang Dan and Director for External Relations Zhang Yi who are shown in the photo.
In the meeting between UN Association of Japan and Republic of Korea, Vice President Ho-Jin Lee and Vice President Joun-yung Sun exchanged their views with their Japanese counterparts, Dr. Genshitsu Sen, President and Vice President Yasushi Akashi about the contributions made by the former Secretary-General, Ban Kim-moon and his withdrawal from the president race in South Korea.
President Park Soo Gil and Vice President Cho Chang-Beom of the World Federation of United Nations Association explained the role and activities of the World Federation and expressed their hope that the UN Association of Japan join in the Federation.
The trilateral meeting of the President of three UN Associations of the UNA-China, UNA-Japan and UNA-Republic of Korea was held with the participation of WFUNA. The plenary meeting had four sessions on topics ranging from development to culture and peace. Each session started with presentations by experts.
- Topic 1: Sustainable Development AgendaLead speech by Professor Zhang Haibin, Peking University
- Topic 2: Priorities of UN Secretary-GeneralLead speech by Madam Zhang Dan, UNA-China
- Topic 3: Culture Dialogue for Peace and DevelopmentLead speech by Professor Gu Jun, Beijing Foreign Studies University
- Topic 4: Peacekeeping and Peace BuildingLead speech by Associate Professor He Yin, China Peacekeeping Police Training Center,Discussion among China, Japan, ROK and WFUNA
The plenary meeting was concluded by President LU Shumin and by Mr. Yasushi Akashi who thanked the Chinese host for having organized a very fruitful and enriching meeting.