UN Senior Official Takakazu ITO discusses Japan’s leadership role and the growing participation of countries in triangular partnerships to strengthen UN peacekeeping operations. (11/08/2022)

2022-08-11

Triangular partnerships are now part of the backbone of United Nations peacekeeping. This was Mr. Ito’s central message during his participation at a recent GPAJ seminar “Japan’s International Peace Cooperation: Past, Present, and Future.” His remarks focused on the growth and benefits of the UN Triangular Partnership Programme (TPP), as well as Japan’s contributions to peacekeeping operations through TPP.
The TPP, which brings together the UN Secretariat, Troop- and Police-Contributing Countries (T/PCCs), and Member States with needed expertise and resources, started out as an engineering training project in East Africa in 2015. Now, seven years later, it has evolved and expanded into a comprehensive training and capacity-building programme, diverse in its themes and regions of operation. This shift is largely due to the growing recognition that TPP is much more than “investments” in the potential deployment of T/PCCs. Rather, they are “enablers” that support T/PCCs to deploy better-trained units and maximize impact in missions.

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“Status of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)” by Professor Hiroko AKIZUKI (30/07/2022)

2022-07-30

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)

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“Japan`s International Peace Cooperation: Past, Present, and Future” by Mr. Naoto HISAJIMA (27/07/2022)

2022-07-27

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.

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“The Ukrainian Crisis: A View from a Former President of the Republic of Serbia” by Mr. Boris Tadić, Former President of Serbia (02/07/2022)

2022-07-02

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).

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The Statement of ACUNS Annual Meeting in Geneva on 24 June 2022: Professor Ai Kihara-Hunt of the University of Tokyo and Mr. LI Kaisheng, Senior Researcher of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (24/06/2022)

2022-06-24

Professor Ai Kihara-Hunt of the University of Tokyo and Mr. LI Kaisheng, Senior Researcher of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS), China, commented on the Asian Perspectives presented by representatives of China, Japan and South Korea. Please click here for their comments.

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The Statement of ACUNS Annual Meeting in Geneva on 24 June 2022: Ms. Shin-wha LEE, President of the Korea Academic Council on the United Nations System, and Professor Heung-Soon PARK of Sun-Moon University (24/06/2022)

2022-06-24

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.

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The Statement of ACUNS Annual Meeting in Geneva on 24 June 2022: Ambassador Takahiro SHINYO, President of the Japan Association for United Nations Studies (24/06/2022)

2022-06-24

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.

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