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.
Members of ACUNS Tokyo Liaison Office, namely Sukehiro Hasegawa, Director, Ai Kihara-Hunt, Deputy Director, Herman Salmon, Deputy Director, Dahlia Simangan, Arbenita Sopaj, and Elizabeth Gamarra discussed how to reach out to the actual and potential members first in the Southeast Asia region and to hold its first online ACUNS Tokyo Forum on November 7. Click here for the concept paper.
ACUNS Annual Meeting, which was scheduled to be held on 25-27 June 2020 in London, is turned into the first all virtual annual meeting. This is a challenge, but also an opportunity. All plenary and panel presentations and discussions will be held on-line. Additional submission of paper presentation and panel presentation proposals are accepted until 15 April 2020. For details, please see https://acuns.org/am2020/
(Ai Kihara-Hunt, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Tokyo, and Member of the Board of Directors, Academic Council on the United Nations System)
The other panelists were Mr. Kwesi Aning, Director, Faculty of Academic Affairs & Research, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre, and Mr. Jean-Luc Lemahieu, Director Division for Policy Analysis and Public Information, UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).
ACUNS Annual Academic Meeting was held at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Six Japanese academic participated in the event. At the Plenary, Kihara-Hunt Ai, University of Tokyo served a panelist. The Japanese scholars who presented papers are Hiromi Fujishige, Associate Professor, Aoyama Gakuin University, Ayako Inokuchi, Doctoral student, Osaka School of International Public Policy, Osaka University, Professors Yasushi Katsuma, Waseda University, Yasue Mochizuki of Kwansei Gakuin University and Yasuhiro Ueki of Sophia University. For more detail, see https://acuns.org/am19-plenary-sessions/
Participants discussed measures to enhance the collaborative relationship between ACUNS and East Asian countries including the possibility of the ACUNS Liaison Office to facilitate the participation of East Asian scholars and practitioners in ACUNS’ Annual Meetings.