Online Seminar on “Present at the Closing: A Personal Insight into The Last Days of the Soviet Union” will be held with Mr. David Chikvaidze as the keynote speaker and former Ambassador of Japan to the UN Tsuneo Nshida, Chair of ACUNS Lise Howard and Dr. Vesselin Popovski, Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of United Nations at the Jindal Global University in India as the panel discussants. Those interested in participating in this seminar are invited to register with Professor Ai Kihara-Hunt (aikiharahunt[@]g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp). (02/02/2021)

2021-02-02

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In his keynote address to the conference of Japanese parliamentary members` peace forum in Tokyo, David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, drew a parallel between the UN emerging after World War II as a replacement of the League of Nations, and Japan replacing the failed leadership of the country in the same time period. Malone concluded that the Tokyo parliamentary peace forum can be useful in advancing the debate on actions that needed to be taken to address global crises and challenges.

2021-01-05

 David Malone, Rector of the United Nations University and Under-Secre…

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Mr. Kimihito OKUBO, Founder of One Young World Japan Committee explains the significance of the One Young World Summit, which will be held in May 2022 in Tokyo, to be joined by 3,000 young leaders represented by 190 countries. Reported by Fujiko Amano. (05/12/2020)

2020-12-05

On December 5, 2020, GPAJ held a seminar with Mr. Kimihito Okubo, the Principal and Founder of One Young World Japan Committee (his bio included at the end of this document). The idea of One Young World (OYW) was raised at the World Economic Forum in 2009 and it was founded in 2010. OYW, particularly through its Summit [which is referred to as “Young Davos” and which is also facilitated by “counsellors” like renowned politicians, activists, chief executive officers etc.] aspires to develop global youth leadership for future through jointly addressing and solving global problems and issues.

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UN Role in Afghanistan critically examined by Ambassadors Ghafoorzai and Yamamoto in an Online Seminar hosted by GPAJ on October 31. (15/11/2020)

2020-11-15

Senior Afghan Government Official, Youssof Ghafoorzai, was joined by former UN Special Representative Tadamichi Yamamoto in examining the role of UN in Afghanistan. Ambassador Ghafoorzai also explained the significance of peace talks between the Government of Afghanistan and the Taliban group that has taken place in Doha, Qatar on Sept. 12. 2020.

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“Turkey under the Erdogan regime” By Akio Miyajima, Japanese Ambassador to Turkey (12/09/2020)

2020-09-12

Akio Miyajima, Japanese Ambassador to Turkey explained Turkey as a “rising power” with “volatility” and “resilience” in the turbulent Middle East region and beyond from various aspects including its diplomacy, military, domestic affairs, and economy. He emphasized that Turkey, a nation of 83 million people with tremendous potential holds the key to regional stability and global peacebuilding as the influence and commitment of the United States wanes and declines.

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