Opening remarks by former SRSG Yasushi Akashi and Keynote Speech by Ambassador Yoshifumi Okamura at University of Tokyo Komaba Campus. Anyone interested in this symposium is invited to contact kihara-hunt[@]gpaj.org (*Please change [@] to @ when you send an e-mail).
Both Mr. Takakazu ITO and Dr. Herman SALTON will make a presentation on the multilateral diplomacy among the United Nations to strengthen UN peacebuilding from 15:00 to 17:30 on Saturday 17th November 2018 at JICA Headquater Room 111.
If you would like to participate, please contact Mr. Masakuni Tanimoto Secretary-General of GPAJ (tanimoto[@]gpaj.org).
Dr. Math Noortmann from Coventry University delivers a keynote speech entitled, “Making Sense of Dignity in UN Documents: Understanding Political Discourse and Legal Interpretation.”
Ai Kihara-Hunt of University of Essex presented her paper “Needed or Bargained: The Rise of United Nations Formed Police Units” and questioned the necessity of rapid increase in engagement of Formed Police Units in UN peace operations.
Japanese scholars, Shoji, Fujishige and Miura as well as Bemnet Debebe examined various aspects of peace operations and global governance.
At a symposium organized by ACUNS and held in the Library Hall of the UN Office in Geneva on 15 June 2015, Chinese Ambassador WU Hailong, Korean Ambassador CHOI Seokyoung and Japanese Ambassador Misako Kaji presented overviews of their countries’ contributions to UN peace operations.
South Korean exerts including Professor Intaek Hyun, former Minister of Unification, ROK, Professor Kyu-duk Hong, KACUNS President, and Professor Heung-Soon Park of Sun Moon University explained about the human rights situation in North Korea to the participants of an ACUNS panel meeting that took place in the capital city of global justice, The Hague, on 12 June 2015.
PKO experts and specialists from Japan, China, Korea and Mongolia held a two-day workshop organized by Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung and the Korean Academic Council on UN System (KACUNS) in Seoul on 29th and 30th April 2015. They discussed how they can strengthen regional cooperation in improving their peacekeeping operations and humanitarian assistance activities. They agreed to establish an East Asian Forum on UN Peace Operations which will be managed by four co-directors: Professor Kyu-dok Hong, President of KACUNS in Republic of Korea, Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa in Japan, Professor Guihong Zhang in China and Col. Shambaljams in Mongolia.