On August 10, 2015, the Executive Committee of Academic Council on the UN System and its Board of Directors unanimously decided to establish its Liaison Office and to appoint Professor Hasegawa as the first ACUNS Liaison Officer in Tokyo. Prior to this appointment, Hasegawa chaired an ACUNS session at the Hague Institute of Global Justice in the Netherlands on June 11.
At an international symposium organized by the Academic Council on UN System (ACUNS) on East Asian contributions to UN peace operations held in Geneva on 15th June 2015, former SRSG Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa informed the participants about the past, present and future of Japan’s contributions to UN peace operations. Please click here for the full text.
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.
Thakur pointed out the tension that existed between ground and global realities of power, on the one hand, and local and international justice, on the other. These two essentially normative concepts are connected to peace.
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.
A pre-launch discussion, organized by Richard Ponzio, Head of the Global Governance Program, The Hague Institute for Global Justice and Project Director, Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance, took place at the Hague Institute of Global Justice on 11 June 2015. Five experts examined the findings and recommendations of the Commission. Click here more about the pre-launch meeting.
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.
The 14th East Asian Seminar on the UN System was opened by Professor Keiko Oizumi of the Japan Association for UN Studies (JAUNS), Ambassador Chen Jian, President of the China Academic Net for UN Studies (CANUNS) and former Foreign Minister Han Sung Joo, Chairman of the Korea Academic Council on the UN System (KACUNS) on 13 December 2014 at Doshisha University in Kyoto.