GPAJ Webinar “Legacy of Boutros Boutros-Ghali and Omnilateralism” (04/12/2021)

(日本語) 日本国際平和構築協会(GPAJ)、京都平和構築センター(KPC)、国連システム評議会東京連絡事務所(ACUNS-Tokyo)、元国際公務員日本協会(AFICS-日本)は 2021年12月4日(土)日本標準時20:00から21:30に「ブトロス・ブトロス・ガリ遺産とオムニラテリズム」に関するセミナーを開催します。登録については、田辺圭一教授、keiichi.tanabe[@]gmail.comまでご連絡ください。

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Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum 2021 “Peacebuilding and Democratic Governance in an Era of Uncertainty” (13/11/2021)

Online Forum Saturday, 13 November 2021 Japan Time 10:00 – 18:00 Japan time
organized by the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ) and supported by Kyoto Peacebuilding Center, ACUNS Tokyo and AFICS-Japan. Please contact Prof. Naoko Kumagai (naokokumagai71{@}gmail.com) for registration.

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Former Japanese Ambassador to Malawi YANAGISAWA Presented “A Paradox of Peace, Democracy and Poverty – the Case of Malawi” on 30 October 2021 at 8:00 pm Japan standard time (30/10/2021)

For details, please find attached the program and the Youtube video.

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GPAJ President Sukehiro Hasegawa stated that the concept of “human security” was proposed by Mahbub ul Haq, who was a special adviser to UNDP’s Human Development Report Office in 1994. (28/10/2021)

(日本語) 長谷川理事長は、人間に脅威をもたらすもう一つの要因として、人間の貪欲性を挙げ、新たな世代の人々にとっても脅威を生み出すことになると説いた。そして、人類が自ら内蔵している脅威から、人々の生命と安全を確保するために、日本が「人間の安全保障」の概念を推進していくことは重要であると述べた。詳細はここをクリックして下さい。

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Ambassador Ina Lepel of Germany has completed her assignment in Japan and moved to Jakarta to take up her new duty as Ambassador to Indonesia and Timor-Leste. We thank you for her contributions to the peacebuilding activities of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan and the Kyoto Peacebuilding Center. We now welcome the arrival of Ambassador Clemens von Goetze in Tokyo and look forward to our association with him and his participation in our activities. External Relations Officer Arbenita Sopaj (22/10/2021)

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A Book Review “UN Security council Reform – Assessment of Its Legitimacy, Effectiveness and Representativeness” (Mr. Takahiro SHINYO)

The Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan and the Kyoto Peacebuilding Center will hold a book review entitled “UN Security council Reform – Assessment of Its Legitimacy, Effectiveness and Representativeness” on September 8, 2021, 20:00 -21:30 Japan Time.

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Former UN Special Representative Afghanistan Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto and Afghan Ambassador to Japan. Shaida Mohammad Abdali presented Their Perspectives and Discussed with Participants the Challenges faced by Afghanistan and International Community. (28/08/2021)

Please click here for the participants and report of the seminar.

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Takahiro SHINYO Former Ambassador of Japan to the United Nations and Germany will speak on “The Primacy of Peacemaking1: How Kosovo Crisis ended and its lesson to the post-Corona conflicts” on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. Tokyo, 1:00 p.m. Geneva and 7:00 a.m. New York (02/08/2021)

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UN Volunteers building peace over the years: reflections of Sukehiro Hasegawa | UNV (22/07/2021)

As UNV turns 50, we feature an interview with Sukehiro Hasegawa, former Deputy Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme from 1987 to 1993. Mr Hasegawa helped transform UNV from primarily a community development organization into a strong partner for UN peacekeeping efforts. Find out more about Mr Hasegawa’s reflections on our mandate, work and partners 30 years ago.

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UN Special Envoy for Myanmar, Christine Bergner, met on May 26, 2021, with former UN Special Representatives and Japanese Ambassadors at the Kyoto International Peacebuilding Center in Tokyo. During her stay in Tokyo, the UN Special Envoy also met with Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi and Senior Political Leaders ETO Seishiro, AISAWA Ichiro and NAKAGAWA Masaharu. (25/07/2021)

UN Secretary-General`s Special Envoy for Myanmar Christine Bergner met with Yasushi AKASHI (Former SRSG for Cambodia, former Yugoslavia) Sukehiro HASEGAWA (Former SRSG for Timor-Leste) Tadamichi YAMAMOTO (Former SRSG for Afghanistan) at the Kyoto International Peacebuilding Center on the Tokyo Gaien Campus on May 26, 2021. Former Japanese Ambassadors to the United Nations, Kenzo OSHIMA, Takahiro SNINYO and Toshiya HOSHINO also participated in the meeting along with Mr. Takahiro NIWA, Chairman of the Council of the Kyoto International Peacebuilding Center.

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