The Japanese parliament, known as Diet, condemned on June 8, 2021 the coup d’état staged by the Tatmadaw – the Burmese military. (08/06/2021)

During his online conversation with Japanese diplomats and scholars, former President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate José Ramos-Horta praised Japan for upholding the principle of democratic governance. He was referring to the resolution passed by the Lower House on June 8, 2021, which condemned the coup d’état staged by the Myanmar military. The resolution, adopted by a majority vote in the Lower House, demanded early restoration of democratic governance in Myanmar.

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A Conversation with Former President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate José Ramos-Horta on Myanmar, COVID-19 and the New World on Friday, June 11 at 4:00 p.m. Tokyo/Dili time. (19/05/2021)

For registration, please send your name to Ms. Arbenita Sopaji (arbenitasopaj[@]gmail.com).

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The Advisory Statement and Recommendations on Myanmar addressed to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Toshimitsu MOTEGI was drawn up by three former SRSGs, Yasushi AKASHI (Cambodia and Former Yugoslavia), Sukehiro HASEAWA (Timor-Leste), Tadamichi YAMAMOTO (Afghanistan) and three Japanese Ambassadors to the United Nations, Kenzo OSHIMA (2004~2007), Takahiro SHINYO (2006~2008) and Toshiya HOSHINO (2017~2020).

Please click here for the Advisory Statement and Recommendations.

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JAPAN’S APPROACH TO MYANMAR: DIPLOMATIC LEADERSHIP OR BUSINESS AS USUAL? (15/04/2021)

Aleksandra Babovic and Arbenita Sopaji, two members of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ), examine Japan`s approach to the Myanmar crisis in their article published by the Institute for Policy Studies dated April 5, 2021. Please click here for full article.

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Assistant Secretary-General Babacar Cisse explains the United Nations African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID)`s Transition from Peacekeeping to Peace Building in Darfur (08/03/2021)

Ambassador Tadamichi Yamamoto, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General; Ilidio Ximenes da Cost, Timorese Ambassador of Timor-Leste to Japan; Yasuhiro Ueki, Professor of Sophia University and Former UN Spokesperson; Takaaki Mizuno, Lecturer at Tokyo University and Hosei University; Keiichi Tanabe, Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, School of Humanities and Culture, Tokai University; Mayumi Yamada, Assistant Professor, College of International Relations, Ritsumeikan University; Naoko Kumagai, Vice President of GPAJ and Associate Professor of Aoyama Gakuin University join the debate on the transition process. Please click here for full report.

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ASG Babacar Cisse for UNMID will make a briefing on the plan of transition from peacekeeping to peacebuilding on Tuesday, March 2, at 10:00 am Japan time (27/02/2021)

Please see the attached program of the briefing session and send an email message to the organizer: Ms. Arbenita Sopaj (arbenitasopaj[@]gmail.com) by Monday, March 1, 2021.

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Four GPAJ students made presentations of their research findings on political and security situations in Africa: “Fragility of Peace Agreement in South Sudan,” and “Transition of the dynamics of the armed groups in Sahel region.” They also discussed “The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.” (27/02/2021)

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Members of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan issues their Statement of the Currently Situation in Myanmar (24/02/2021)

They call upon the UN Security Council to establish a special political mission to pursue the Primacy of Politics approach advocated by the High-Level Independent Panel on Peace Operations in 2015 and focus on the political solution to the current conflict in Myanmar; to enable Myanmar`s armed forces, the NLD and any other stakeholders in Myanmar to resolve their differences in a peaceful manner and restore democratic governance, the rule of law and human rights.

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Former Foreign Minister of Serbia and President of the UN General Assembly Vuk Jeremić on Serbia, Kosovo and the United Nations (25/03/2021)

If you are interested in participating in this event, please send your name and email address to Aleksandra Babovic at aleksandrababovic[@]gmail.com by March 22, 2021.

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