Online Conversations with Former President and Nobel Prize Laureate, José Ramos-Horta and Former Under-Secretary-General and UNMIT Head, Ameerah Haq on Saturday, 5th of September from 10:00 -12:00 Tokyo Time. (05/09/2020)

The conversation topic will center on “Global Governance in the Post-Corona Era: The Role of the United Nations, the United States and East Asian Countries.” This seminar will be conducted in English. Please click here to learn more about the program details. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP with your name and updated email address to Ms. Elizabeth Gamarra via egamarra15[@]yahoo.com. You will receive the official Zoom link prior to the event.

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First online book review will be held on Spirit of Peacebuilding on 22nd August.(22/08/2020)

Mr. Koji SAKANE, JICA Senior Director for Peacebuilding Office, Professor Takaaki MIZUNO and Professor Katsumi ISHIZUKA will make general comments while GPAJ Vice President Professor KUMAGAI, Ambassador Motoo NOGUCHI、Mr. Ken INOUE, Professor AI KIHARA-HUNT and Ms. Arbenita SOPAJ will analyze reconciliation and transitional justice issues.

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Ambassador Leon MALAZOGU of the Republic of Kosovo to Japan will speak on the impact of the UN intervention in contemporary Kosovo at an online ZOOM conference on Wednesday, 29 July 2020 from 16:00 to 17:30.

Ambassador MALAZOGU will also discuss the implication of the advisory opinion of 22 July 2010 of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) entitled “Accordance with international law of the unilateral declaration of independence in respect of Kosovo” and its relevant orders. For details, please click here.

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Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan makes public its Statement on the Pandemic of New Coronavirus (COVID-19) (25/06/2020)

The spread and unprecedented impact of the new coronavirus has revealed a wide range of vulnerabilities that human society should overcome as a human community. We are concerned that this pandemic poses a threat to the peace and security of humankind, and in order to overcome it, we need to aim at restoring multilateralism and building new global governance for conflict and disaster prevention.

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Four new members elected for the Board of Directors and two new Vice Presidents appointed. (22/06/2020)

Online Extraordinary Meeting of the GPAJ General Assembly elected Mr. Ken INOUE, former Senior Advisor on Democratic Governance, Ambassador Motoo NOGUCHI and Ambassador Yasuyoshi KOMIZO as new members of the Board of Directors which in turn appointed Mr. Ken INOUE and Professor KUMAGAI Vice Presidents.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s view on COVID-19 and the role of WHO (25/05/2020)

(日本語) 安倍総理大臣は、新型コロナウイルスへの対応をめぐり、米中関係の対立が深まっているなか、日本は、WHOの総会において、公平で独立した包括的な検証を行うべきであるという決議案をEUや豪州等と協力をして提出をし、米国や中国も合意したと述べた。そして、日本は自由、民主主義、基本的人権、法の支配といった普遍的な価値を共有する国々と手を携えながら、国際社会での重要な役割、責任を果たしていく意向を示した。(記者会見に関しては、首相官邸のウエッブサイトを参照して下さい。)

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The Japanese Diet Committee for the World Federalist Movement held its annual meeting on May 12 at the International Conference Hall of the Diet Members` First Building and reviewed the recommendations of the Commission on Global Governance concerning global issues. (12/05/2020)

All major political parties sent their representatives to the annual meeting. Please click here for the report of the meeting.

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At the General Assembly of the Japanese Diet Committee for World Federalist Movement, Dr. Keizo TAKEMI, adviser of the LDP’s Corona Countermeasures Headquarters, and the UHC Goodwill Ambassador of the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed his views on the importance of international cooperation. (12/05/2020)

Dr. TAKEMI who is also Chairman of the Federation of Western Pacific Parliamentarians said that all nations must work together on issues common interest to the international community such as infectious diseases, and to establish an institutional framework for collaboration in order to contribute to global governance in the future.

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Japan Diet Committee for World Federalist Movement, chaired by Secretary-General Masaharu Nakagawa, approves the action plan for Year 2020. (12/05/2020)

Three events proposed and approved by the Diet Committee for World Federalist Movement are (1) Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum (co-sponsored by the Diet Committee and the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan), (2) the Commission on Global Governance continues to address global issues, e.g. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and gender empowerment, and (3) a signature movement to establish the United Nations Parliamentary Assembly.

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Head of the Democratic Socialist Party of Japan Mizuho FUKUSHIMA found it worthy of listening to what Jacques Attali of France and Yuval Noah Harari for trying to deal with international peace, global environment, and coronavirus epidemic. (12/05/2020)

Rational solutions to these problems are should not be for finding solutions that benefit only oneself but that should have altruistic spirit. It should also serve the purpose of SDGs, i.e. “None should be left behind.”

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Japan Communist Party Policy Chief Akira KASAI agreed with the recommendations of the Commission on Global Governance that Japan should foster the spirit of solidarity among nations and peoples in the fight against the spread of coronavirus and increasing income inequality throughout the world. (12/05/2020)

(日本語) 日本国憲法9条に基づいて持続可能な社会を構築するにあたって、今年75周年を迎えた被爆国の日本の役割を強調し、国家を超えた問題には超党派で対応すべきである。世界連邦国会委員会は、このグローバルガバナンス推進会の6つの分科会の提言を受け止め、米中の対立があるが戦後最悪のコロナ感染病のパンデミックと深まる格差問題には世界の全ての国が連帯すべきであると述べた。

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Mr. Nobuyuki BABA of Japan Innovation Party emphasized the importance of maintaining liberal democratic principles in advocating the movement for world federalism. (12/05/2020)

Spread of new coronavirus is serious but not new as the mankind had experienced more deadly pandemic before such as the Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, which killed millions of soldiers and people. The international community must be united in safeguarding the health and life of people around the world.

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Secretary-General Tetsuro FUKUYAMA of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan found the recommendations of the Commission on Global governance worthy for support by both ruling and opposition parties. (12/05/2020)

Mr. FUKUYAMA is a native of Tokyo, he graduated from Doshisha University and received a master’s degree from Kyoto University.

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Deputy Head of Komeito Yoshihisa INOUE Commended the Commission on Global Governance for having examined global issues and made recommendations on UN Reform, Global Environment, Disarmament, and other global issues. (12/05/2020)

Mr. INOUE is a senior member of the House of Representatives in the Diet. A native of Toyama, Toyama and graduate of Tohoku University, he was elected to the House of Representatives for the first time in 1990.

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