Former Japanese Ambassador Yoshikawa to the United Nations will address the challenges faced by the United Nations at Next GPA Seminar (November 12, 2016)


 The 22nd Seminar of the Global Peacebuilding Association (GPA) will be held at JICA Headquarters on November 12, 2016. Interested GPA members are invited to register with GPA Secretary-General Professor Katsumi Ishizuka: by November 1st. Please click here for the full program.


Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan
22nd Seminar

  Date: 15:00-18:00, November 12, 2016
  Venue: JICA Headquarters, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

  14:45 Registration
  15:00 Reports by GPA members
       [Moderator: Katsumi Ishizuka, Secretary-General of GPA]

    15:00-15:30 “Challenges faced by the Peace Process in South Sudan
           Professor Daisaku Higashi, Sophia University
    15:30-16:00 “Rwanda’s Path to Rehabilitation and Reconstruction after Genocide:
            Achievement of Governance Reform and Facing Future Challenges

           Professor Eiji Oyamada, Doshisha University

  16:00 Short recess
  16:10 Keynote Speech and Discussion
       [Moderator: Sukehiro Hasegawa, President of GPA]

          “Challenges faced by the United Nations
              Former Japanese Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa
              to the United Nations

  18:00 End


Profile of Mr. Motohide Yoshikawa

 Former Ambassador Motohide YOSHIKAWA served as Permanent Representatives of Japan to the United Nations from September 2013 to June 2016. Before his assignment in New York, Ambassador Yoshikawa was Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he served as Chair of the Executive Committee for two and a half years. Previously, he was named Japan’s first Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, a position he held from 2009 to 2010. He was also Ambassador to Spain from 2006 to 2009. He held various positions at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, serving as Director-General of the Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau from 2004 to 2006, and Deputy Director-General of the Economic Cooperation Bureau from 2002.