Ambassador Lu Shumin Speaks to Students from Japan and Korea as well as China

 At the opening session of the Japan-China-Korea Youth Forum held on September 15, 2015 in the historic city of Gyeongju, President of UN Association of China, Ambassador Lu Shumin calls on 80 students from Japan, China and Korea to learn from the history, have courage to take on responsibilities, have the wisdom to seek common ground and keep an open mind to embrace differences. Please click here for the full text of his opening remarks.


JCK Youth Forum Opens in Gyeongju, South Korea

 The sixth trilateral youth forum of Japanese, Chinese and Korean students was opened by its Secretary-General, KIM Dong Hyeon, on September 15, 2015. Presidents and Vice Presidents of the UN Associations of Japan, China and Korea as well as the World Federation of UN Associations participated in the opening ceremony.


HPC Council Discusses Training Plan for 2015

 At the meeting of HPC Council held on10 September 2015 at the UN University in Tokyo, Council Chair Hasegawa suggested the need to reflect the recommendations of four key advisory panels and bodies on UN peace operations and post-2015 sustainable development agenda. Please click here for the full text of his remarks.


Ramos-Horta and Brahimi join the CCCPA Advisory Board

 Ashraf Swelam, Director of CCCPA, announced on August 27 that former President of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta and former Foreign Minister of Algeria Lakhdar Brahimi had accepted the invitations from the Cairo Center for Conflict Prevention and Peacekeeping in Africa (CCCPA) to become members of the CCCPA International Advisory Board. Please click here for a full list of the members.


Akashi points out the primacy of political process in peace operations and calls for balancing justice with national reconciliation (15th August 2015)

 On 1 July 20015, Mr. Yasushi Akashi, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for the former Yugoslavia spoke to a group of policy makers, scholars and specialists at an international conference held in the Hague on the international decision-making process with reference to the Srebrenica genocide. Please click here for the full text of his opening remarks.


ACUNS Liaison Office established in Tokyo (13th August 2015)

 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.


Former SRSG Hasegawa calls for closer cooperation among Japan, China and Korea in contributing to UN Peace Operations (20th July 2015)

 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.


Ambassador Kazuhiko Togo spoke to Participants of JCK Youth Forum about Trapezoid Perspective toward Historical Developments (July 4th 2015)

 Professor Kazuhiko Togo of Kyoto Sangyo University explained to selected Japanese participants of JCK Youth Forum to be held in Gyeongju, South Korea, in September 2015. He explained how Japan ascended into peaks in its position in the international community after the victories in Japan`s wars again China and Russia and lost all its achievements at the end of World War II in 1945.


Professor Hasegawa Insists UN Security Council Resolution Be Obtained for Any Japanese Self-Defense Forces Involvement in Security Operations (3rd July 2015)

 At a television talk on Japanese participation in UN peacekeeping operations, Professor Hasegawa, former Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Timor-Leste, emphasized the importance of having a Security Council resolution authorizing any particular security operation. Please click here (summary text) for his views.