Trump commended the Secretary General for trying to focus more on people and less on bureaucracy in order to regain the trust of the people around the world.
António Guterres’ proposes to establish a combined Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, and a single department named the Department of Peace Operations to be responsible for both peacekeeping and special political missions.
People are carrying omikoshis portable shrines on their shoulders and kids playing musical instruments to celebrate the arrival of autumn Tokyo and full moon.
Ambassador Lu Shumin, President of UN Association of China welcomed Dr. Genshitsu Sen, President and Vice President Akashi Yasushi of UN Association of Japan as well as Vice President Ambassador Ho-Jin Lee of UN Association of the Republic of Korea and Ambassador Park Soo Gil, President of the World Federation of UN Associations.
United Nations Under-Secretary-General Atul Khare emphasised that the United Nations should find mechanism acceptable to countries in conflict as the UN can neither replace governments of countries in conflict nor impose peace on them.
20 Japanese participants held three day intensive preparatory workshop at the National Olympics Memorial Youth Center in Tokyo.
At the UN Forum network conference held in Tokyo, Professor Hasegawa, President of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan, explained the significance of progress made and challenges faced by Rwanda after the Genocide of 1994. Please click here for the summary of his presentation.
Hasegawa considers the East Asian countries can learn from the successful reconciliation process carried out by the two countries which had fought for twenty-four years.
As Fretilin received the largest votes, Secretary-General Mari Alkatiri expressed Fretilin’s readiness to form a coalition Government with CNRT and other parties.
President of Timor-Leste Francisco Guterres Lú Olo joined by former Timorese President José Ramos-Horta extends his welcome remarks to the participants that included Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, former President of Indonesia, Jennifer Mary Shipley, former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jigmi Yoser Thinley, former Prime Minister of Bhutan, and Madhav K. Nepal, former Prime Minister of Nepal.
At the reception hosted by the President of Timor-Leste, Hasegawa expressed his confidence that newly elected President ‘Lu’Olo’ Guterres would not only consolidate peace and security but also move forward with economic and social progress.
Secretary-General António Guterres stressed shared African Union, United Nations interest in keeping conflict from escalating.
Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met with UN Secretary-General António Guterres and announced Japan’s support to the United Nations in mainstreaming the Sustainable Development Goals.
Panelists discussed the issues and challenges facing Japan, ascertained Japan’s comparative advantage, and recommended what Japan should do in future international peace cooperation.
Mr. Akashi suggested the Japanese people should think seriously of what Japan can and should do to build a more peaceful international society based on law and justice.
Akio Miyajima, Director-General of the Cabinet Office in charge of International Peace Cooperation Activities calls for the Continuation of Japan’s Contributions to UN Peace Operations.
Peacekeeping must strengthen civilian capacities for protection, as effective protection requires a whole-of-mission effort. To that end, developing comprehensive strategies that incorporate all mission personnel and the capacities of UN humanitarian and development actors is essential, as is close cooperation and support to regional organizations. Improving the role of civilian personnel in strengthening the capacities of host governments and supporting communities with the development of community-based protection plans are other important areas requiring further efforts.
In a message to the event commemorating 25th anniversary of the enactment of the peacekeeping cooperation law, the Japanese Prime Minister promised more active contributions to UN peace cooperation.
Former students of Professor Kitamura met at his residence and talked about what they had learned from him and the world to which he had sent his students more than 50 years ago.
António Guterres, the secretary general of the United Nations, said that an American retreat from the world posed great risks on many issues, including climate change, international conflicts and the refugee crisis.