Ambassador Yasuyoshi KOMIZO explains five imperatives required for achieving nuclear-free global society (12/05/2020)

小溝泰義氏は、米ロ新START条約の期限延長実現を基盤とする多数国間核軍縮交渉の働きかけ、広島・長崎への国際会議誘致や市民社会の議論の場の提供、日本国憲法第9条の理念を具体化して国際発信する必要などに言及した。

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[UN Official Stephen Kinloch-Pichat] Remembering UN Volunteer Atsuhito NAKATA in midst of the COVID-19 crisis by (10/04/2020)

The 27th anniversary of the tragic ambush in Kampong Thom is being commemorated in midst of one of the largest planetary disasters in the last century, the COVID-19 pandemic. This extraordinary situation brings former UN Volunteer Electoral Supervisors, who on 8 April remembered the tragic killing of Atsuhito Nakata and his fellow interpreter Lek Sophiep, back to the very meaning of what took their lives, and gave them, back then, a renewed sense of optimism: at the heart of their UN engagement, what gave them the strength to continue in the face of adversity, the spirit of international cooperation, and going beyond self-interest.

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Chair and the Secretary-General of the Japanese Diet Committee for the World Federalist Movement, Seishiro ETO and Haruhiko NAKAGAWA advisory recommendations submitted on how Japan can enhance its global leadership role (09/04/2020)

Chair of the Japan Commission for Global Governance, Professor Sukehiro HASEGAWA submitted its summary report, entitled “the role of Japan in enhancing global governance in addressing global issues and crises” which contained the recommendations made by six sub-committees concerning UN Reform, Environment, Disarmament, Parliamentary Diplomacy, Innovative Resources Mobilization, and Rule of Law.

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To Hosei University Hasegawa Seminar Students (28/03/2020)

While new coronavirus is spreading fast throughout the world, I hope all of the former Hasegawa seminar students are fine and safe. Here is a picture of a retreat held five years ago near Lake Kawaguchi. Please let me know how you are living in this difficult time. sh(@)shasegawa.com

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[POSTPONED] Former UN Ambassador Kenzo OSHIMA of Japan will present the findings of the Independent Commission of Enquiry on Myanmar’s Rohingya problem on 29 March 2020. (29/03/2020)

The Independent Commission created by the Myanmar government presented its report on January 20 indicating that Myanmar security forces committed serious human rights violations or disproportionate use of force during the internal armed conflict in August-September 2017 in northern Rakhine State which led to mass displacement of Rohingya Muslims but that they did not commit genocide against the ethnic minority.

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Critical Analysis of the Prospect for Building Sustainable Peace in Afghanistan Global Peacebuilding made at GPAJ`s 42nd Seminar (01/02/2020)

Lisa REEFKE, Senior Political Affairs Officer, United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) made a presentation at a seminar participated by 15 scholars and practitioners at JICA Ichigaya Global Plaza in Tokyo.

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[Japan Commission on Global Governance] Committee on Environment discusses the key items for recommendation. (16/01/2020)

Senior Vice Rector Taikan OKI and Advisor of Alexandria Library Professor Kazuo TAKAHASHI chaired the last session of the Committee on Environment held at the No.5 Conference Room of the Diet Members` First Building on January 16, 2020.

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JICA and GPAJ Members engage in lively dialogue with Sasakawa USA Emerging Experts Delegation (SEED)on the importance of instilling democratic values and pursuing SDG Goals in Japanese and US Diplomacy. (06/12/2019)

The following summary record of remarks made by the participants of the meeting was prepared by the GPAJ staff and attributed only to the speakers whose names are identified.

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IOM Chief Giorgi Gigauri in Bangladesh calls for Continued Support of Japanese Government and People for Resolution of Rohingya Crisis (29/11/2019)

At a seminar held at the University of the Sacred Heart in Tokyo, IOM Representative reiterated the conditions that Rohingya refugees demand to be met prior to return to Myanmar: (1) safety and security; (2) pathway to citizenship, and (3) enjoyment of basic rights, including education, work, and religious worship.

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Ariel Français, former UN official, finds continued expansion of radical Islam in Africa and throughout the world in spite of UN peace operations. (24/11/2019)

Following the presentation of French Ambassador Laurent PIC on the role of France in UN peace operations made at the Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum 2019, the author of Radical Islam and New Imperial Order views radical Islam and the terrorism associated with it as the dark side of the Western world and warns France and the UN about the risk of becoming stuck in a dead-end conflict in Mali.

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Trilateral Seminar on UN System] 14 Japanese scholars and experts participated in the Asian regional seminar on UN system held in Seoul from November 7-9. (09/11/2019)

Thirteen Japanese scholars participated in the trilateral annual meeting of UN academic associations of China, Japan and Korea held in Seoul. They are shown in the photo: From left to right: TAMAI , Masataka(玉井雅隆)FUJII, Hiroshige(藤井広重)HADANO, Takamitsu(秦野貴光)KARUBE, Keiko (軽部恵子)KUKITA, Jun(久木田純)TAKAHASHI, Kazuo(高橋一生)SHOJI , Mariko(庄司真理子)HASEGAWA, Sukehiro(長谷川祐弘)KIHARA-HUNT, Ai(キハラハント愛)KATSUMA,Yasushi(勝間靖)KULNAZAROVA, Aigul(クルナザロバ・アイグル) KUSHIMA, Shinichi(九島伸一)and INOMATA, Tadanori(猪又忠徳).

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Thematic Session 3 on UN Reform discussed Reform Ideas presented by Three Experts (02/11/2019)

The moderator of the thematic session on the “Possibility for Constitutional Reform of the United Nations Charter,” Professor Takahiro SHINYO, Former Ambassador to the United Nations and Germany explained that the session was convened to examine the possibility for a fundamental reform of the UN. He then introduced the two presenters, Dr. S.M. SHAREI, Executive Director of the Center for United Nations Constitutional Research, Brussels, and Professor ZHANG Guihong, Director, Center for UN Studies, Fudan University, Shanghai. The moderator informed the participants that Dr. Vesselin POPOVSKI, Professor and Vice Dean, Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University, Haryana, India and Professor Sukehiro HASEGAWA, Executive Director for Academic Exchange, UN Association of Japan will comment on the presentations. Ms. Amishi AGRAWAL, University of Tokyo, acted as a rapporteur.

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