TICAD IV Follow-up Symposium
- Japan's Efforts to Promote Peace and Security in Africa:
The Case of Sudan and Beyond -
1. Date and Time:
Wednesday March 11, 2009, 10:00- (Gate open at 9:30)
U Thant International Conference Hall, United Nations University, Tokyo
3. Background and Objectives:
This symposium will be held as a part of Japan's efforts to follow up TICAD IV with focus on consolidation of peace in Africa. Distinguished guests will be invited from the Government of Sudan, especially H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, the first Vice President of the Government of the Sudan, the UN and the AU. The symposium includes presentations, panel discussions, and questions and answers session. Through these discussions, the symposium aims for raising public awareness and further promoting Japan's efforts on consolidation of peace in Africa.
The symposium consists of two parts. In Part I, invitees from Sudan and UN will make presentations on the current status of Sudan, which provides a representative case of Japan's efforts on consolidation of peace. Japan's assistance and future challenges will be examined and panel discussions will be held. In part II, participants will discuss measures to enhance the peacekeeping capabilities of African countries including assistance for PKO training centers, for which Japan has recently strengthened its support. Part II includes presentations by invitees from the AU and neighboring countries, panel discussions, and questions and answers session.
|10:00-||Opening Remarks: H.E. Mr. Hirofumi Nakasone, Minister for Foreign Affairs|
|Keynote Speech: H.E. Mr. Salva Kiir Mayardit, First Vice President of the Government of the Sudan|
"Present Status of Peace Process and Japan's Assistance in Sudan"
"Importance of Enhancing Peacekeeping Capabilities of African Countries and Japan's Assistance"
To participate in the Symposium, fill in the registration form [word] and send it by fax (03-3508-1696) or by E-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) by March 9. We close the entry as soon as we reach the maximum enrollment. To confirm your registration, we will send you the confirmation mail by E-mail or by Fax. A copy of the confirmation mail will be required to enter the venue. It is free of charge.
- If you have questions about the Symposium,
Call Ms. Miyatake or Mr. Ando of the First Africa Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs at 03-5501-8316
- If you have questions about registration,
Contact Ms. Kunimoto,
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