Attendance of Ms. Kawaguchi, Special Envoy of the Government of Japan, to the Fourth Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Ministerial Meeting and the Side-event on Water and Sanitation
September 19, 2008
- Ms. Yoriko Kawaguchi will visit New York from September 23 (Tue) to
25 (Thu) to attend as Special Envoy of the Government of Japan the CTBT
Ministerial Meeting and the Side-event on Water and Sanitation, which will
be held at the U.N. Headquarters on September 24 (Wed).
- The Government of Japan regards the CTBT as a practical and concrete
measure for realizing a nuclear-weapon free world, under the international
nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime founded on the Treaty on
the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), and it attaches utmost importance
to its early entry into force. Ms. Kawaguchi will attend the CTBT
Ministerial Meeting, and stress the importance of the CTBT’s early entry
into force, as Special Envoy of the Government of Japan, which is the only
nation in the world to have suffered atomic devastation.
- To contribute to the High-level Event on the Millennium Development
Goals, the Government of Japan will co-host a side-event, “Water and Sanitation
for All”, under the cosponsorship of Germany, the Netherlands and Tajikistan,
in the afternoon of September 24. Ms. Kawaguchi will present the achievements
in the field of water and sanitation of the G8 Hokkaido Toyako Summit and
TICAD IV, and call for the international community to strengthen global
efforts to achieve the MDG water and sanitation target.
- In the morning of September 24, Ms. Kawaguchi will also attend the ministerial-level breakfast meeting, “Climate Change and Development: Progress on Finance for Adaptation,” which will be co-hosted by the U.K., the Netherlands, Switzerland and Bangladesh, to exchange opinions with other countries about the level, the sources, and mechanism for financing adaptation by developing countries to deal with the impacts of climate change.
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