Seminar on Human Resource Development
in International Peace Cooperation

Co-organized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, United Nations University (UNU)

10:00 - 16:00 December 16 (Thu), 2004
Venue: Mita Kaigisho

2-1-8 Mita, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 108-0073
Namboku Subway Line Azabu-juban Station Exit 2 5 min walk
Oedo Subway Line Azabu-juban Station Exit 2 7 min walk
* Free of Charge


This seminar focuses on the way of strengthening human resource development in the field of international peace cooperation, receiving ideas and suggestions from participants including those from foreign institutes. It also provides the audience with information on how to participate in the activities.


1. Keynote Speech

· Katsuyuki Kawai Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
· Ramesh Thakur Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University
· Yasushi Akashi former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
· Akiko Yuge Director, Tokyo Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
· Douglas Fraser Chief of Programs, Pearson Peacekeeping Centre (Canada)
· Lena Larsson Training & Project Leader, Folke Bernadotte Academy (Sweden)

2. Presentation/Recommendation

· Vesselin Popovski Academic Programme Officer, United Nations University
· Dawn Denvir Chief, Civilian Training Section, Department of Peacekeeping Operations
· Yukie Osa Adviser, Council of Japan Platform
· Sukehiro Hasegawa Head of the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor and Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations
<Lunch Break>

3. Panel Discussion

· Sukehiro Hasegawa (UNMISET)
· Vesselin Popovski (United Nations University)
· Dawn Denvir (DPKO),
· Douglas Fraser (Pearson Centre)
· Lena Larsson (Folke Bernadotte Academy)
· Yukie Osa (Council of Japan Platform)
· Shunichiro Asaba, Deputy Regional Representative in Japan, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
· Yoshiyuki Ogasawara, Associate Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies
<Coffee Break>

4. Q&A

5. Chair's Summary

* Language: Japanese & English (simultaneous translation)

Pre-registration is necessary for participation. (Deadline: Mon. December 13)
Please fill in the registration form (MS WORD) and send by email as an attachment file or fax.
Email: ,   Fax: 03-3539-4533
International Peace Cooperation Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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