Japan's Contribution to Peace and Human Resource Development:
Looking back on the past two years of the "Pilot Program for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding" and the Challenges and Prospects for the Future
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan launched a "Pilot Program for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding" in 2007 to train civilian peacebuidlers in Asia. This program has been implemented by the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) under the commission of MOFA. Building on the progress of the last two years, the program will be enlarged and enhanced from April 2009.
At this turning point of the program, MOFA, HPC and United Nations University (UNU) will hold a seminar entitled "Japan's Contribution to Peace and Human Resource Development: Looking back on the past two years of the 'Pilot Program for Human Resource Development in Asia for Peacebuilding" and the challenges and prospects for the future" in Tokyo on 24 March 2009.
In the seminar, the achievements and lessons learned of the pilot program implemented for the past two years are reviewed, the challenges and prospects for the future of human resources development in peacebuilding are discussed from various viewpoints, and the required ability for peacebuilders is expected to be identified.
2. Date and venue
DATE: Afternoon (13:30-17:00) of 24 March 2009
VENUE: Elizabeth Rose Hall, 5th Floor, UN University
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
* This seminar is open to the public.
If you wish to attend the seminar, please fill in a registration form (Word, PDF) and return your completed form by fax to 03-3563-2892 by Wednesday 18 March. We would like to ask your understanding that your registration might not be met due to the limited number of seats available and other reasons. We will contact you if your registration is approved.
5. For further information
Fumio YAMAZAKI (Mr)
International Peace Cooperation Division, Foreign Policy Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Tel: +81-(0)3-3580-3311 (ext.2347) FAX: +81-(0)3-5501-8212
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