Cooperation for the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change Established by United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan
March 19, 2004
- On March 17, the Government of Japan notified the United Nations of its decision to contribute one million dollars for the operational expenses of the High-Level Panel established by Mr. Kofi Annan, United Nations Secretary-General.
- Led by the establishment of the High-Level Panel through the initiative of Secretary-General Annan, the momentum of the Security Council reform has been growing. Japan supports Secretary-General Annan's initiative and intends to extend as much cooperation as possible to the activities of the Panel, with a view to early realization of the Security Council reform, using the Panel's report which will be submitted at the end of 2004 as a trigger. Japan has decided on this financial cooperation, based on the talks Secretary-General held with Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and Foreign Minister Yoriko Kawaguchi during his visit to Japan last month.
- It is expected that this financial cooperation will lead to further progress with the U.N. reform including the reform of the Security Council.
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