photo (Foreign Minister Koumura)

Assistance by the United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security

January 25, 2008

  1. On the 25th of January (Friday), the Government of Japan and the United Nations (UN) decided to extend assistance totalling 7,063,000 US dollars (approximately 820 million yen), through the Trust Fund for Human Security to 3 projects that will be implemented by the United Nations Organizations, such as United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the Republic of Liberia, the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of El Salvador.
  2. Human security is a concept that focuses on the people who are placed under these and other threats and thereby complements the concept of state security. Human security proposes to protect individuals as well as to empower them so that they can mobilize their potential to cope with threats themselves. To empower them, human security employs community-level approach which is one of the bed rocks for nation-building. Government of Japan has been addressing for the realization of Human Security by assistance including through the Trust Fund for Human Security.
  3. The outlines of 3 projects are specified in Annex 1, 2 and 3.

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