On the Extension of the Term of Japan's Assumption of the Chair of the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission
July 18, 2008
- It has been confirmed that Japan will continue to serve as Chair of
the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission beyond its original one-year
term, which runs through the latter part of June this year, until such time
as a next Chair of the Commission is elected. This is in accordance with
the decisions by the General Assembly and others on July 11 (New York time)
to extend the terms of some of the Commission members as an interim measure.
- The United Nations Peacebuilding Commission was established at the 2005
United Nations Summit as an advisory body for the Security Council and the
General Assembly. As its second Chair, Japan has been making active efforts
to promote and enhance the activities of the Commission, including consolidating
its foundation, strengthening its relationship with the principle bodies
of the United Nations and relevant institutions such as the World Bank and
the IMF, and addressing the challenges facing the Commission's target countries
- The reason for the extension of Japan’s term is that the United Nations and member states appreciated the work that Japan had done as Chair of the Commission and hoped it might continue to serve in that capacity. Responding to these expectations, Japan is determined to do its best to lead the activities of the Commission for the remainder of its term.