Extension of the Duration of Dispatch of Self-Defense Forces Personnel to the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)
November 16, 2010
- On November 16, the Cabinet made a decision to extend the duration of dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces personnel to the United Nations Mission in Nepal (UNMIN) for another four months until March 31, 2011.
- Japan has dispatched six Self-Defense Forces personnel to UNMIN as military observers under the International Peace Cooperation Law since March 2007. In response to the UN Security Council’s decision in September 2010 to extend the mandate of UNMIN for another four months, the Government of Japan decided to extend the duration of dispatch of the Self-Defense Forces personnel accordingly.
- UNMIN plays an important role in peacebuilding in Nepal as well as for the peace and stability of the South Asian region as a whole. The extension of the dispatch duration of the Self-Defense Forces personnel is an important part of Japan’s diplomatic efforts to cooperate with UNMIN as well as to extend assistance to Nepal.