Appointment of Mr. Yukio Takasu, Special Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs, as the Special Advisor on Human Security to the UN Secretary-General
December 11, 2010
- On 10 December, Mr. Yukio Takasu, Special Assistant to the Minister for Foreign Affairs (Former Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations) was appointed by Mr. Ban Ki Moon, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, as the Special Advisor on Human Security.
- Mr. Takasu has been deeply involved in the promotion of human security, which the Government of Japan has upheld as one of the pillars of its foreign policy, as Ambassador and Director-General of the Global Issues Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Ambassador in charge of Human Security and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.
As Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations, he has led the discussions on human security as a co-chair of the meetings of the “Friends of Human Security and has made a remarkable contribution to the holding of the formal meeting of the UN General Assembly Plenary Session on human security in May 2010 and the adoption of the resolution on human security in July 2010.
- Mr. Takasu’s appointment, as the Special Advisor on Human Security is the result of high appreciation of Mr. Ban Ki Moon, the UN Secretary-General, to Mr. Takasu’s contribution to the promotion of human security in the United Nations.
- In the above-mentioned resolution adopted in July by consensus, UN Member States shared their views on issues concerning human security, including the need to continue the discussion on human security. Mr. Takasu will, based on the resolution, conduct close consultations with UN Member States, UN system organizations and other stakeholders related to the concept of human security for the further promotion of the concept in the international community.