Dispatch of an Instructor to the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre
April 22, 2011
- The Government of Japan will dispatch Mr. Yutaka Tatewaki, Programme Advisor of the Secretariat of the International Cooperation Headquarters of the Cabinet Office, as an instructor on UN humanitarian assistance for a civil-military coordination course to be conducted by the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre from April 25 to 29, 2011.
- Attaching importance to peacebuilding, the Government of Japan provided assistance of 1 million US dollars for the Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre through UNDP-Japan Partnership Fund (the first assistance by the Government of Japan to be provided for a peacekeeping training centre in Asia). This civil-military coordination course will be conducted by this funding by Japan, and the Government of Japan decided to dispatch the instructor, believing that contribution in personnel, in addition to funding, is meaningful.
- The Government of Japan will continue to provide effective assistance by drawing on qualified human resources of Japan as well as by funding training programs in order to enhance the international capability for peacekeeping.
(Reference) Malaysian Peacekeeping Training Centre
Established in 1996, located in Port Dickson, Malaysia.
The Government of Japan provided assistance of 1 million US dollars to help capacity building and actual training courses of the centre. The project document was signed in 2010 and the actual training courses start this year, the second year of this project.
- (*This is a provisional translation. The above date denotes the date of the issue of the original press release in Japanese.)