High-Level Forum on Health MDGs in Asia and the Pacific

June 9, 2005

  1. Japan will host the "High-Level Forum on Health MDGs in Asia and the Pacific" from June 21 (Tue) to 22 (Wed), 2005, in Tokyo, in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), with the participation of minister-level officials in charge of health, finance or development from 24 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, six major donor countries, and international organizations. The aim of the Forum is to enhance international cooperation by sharing good practices and lessons learned to achieve health MDGs in the Asia-Pacific region.
  2. At the Forum, Japan intends to present successful cases of its ODA projects, emphasize the importance of the "human security" perspectives and promote the significance of regional cooperation to achieve health MDGs. In the "Okinawa Infectious Diseases Initiative" announced in 2000, Japan expressed its commitment to enhance assistance with the target of allocating a total of US $3 billion over the next 5 years. Japan, having contributed approximately $ 4.1 billion in the four years between 2000 and 2003, over-achieved this target. Japan will continue to strengthen its assistance to achieve health MDGs.
  3. The outcome of this High-Level Forum will be compiled into a document and submitted to the upcoming G8 Gleneagles Summit in July and the High-level Plenary Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Millennium Declaration in September.

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