International Symposium on Human Security on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Japan's Admission to the United Nations
November 24, 2006
- On December 6 (Wed), from 9:00am to 12:30pm, the "International Symposium on Human Security on the Occasion of the 50th Anniversary of Japan's Admission to the United Nations" will be held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
- The Symposium has been held annually since 2000, and the theme of this year's Symposium is "Human Security on the Post-Conflict Peace Building - Transition from Humanitarian Assistance to Development." The Symposium will invite Mr. Antonio Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and Mr. Kemal Dervish, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who head major United Nations organizations wrestling with assistance in the transitional stage of peace-building and post conflict; Mrs. Sadako Ogata, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and experts to discuss issues such as usefulness, practice and future tasks of human security approach in the peace-building arena.
- In 2006, the 50th anniversary of Japan's admission to the United Nations, in the United Nations, various reforms have been achieved based on the outcome of the World Summit in 2005. One of the important efforts is the starting of activities of the Peace-building Commission, as international assistance over the transitional stage of post-conflict becomes an international subject of concern. The Final Report of the Commission on Human Security announced by May 2003, raised the transitional stage of post-conflict as one of the concrete issues of the human security. Under the unstable situation that might move backward in a state of conflict, the Report recommended the importance for the international community to protect and empower individuals and communities including humanitarian assistance and development.
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