Seminar on the Promotion of Accession to the International Counter-Terrorism Conventions and Protocols
March 27, 2007
1. The Seminar on the Promotion of Accession to the International Counter-Terrorism Conventions and Protocols for the Asia-Pacific countries will be held in Tokyo from March 27 (Tue) to 28 (Wed).
2. The Seminar will be attended by government experts from the ASEAN countries, Fiji, Papua New Guinea in charge of ratification of the International Counter-Terrorism Conventions and Protocols and domestic legislative procedures related to them in their countries. From Japan, Mr. Masayoshi Hamada, Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, will deliver opening remarks, and Mr. Akio Suda, Ambassador in Charge of International Counter-Terrorism Cooperation, and officials concerned at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will attend. The Seminar will be also attended by representatives of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders (UNAFEI), Australia and the United States.
3. The upcoming Seminar is the fourth of series of seminars for the purpose of supporting the efforts of the Asia-Pacific countries through introducing the legal structures and experiences of Japan and other countries and also the efforts of the international organizations concerned to promote accession by the Asia-Pacific countries to the International Counter-Terrorism Conventions and Protocols.