Foreign Policy

July 16, 2014
  1. H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary General, has announced to hold "World Humanitarian Summit" in Turkey in 2016. In recent years, damages caused by natural disasters has become to be more serious and frequent, in addition, humanitarian crisis caused by conflicts tend to be prolonged and complicated. Humanitarian needs are increasing rapidly, and stakeholders involved in humanitarian actions have diversified at the same time.
  2. For responding these changing environments in the surrounding international humanitarian assistance, World Humanitarian Summit is aiming at finding out the way that could save lives as many as possible, and realize more efficient and effective assistance, through sharing various viewpoints and experience among wider stakeholders such as governments, international organizations, regional organizations, NGOs, private companies, and experts.
  3. Japan sets human security as one of the pillars of Japan's foreign policy, and plays active role in the humanitarian assistance by cooperating with other countries and NGOs. In the aftermath of the Great East Japan Earthquake, we received so much of warm supports from abroad. As a country that suffered from disasters many times, and as one of the major donors in the area of humanitarian assistance, Japan is scheduled to hold "World Humanitarian Summit" North and South-East Asia Regional Consultation in Tokyo from July 23 to 24 in cooperate with Indonesia and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).
  4. If you would like to get detail information about this consultation, please look at following site.

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