MOFA: Outline of the Statement by Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development

Outline of the Statement by Mr. Junichiro Koizumi, Prime Minister of Japan, at the World Summit on Sustainable Development

September 2, 2002
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1. People and Hope

  • "People" as a key factor for Sustainable Development
    • Japan's development on the strength of its human resources, attaching paramount importance to education
    • Proposal for a "Decade of Education for Sustainable Development"
    • Japan shall provide no less than 250 billion yen (2.1 billion USD) in education assistance over a 5-year period
  • Health is just as essential as education
    • Realizing the indomitable spirit of Dr. Hideyo Noguchi through Japan's assistance in the medical and health sectors

2. Ownership and Partnership: Development

  • Respecting the ownership of the recipient and extending support as an equal partner
    = Japan's assistance philosophy
    = Spirit of TICAD (Tokyo International Conference on African Development),
    passed on to the NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa's Development)
  • Trade: Assistance for capacity building,
    Duty-free and quota-free treatment for LDC's products
  • Investment: Investment-rule making at WTO
    Support to international investment promotion centers
  • Enhanced HIPC Initiative: Japan has contributed more than a quarter of G8's contribution
  • Sharing the experience of Asia with Africa and beyond: NERICA (New Rice for Africa)
  • Emergency food aid of 30 Million USD to southern Africa

3. Today's Complacency, Tomorrow's Plight: Environment

  • Entry into force of the Kyoto Protocol: Necessity of a common rule for all
  • Japan's experience of serious pollution: Sharing the lessons so that our friends will not repeat the grim experience
  • Japan's assistance in environment-related capacity building by training 5000 people from overseas over a five-year period
  • Japan will host the Third World Water Forum and its International Ministerial Conference
  • Living in Harmony with Nature: Expo 2005 in Aichi Prefecture
  • Calling upon all nations, international organizations and NGOs and other stakeholders to work together towards the success of the WSSD

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