Visit to Japan by Mr. Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations (PKO), United Nations Secretariat
November 6, 2013
1. Mr. Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, United Nations Secretariat, will visit Japan from November 10 (Sunday) to 13 (Wednesday).
2. During his stay in Japan, Mr. Mulet will exchange opinions with various senior officials of the Government of Japan who are in charge of PKO-related matters. He will also attend the Opening Ceremony of the 3rd GPOI SML course to give a keynote speech.
3. Japan will continue its proactive efforts toward the international peace and security including active contribution to UN peacekeeping activities. This visit is expected to further strengthen cooperation between Japan and the United Nations.
Mr. Mulet, born in Guatemala, has been a member of Congress in Guatemala and served as the President of the National Assembly in 1992. He was appointed ambassador to the European Union in early 2000 and then served as Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH). He was the SRSG of MINUSTAH when Japan dispatched its personnel in January 2010. From June 2011, he has held his present post.
Since the enactment and enforcement of the International Peace Cooperation Law in 1992, Japan has dispatched approximately 9,000 personnel to a total of 14 UN missions including those in Angola, Cambodia, Mozambique, El Salvador, Timor-Leste, Nepal, Sudan, the Golan Heights, and Haiti. Today, Japan’s International Peace Cooperation Corps members are actively engaged in the UN peacekeeping mission UNMISS.