State Minister for Foreign Affairs Abe Has a Meeting with Ms. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

March 24, 2019

  1. On March 24, commencing at 10:05 a.m. for approximately 30 minutes, State Minister for Foreign Affairs Toshiko Abe had a meeting with Ms. Michelle Bachelet Jeria, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, during her visit to Japan for participating in the 5th World Conference on Women (WAW!) and Women 20 (W20). The overview is as follows.

    1. At the outset, State Minister Abe expressed herappreciation for High Commissioner Bachelet’s participation in WAW! and W20, which gave an impetus to women’s empowerment in Japan and the international community.

    2. In response, High Commissioner Bachelet showed her gratitude for the invitation to WAW! and W20, as well as support from the Government of Japan for the Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). Furthermore, she highly valued Japan’s active contribution to the Human Rights Council, and stated that she would like to continue to collaborate with Japan.

    3. In addition, both sides exchanged views on challenges of the United Nations human rights system, human rights situations in the region, as well as on the possibility of collaboration between Japan and the OHCHR.