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Courtesy call on Foreign Mister Kamikawa by Dr. Meguro, the WPS National Action Plan Evaluation Committee Chair and other committee members

December 1, 2023
Foriegn Minister Kamikawa at the photo session
Foreign Minister Kamikawa receiving WPS committee members

On December 1st , commencing at 12:40 for approximately 40 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call from Dr. MEGURO Yoriko, Chairperson of the Evaluation Committee for the WPS National Action Plan with other committee members. A summary of the conversation is as follows.

  1. Dr. Yoriko Meguro, Chairperson of the Evaluation Committee of the National Action Plan on WPS, and other members of the Evaluation Committee, prepared its fifth evaluation report and handed it over to the Minister. The Evaluation Committee is in charge of assessing the government's implementation of the National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security formulated by Japan to implement UN Security Council Resolution 1325 and related resolutions, which state that the participation of women in conflict resolution and peace building is essential.
  2. Minister Kamikawa expressed her appreciation for the preparation of the evaluation report, and stated that Japan is also a member of the UN Security Council, and that she would like to implement initiatives that incorporate WPS perspective, keeping in mind the situation in Ukraine and the Middle East.
  3. There was also a lively exchange of views between Minister Kamikawa and the evaluation committee members regarding the promotion of understanding of WPS in Japan.
(Reference) United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security (WPS)

In 2000, for the first time in the Security Council's history, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted "Women, Peace and Security (WPS) Resolution 1325," which clearly stated that international peace, conflict prevention and conflict resolution require the equal participation of women, protection from sexual violence in conflict, and gender equality.To implement this resolution and subsequent resolutions, Japan formulated the first national action plan in 2015, the second in 2019, and the third in 2023.

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