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Courtesy call on Foreign Mister Kamikawa by Ms. Silla KAKKOLA, Secretary General of the Coalition of Finnish Women’s Associations (NYTKIS)

January 26, 2024
Foreign Mister Kamikawa shaking hands with Ms. KAKKOLA
Photo of the meeting

On January 26th, commencing at 14 :10 for approximately 15 minutes, Ms. KAMIKAWA Yoko, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call from Ms. Silla KAKKOLA, Secretary General of NYTKIS. A summary of the conversation is as follows.

  1. At the outset, Minister Kamikawa stated that she was pleased to meet with Secretary General Kakkola so soon after she visited Finland at the beginning of the year and that she would like to deepen cooperation with Secretary General Kakkola in promoting gender-related policies including WPS, based on "Japan’s Nordic Diplomacy Initiative" announced during her recent visit to Finland and Sweden.
  2. Then, Minister Kamikawa exchanged views with Secretary General Kakkola on Finland's efforts in gender mainstreaming, including the WPS, and on various issues concerning women in the international society.

(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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