Seminar on Community Building in the Multi-ethnic Societies of the Western Balkans
- from the Human Security point of view -

Tokyo, March 22 2006
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Programme

Venue:

Mita Conference Hall, Tokyo (Room 4, 4F)

Chair/Moderator:

Prof. Akiko Yamanaka, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan

9:30-10:00
Opening Session

Opening remarks
Prof. Akiko Yamanaka, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan
Statement 1
Ms. Marijana Grandits, Director of Working Table I, Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe
Statement 2
H.E. Mr. Jean- Francois Branders, Ambassador of Belgium in Japan, Chairman in Office of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)

10:00-11:50
Session I-1: Reports from the Western Balkans

Presentation 1
Albania
Presentation 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Presentation 3
Croatia
Presentation 4
FYR Macedonia
Presentation 5
Serbia and Montenegro
Presentation 6
UNMIK/Kosovo

12:00-13:30
Lunch (buffet style)

At Room Mita, 1F

13:45-14:15
Session I-2: Reports from Japan

Presentation 1
Mr. Yukio Takasu, Ambassador in charge of Human Security, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Presentation 2
Dr. Keiichi Hashimoto, Senior Adviser, Institute for International Cooperation, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

14:15-15:15
Session II-1: Round table discussion:
From coexistence to reconciliation - capacities of local authorities, media, education

Introductory statements (5 minutes per speaker)
Mr. Robert Robinson, Representative, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Japan
Prof. Izumi Nakamitsu, Professor of International Relations at School of International and Public Policy, Hitotsubashi University
Discussions

15:15-15:30
Coffee Break

15:30-16:30
Session II-2: Round table discussion:
From reconstruction to sustainable development - job creation in a multi-ethnic environment

Introductory statements (5 minutes per speaker)
Mr. Moises Venancio, Head, Western Balkans, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Mr. Hideo Horiguchi, Special Coordinator, Planning and Coordination Department, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Discussions

16:30-16:45
Closing Session

19:00-
Dinner

Hosted by Prof. Yamanaka for representatives of the Western Balkans and for those from home countries and international organizations


Back to Index