MOFA: Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan

Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan

July 2012

(Japanese)

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1.Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan

  1. (1) Summary and Evaluation
  2. (2) Remarks by H.E. Mr. Koichiro Gemba, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan Tokyo Conference on Afghanistan (July 8, 2012)
  3. (3) Tokyo Declaration(ANNEX)
  4. (4)Remarks by UN organizations which did not make remarks at the conference[PDF]( UNDPPDF, UNHCRPDF, UNICEFPDF, WFPPDF, FAOPDF )
  5. (5) Parallel Events

A. Delhi Investment Summit on Afghanistan

Time/Date:
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, 28 June
Venue:
Hotel Taj Palace, New Delhi, India
Organizer:
Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Outline:
The objective of this Summit is to attract, foreign investment into Afghanistan in the light of new opportunities opening up in areas like mining, hydrocarbons and infrastructure, and badly needed investments in traditional sectors like agriculture, industry, capacity-building, health and services, after three decades of conflict.
Link:
http://dsafghan.in/other site

B. Symposium organized by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Time/Date:
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. on Friday, 6 July
Venue:
Honda Memorial International Conference Hall, Aoyama Gakuin University, Tokyo
Theme:
"What we have done for Afghanistan since 2002: Lessons learned from the past experience"
Other Info:
Featuring presentation by
  • Mr. Eng. Wais Ahmad BARMAK, Afghan Minister of Rural Rehabilitation and Development
  • Mr. Mohammad Osman Tariq, Director for Research and Islam Development Programs, Asia Foundation
  • Dr. Najmuddin Najim, Aga Khan Foundation
  • Mr. Yoshikazu Yamada, JICA Afghanistan
to be followed by discussion
(note) English-Japanese/Japanese English Simultaneous Interpretation Available
Link:
http://www.jica.go.jp/english/news/announcements/2012/20120628_01.htmlother site

C. UNHCR Symposium

Time/Date:
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, 7 July
Venue:
U Thant International Conference hall, UN University, Tokyo
Theme:
A Solutions Strategy for Afghan Refugees: Linking Humanitarian Action to Development Assistance
Organizer:
UNHCR Representation in Japan
Other Info:
Supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
(note) English-Japanese/Japanese English Simultaneous Interpretation Available

D. Afghanistan Tokyo CSO (Civil Society Organizations) Conference

Time/Date:
2:00 - 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, 7 July
Venue:
U Thant International Conference hall, UN University, Tokyo
Theme:
Voices from Afghan Civil Society
Organizers:
Japan Civil Society Steering Committee for the Afghanistan Tokyo Conference,
Civil Society-Joint Working Group Afghanistan
Co-Sponsors:
Japan Platform, Asia Foundation
Supporters
UN University, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Other Info
(note) English-Japanese/Japanese English Simultaneous Interpretation Available
The pre-event is to be held on July 6, and the wrap-up event on July 9. For further information click.
Link:
http://www.japanplatform.org/afghanistan_conf2012/EN/ other site

E. Panel Discussion organized by the Liaison Conference for the Promotion of Gender Equality

Time/Date:
11:30 a.m. ? 1:00 p.m. on Monday, 9 July
Venue:
Science Council of Japan
Theme:
Current Situation of Assistance to Women in Afghanistan
Other Info:
(note) English-Japanese/Japanese English Simultaneous Interpretation Available
(note) For further information, please contact the General Affairs Division, Gender Equality Bureau, Cabinet Office: Tel. 03-5253-2111 (ext. 83704).

F. Event organized by the Japan Committee for UNICEF and UNICEF Tokyo

Time/Date:
1:30 - 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, 5 July
Venue:
Yumoto High School (Iwaki City, Fukushima) and Tajwar Saltana Girls High School (Kabul, Afghanistan)
Theme:
Afghanistan and Japan: Connected through Children
- A joint virtual classroom for Afghan and Fukushima high schools
Outline:
High school students of Fukushima and Afghanistan, who established a close tie after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami through the "Tegami (Letter) Project" by Japan Committee for UNICEF last year, participate in a joint class over a video link. Tajwar Saltana Girls High School building was rehabilitated by UNICEF with the support of the Government of Japan. Yumoto High School was affected by the March 2011 disaster and students are still studying in a temporary school building. The students in both schools exchange their thoughts about challenges they are facing during reconstruction period, role of schools and education for reconstruction, and their wishes for the future. Moreover, students present their wishes and dreams for the reconstruction and the future on paper slips of Tanabata (Star festival).
Organizer:
Japan Committee for UNICEF, UNICEF Tokyo
Other Info:
Open to the media only. For more information, please contact the Information & Public Affairs Division, Japan Committee for UNICEF (Tel. 03-5789-2016).

2. Archival Materials

  1. (1) Japan-Afghanistan Relations (http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/middle_e/afghanistan/index.html)
  2. (2) Japan's Assistance in Afghanistan
    (http://www.mofa.go.jp/region/middle_e/afghanistan/pdfs/japan_assistance.pdf [PDF])

3. External Links

  1. (1) Embassy of Afghanistan in Tokyo, Japan
    http://www.afghanembassyjp.com/en/ other site

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