Common Agenda for Cooperation
in Global Perspective

Joint Report to President William J. Clinton
and Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto

Presented in Tokyo on June 14, 1996 by

Under Secretary of State Timothy E. Wirth
and Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Kazuo Ogura

June 1996

President Clinton and Prime Minister Miyazawa launched the Common Agenda for Cooperation in Global Perspective ("Common Agenda") in July 1993 as part of the U.S.-Japan Framework for a New Economic Partnership. Since its inception, the Common Agenda has emerged as one of the world's most successful partnerships in addressing critical global challenges in areas as diverse as health and population, environment, narcotic drugs trafficking, technology and economic development.

Together, the Governments of the United States and Japan have conducted cooperative activities under the Common Agenda that fall under the following five broad categories:

(1) Promoting Health and Human Development
(2) Responding to Challenges to Global Stability
(3) Protecting the Global Environment
(4) Advancing Science and Technology
(5) Fostering Exchanges for Mutual Understanding

Since the last Joint Report of June 15, 1995, the two Governments have made progress in implementation of the existing projects. They decided to expand the Common Agenda to include six new initiatives at the United States-Japan Summit Meeting in Tokyo on April 17, 1996. They also decided to explore the opportunity for new areas of cooperation under the Common Agenda on concepts for economic and social development that are compatible with preserving nature and environment in the twenty-first century. Details of the six new areas of cooperation and highlights of progress on existing projects are as follows:

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