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The Tokyo Liaison Office is led by Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa.

Professor Hasegawa became the first Liaison Officer in Tokyo in 2015, following the completion of his term on the ACUNS Board of Directors. In this Liaison Officer role, Professor Hasegawa represents ACUNS’ interests in continuing to work with the three UN studies associations, as well as serving as a contact and focal point in particular for ACUNS in Japan including assistance where possible to ACUNS members who may be looking to conduct work or make new contacts in Japan.


About Sukehiro Hasegawa

Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Timor-Leste (2004-2006)

Dr. Hasegawa is currently President of the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan, Chair of the Council of the Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center, Director for Academic Exchange and Cooperation of the United Nations Association of Japan and Chief of the Tokyo Liaison Office of the Academic Association on the UN System (ACUNS).

Dr. Hasegawa was Professor of Global Politics, Faculty of Law, Hosei University, from 2007-2013. He was Visiting Professor of Toyo University from 2007- 2009 and the United Nations University in Tokyo from 2007-2013.

Professor Sukehiro Hasegawa was the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Timor-Leste from May 2004 to September 2006 and Head of the United Nations Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET), the United Nations Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL), and the United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT).

Professor Hasegawa served with the United Nations since 1969. He held several senior positions within the United Nations system. He served as UNDP Resident Representative in western South Pacific and Deputy in Nepal and Indonesia. In 1993, he managed the United Nations Volunteer electoral supervisors assigned to plan and administer general elections in Cambodia. In April 1994, he was appointed Director of Policy and Planning of the United Nations peacekeeping operation in Somalia (UNOSOM II), and he was the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Rwanda in 1995-96. He subsequently served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Asia and the Pacific at UNDP in New York from 1997-99.

Professor Hasegawa obtained a Ph.D. from Washington University, USA, in 1974. He is married and has three children and four grandchildren.

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