Essentials

  • This consultation meeting of East Asian scholars and practitioners of UN Peace Operations and senior leaders of UN organizations mandated with the protection of human rights and migrants headquarters in Geneva. The participants from China, Japan and Republic of Korea will assemble in Geneva for consultation meetings at the Palais des Nations, the Palais Wilson and the Maison de la Paix Geneva. It is organized by ACUNS Tokyo Liaison Office and the Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan and hosted by the UN Office in Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.
  • Theme: “Human Rights, Migration and Peacebuilding”
  • Dates: July 16–17, 2018
  • The event has been organized by the Tokyo Liaison Office with support from The United Nations Office in Geneva; UN High Commissioner for Refugees; International Organization for Migration; International Committee of the Red Cross; and, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Questions? Please contact Sukehiro Hasegawa at sh[at]acuns.tokyo or Ai Kihara-Hunt at aikiharahunt[at]ask.c.u-tokyo.ac.jp

Schedule
15 July (Sunday), Arrive from Rome

Day 1: 16 July (Monday)
VENUE: UN Office in Geneva, Palais des Nations
8-14, Avenue de La Paix
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland

  • 9:00         Assemble at the entrance of UNOG
  • 9:30         Visit to the Human Rights Chamber
  • 10:30       Meeting with Director-General Michael Moller
    • Topic: “Role of the UN Office in Geneva, three clusters of UN and International Organizations in Human Rights, Humanitarian Affairs, Trade and Disarmament”
    • Discussants: China, Japan, South Korea
  • 11:30       UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees; UN High Commissioner Filippo Grandi
    • Topic: “Contemporary issues faced by UNHCR: What can or should East Asian countries do?”
    • Discussants: Japan, China, Korea
  • 13:00      Lunch
  • 14:30      IOM International Organization for Migration; Director General William Swing
    • Topic: “Inclusive and Innovative Partnership Possible – What can or should East Asian countries do?”
      Multilevel partnership – Global, Regional, National and Local Challenges
      Inclusive partnership – Civil society, private sector
      Innovative partnership – Ethical recruitment, integration
    • Discussants: Japan, China, Korea
  • 16:00      ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross, President Peter Maurer
    • Topic: “Syria: Implications of the breaches of humanitarian law: What can or should East Asians do?”
    • Discussants: Japan, China, Korea
  • 18:30–20:00   Reception (TBC)

Day 2: 17 July (Tuesday)
VENUE: Palais Wilson

  • 9:30       Assemble at the Palais Wilson
  • 10:00      Meeting with the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Mr. Zeid Raad al-Hussein
    • Topic: “Retreat in human rights all over the world: What can or should East Asians do?”
    • Discussants: China, Japan, Korea
  • 11:30       Briefing Session on Universal Periodic Review: Briefing on China, Japan, and Korea
  • 12:30      Lunch and move to the Palais de la Paix
  • 14:30      Academic session on Sustainable Development Goal 16
    • Topic: “Contemporary Peacebuilding Issues, or any prospect for providing access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels”
    • Moderator: Achim Wennmann, Executive Coordinator, Geneva Peacebuilding Platform
    • Presenters: Keith Karuse, Professor and Director, Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Oliver Justersonke, Head of Research Centre on Conflict, Development and Peacebuilding, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies; Professor Delidji Eric Degila
    • Discussants: China, Japan, Korea
  • 15:00      End of consultation meetings

18 July (Wednesday), Depart Geneva