Japan’s Peace Keeping Operation. 1 st ARF PEACE KEEPING EXPERT’S MEETING PORT DICKSON, MALAYSIA 7-9 MARCH 2007. Evolution of PKO Mandate. Present PKO Mandate. Electoral Observers Civilian Police Human Rights Repatriation of Refugees Institutional Building Reconstruction & Recovery.
Japan’s Peace Keeping Operation
1st ARF PEACE KEEPING EXPERT’S MEETING
PORT DICKSON, MALAYSIA
7-9 MARCH 2007
Evolution of PKO Mandate
Present PKO Mandate
Repatriation of Refugees
Reconstruction & Recovery
Traditional PKO Mandate
Diverse and Complicated
Basic Policy on Japan’s Participation in
UN Peacekeeping Forces (Five Principles)
Conflict parties must reach a cease-fire accord.
Conflict parties, including those from the countries in which the UN peacekeeping forces are to operate, must consent to Japan’s participation in the core operations of the UN forces.
The UN peacekeeping forces must maintain impartiality; they should not side with any particular conflict parties.
The SDF may withdraw from operations of the UN peacekeeping forces if any one of the three principles stated above is not met.
The use of weapons by SDF members participating in operations of the UN peacekeeping forces should be limited to the minimum necessary to protect the members’ lives.
Record of Japan’s Participation in
UN Peacekeeping Operations
* Political Mission
SDF’s Commitment to UN PKO
Upgrading of International Peace Cooperation Activities etc. from supplementary missions
to primary missions of SDF
A School to Build Peace Builders
Instructors from relevant leading institutions
advancing peacebuilding and field missions
Japanese and Asian Civilians
Explore Cooperation with ARF PKO Experts Meeting and Other Regional PKO Training Centers