Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of JAPAN
As conflicts continue to persist around the globe, seamless support is required for peace consolidation in post-conflict countries, beginning with preventing relapses of conflict and extending to nation building, reconstruction, and development. The role of civilian experts in varied fields such as the rule of law, human rights, gender, and administration is becoming more important than ever in post-conflict peacebuilding and development support. Yet, the lack of such experts is a serious challenge for the international community. It is against this backdrop that Japan proactively contributes to peace based on the principle of international cooperation by nurturing peacebuilding and development professionals that can hit the ground running. It is my ardent hope that this program will continue to develop personnel that can contribute to the creation of peace and prosperity in the international community.
(Mr. Fumio Kishida, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan)
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