On March 25, students from Universite Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium visited the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations to receive a briefing by Ambassador Jun Yamazaki.
In his briefing, Ambassador Yamazaki touched upon the systems and working methods of General Assembly, Security Council and the Fifth Committee. He explained Japan’s role in the UN by discussing Japan’s approaches to Security Council reform and the post 2015 development agendas.
Regarding North Korea, Ambassador Yamazaki explained Japan’s position on the issues such as abductions and nuclear weapons. He also talked about Japan’s contribution to gender equality, UN Peacekeeping Operations, disarmament and peacebuilding.
The students showed attentiveness and great interest as they listened to Ambassador Yamazaki’s briefing. In the Q&A session, students not only asked about questions on global issues, as well as Japan’s policies on national strategy.