Understanding peacebuilding consolidating the peace process

It is important to incorporate the perspective of "Human Security" in this process, protecting and empowering the individuals in every stage of post-conflict reconstruction and development.

Development Cooperation Charter indicates that peacebuilding is one of Japan's priority issues by incorporating the perspective of "Human Security" into its basic policy.

Japan’s Efforts on the Issue of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) (Japanese / English (PDF) ) Since 1995, when the issue of Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW) was posed in the International community, Japan has been consistently playing the key role in the framework centered on the United Nations.

Japan has contributed to the rule making process of the international community on SALW.

One of the most important issues related peace and security of Japan and the international community is to support Afghanistan’s efforts toward self-reliance and the stability of the region including Afghanistan, and to prevent Afghanistan from stepping back to a hotbed of terrorism.

Toward the solution of the anti-personnel landmine problem, Japan proposed the “Zero Victim Program (Japanese /English )” at the signing ceremony of the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention in Ottawa in December 1997.

Regarding this problem, Japan announced that it would provide approximately 10 billion yen over five years from 1998 for mine clearance and victim assistance.

Understanding the tactics, motivations and funding of spoilers is important.

Key factors include the following: The concept of spoilers suggests that people are either ‘for’ or ‘against’ conflict settlement.

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