History of Trilateral Presidents Meeting of UNA-China, UNA-Japan and UNA-ROK and China-Japan-ROK Youth Forum

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History of Trilateral Presidents Meeting of UNA-China, UNA-Japan and UNA-ROK and China-Japan-ROK Youth Forum


At the joint initiative of the United Nations Association of China (UNA-China), Japan (UNA-Japan) and Republic of Korea (UNA-ROK) , the three UNAs held symposiums on UN issues in Beijing in 2005 and in Seoul in 2007, which were pilot projects for future trilateral cooperation.

In September 2010, the UNA-Japan hosted the first Trilateral Presidents Meeting of the United Nations Associations of China, Japan, and the Republic of Korea (hereinafter referred to as “the Meeting”) in Tokyo with the participation of the President of WFUNA, and the first China-Japan-ROK Youth Forum (hereinafter referred to as “the Forum”) was also held as a parallel event. The two events aimed at promoting dialogue and enhancing understanding among people of the three countries, especially among the youths.

Up to now, seven Trilateral Presidents Meetings and Youth Forums were held in the three countries in rotation. The Trilateral Presidents Meeting has become the annual cooperation mechanism for the three UNAs for exchanging views on UN and multilateral issues. The Youth Forum has become the platform for the youth to build consensuses and strengthen cooperation through participating in Model United Nations Conferences, Youth Symposiums and cultural activities.

In September 2011 and in September 2014, UNA-China hosted the second and fifth Trilateral Presidents Meetings in Chengdu and Xi’an and Youth Forums at Sichuan University, and Northwestern Polytechnical University. 

For information of previous Trilateral Presidents Meetings and the paralleled Youth Forums, please refer to the annexes.

 

Previous Trilateral Presidents Meetings:

1st 

Trilateral Presidents Meeting

Tokyo, Japan

September 11, 2010

 

Topic A: What role can the three UNAs play to enhance trilateral relations of China, Japan and ROK?

Topic B: How to strengthen the cooperation of the three UNAs on UN issues?

Topic C: What role can China, Japan and ROK play on regional affairs?

Topic D: Briefing on G20 preparation process by UNA-ROK.

 

 

 

 

2nd 

Trilateral Presidents Meeting

 

Chengdu, China

September 23, 2011

 

Topic A: The Role of East Asia in Global Governance

Topic B: East Asian Culture in the Globalization

 

 

 

 

3rd 

Trilateral Presidents Meeting 2012

Seoul, Korea

September 19, 2012

 

Topic: World Peace and the Role of the UN: The Possible Impact of Common Culture Heritage on the Activities in UN

 

 

 

 

4th 

Trilateral Presidents Meeting 2013

Sapporo, Japan

September 16, 2013

 

Topic A: East Asian Cultural Tradition and Peace

Topic B: Prevention and Resolution of Conflicts through Continuing Contacts and Dialogue

Topic C: Cooperation for Achieving MDGs and Sustainable Development

 

 

 

 

5th 

Trilateral Presidents Meeting 2014

Xian, China

September 13, 2014

 

Topic A: The Thoughts of Lao Tzu and the Harmony and Prosperity of East Asia

Topic B: Buddhism Exchanges in East Asia during the Tang Dynasty

Topic C: Prospects of Peace Building Operations and Humanitarian Challenges Ahead

 

 

 

 

6th 

Trilateral Presidents Meeting 2015

Gyeongju, Korea

September 13, 2015

 

Topic A: Building foundation for the East-Asia peace and prosperity through education

Topic B: East-Asian approach to address climate change and environment issues: Leading up to the adoption of the UNFCCC-COP21 (2015 UN Climate Change Conference)

Topic C: Strengthening cooperation to combat violent extremism

Topic D: Other matters of common interests

 

 

 

 

7th 

Trilateral Presidents Meeting 2016

Fukuoka, Japan

August 25, 2016

 

Topic A: United Nations Secretary-General selection

Topic B: The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Topic C: Nuclear Weapons Convention (NWC) proposed

 

 

Previous Japan-China-Republic of Korea Youth Forums:

1st 

Youth Forum

Shonan Village Center and Waseda University, Japan

September 12, 2010

 

2-day Model UN Conference in a simulation of General Assembly with 3 committees, 1-day Youth Symposium

 

 

 

Topics of the Symposium:

1. The Role of East Asia in Promoting Human Development towards the Millennium Development Goals

2. Cooperation of East Asia in the United Nations for Global Peace and Sustainable Development

3. Peace and Sustainable Development

4. The Role of East Asia in Promoting Human Development towards the Millennium Development

5. Transcending Nationalism: Towards a Regional Integration of Northeast Asia

 

 

 

Theme of Model UN:

Ten Years Review on the MDG

 

 

 

 

2nd 

Youth Forum

Sichuan University, China

September 24, 2011

 

2-day Model UN Conference in a simulation of the UN Climate Change Conference with 2 committees, 1-day Youth Symposium

 

 

 

Topic of the Symposium:

The Role of East Asia in Global Governance

 

 

 

Themes of Model UN:

1. Adaptation, Finance, Technology Transfer and Capacity Building

2. Mitigation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

 

 

 

 

3rd 

Youth Forum

Kyung Hee University, ROK

September 20, 2012

 

1.5-day Model UN Conference in a simulation of General Assembly with 5 committees, 1.5-day Youth Symposium

 

 

 

Topics of the Symposium:

1. Conflicts Prevention in East Asia

2. Representatives of Youths Opinion in UN and Other Important Organizations

3. Korea-China-Japan Free Trade Agreement

 

 

 

Theme of Model UN:

Outcome of Rio+ 20

 

 

 

 

4th 

Youth Forum

Sapporo University, Japan

September 17, 2013

 

1-day Model UN Conference in a simulation of the working group meeting of General Assembly with 2 committees, 2-day Youth Symposium

 

 

 

Topics of the Symposium:

1. The East Asian Culture and Western Culture-Envisioning Synergy for the Future of Humanity

2. Empowerment and Representation of the Youth and Women in Policy Making at the United Nations and the Trilateral Summit Conferences

3. Digital Divide-Fuller Utilization and Abuse Prevention of Technological Advance in Telecommunication

 

 

 

Themes of Model UN:

1. Empowerment and Decent Work

2. Education and Culture

 

 

 

 

5th 

Youth Forum

Northwestern Polytechnical University

September 15, 2014

 

2-day Model UN Conference in a simulation of the United Nations Environment Assembly with 2 committees, 1-day Youth Symposium

 

 

 

Topics of the Symposium:

1. The Thoughts of Lao Tzu and the Harmony and Prosperity of East Asia

2. The Role Played by the Youth in Building East Asia Partnership

3. The Respective and Joint Efforts Made by China, Japan and ROK for the Implementation of Post-2015 Development Agenda

 

 

 

Themes of Model UN:

1. The Youth Awareness of Global Environment Problems and Youth Action for the Future

2. Deforestation, Soil Erosion and Earth Warming

3. Air Pollution, Nuclear Energy Hazards and Peoples Health

 

 

 

 

6th 

Youth Forum

Gyeongju, Korea

September 14, 2015

 

 

1.5-day Model UN Conference in a simulation of UN Committee Meetings with 2 committees, 1.5-day Youth Symposium

 

 

 

Topics of the Symposium:

1. What to Learn from the History to Foster Ideal Future of East-Asian Community and Devising Ways to Overcome Different Historical Narratives

2. East-Asian Approach to Address Climate Change and Environment Issues: Leading up to the UNFCCC-COP21 (2015 UN Climate Change Conference)

 

 

 

Themes of Model UN:

1. Strengthening Cooperation between the UN and Regional Organization under Chapter VIII of the UN Charter

2. Ways to Improve UN Humanitarian Assistant System to Address New Forms of Global Humanitarian Crisis

 

 

 

 

7th 

Youth Forum

Seinan Gakuin University, Japan

August 26, 2016

 

1-day Model UN Conference in a simulation of General Assembly with 2 committees, 2-day Youth Symposium

 

 

 

Topics of the Symposium:

1. How to Maintain International Peace and Security in East Asia?

2. How to Enhance Peace and Security in East Asia?

 

 

 

Themes of Model UN:

1. How to Enhance Peace and Security in East Asia

2. How to Deal with Refugees and Migration Flows

 

 

 

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