Japan-2015 Commitments


Finalized its national action plan on resolution 1325 (2000) last month and has ambitiously set itself 150 goals, which will be regularly monitored. One of the unique features of the plan is its inclusion and emphasis on gender mainstreaming during all phases of natural disaster risk-reduction and response.

Will increase its assistance to the office of Ms. Zainab Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict

Will take over the role of chair of the Group of Seven next year and will vigorously push forward the women and peace and security agenda during the coming year and beyond

Financial Commitments

-Will furnish approximately $810 million in assistance this year to refugees and internally displaced persons from Syria and Iraq.

2016 Update:

National Action Plan: The representative of Japan stated that the government began monitoring the implementation of Japan’s 2015 NAP this year.

Financing: The representative of Japan stated that the government funded “projects of UN Women and the office of SRSG Bangura”.

2017 Update:

Japan donated and continues to support the team of experts of the Office of Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Japan supported UN-Women’s technical training on peacebuilding, mediation and conflict prevention for 230 women through the Peace Support Training Centre in Kenya in 2016.

Japan joined the collective effort to support the Department of Field Support’s senior women talent pipeline project. Japan held an outreach seminar for the project in Tokyo in October 2017, inviting potential senior women candidates.

In 2016, Japan contributed financial support for UN-Women efforts to support human-resource development and education for displaced women in the Middle East and Africa.


Japan is committed to steadily implement its National Action Plan and ensure its effective monitoring.

Japan is committed to increasing their financial support to UN-Women and the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.

Japan is committed to investing in developing human resources and the education of displaced women.

2018 Update:

Japan supports the UN-Women project in Kenya designed to promote women’s substantial participation at the community level. In the past year, more than 8,000 Kenyan civilian women and female police officers have been given prevention and response training for combating violent radicalization, with an additional 1,000 women and young people receiving income-generating skills training. The project encourages women to be confident, active players in protecting their communities from violent extremist influences. Japan has been helping to strengthen the capacity and representation of female police officers in Afghanistan, who have increased their knowledge and skills relating to the provision of effective protection and support to women who have experienced violence.

Japan is proud to support the Women’s Leadership, Empowerment, Access and Protection in Crisis Response programme, also known as LEAP, under the UN-Women’s Flagship Programming Initiatives. In that regard, Japan has contributed $8.7 million in 2018 to promote women’s resilience.

Japan has designated Sri Lanka as a partnership country under the Women, Peace and Security Partnership Initiative of the Group of Seven.


Japan will host the World Assembly for Women in Tokyo on 23 and 24 March 2019. The Women, Peace and Security Agenda will be one of the main topics of discussion


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