Left: Mr. Satsuki Eda, advisor to the Parliamentary Group for World Federation of Japan, former President of the House of Councilors. Right: Mr. Takahiro Yokomichi, Chairman of the Parliamentary Group for World Federation of Japan, former President of the House of Representatives.
Submitted by the World Federalist Movement of Japan
On its 60th anniversary, in 2005, the United Nations, adopted the House of Representatives resolution, endorsing a ‘search for a roadmap to World Federation.’ This year is the 60th anniversary of Japan’s membership at the United Nations, and it is marked by the adoption of the House of Councilors resolution!
In Japan, we have the Parliamentary Group for World Federation which works in conjunction with the World Federalist Movement Organization. The Parliamentary group was established in 1949 with the renowned politician Mr. Yukio Ozaki at the core of things. Today, it has approximately 100 members of the National Diet as Senators and members of the House of Councilors. These members include former Prime Ministers, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and former Chairmen of the National Diet etc.
The occasion calls for the Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs to work towards developing the ‘International Criminal Court’ in order to implement ‘International Solidarity Levy’, Campaign of a United Nations Assembly’ and ‘Reform the United Nations,’ etc.
Resolution as follows:
Japan in the UN : 60th Anniversary
Resolution to Pledge Further Contribution to International Peace building
May 25, 2016
The plenary session of the House of Councilors
This year marks the 60th anniversary of Japan’s membership in the United Nations
Despite Japan’s and the world’s dearest wish to establish international peace, there are still conflicts and terrorist acts, including the November 2015 Paris attacks continue to exist in the world. Further, innumerable worldwide problems, such as development and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and missiles technology, refugees and poverty issues, increasing number of disasters resulting from global warming, and epidemics of infectious disease, must be solved at transnational level.
Facing such reality of the international society, the House of Councilors express our deepest respect for the United Nations for its wisdom and effort having built and maintained international peace over many years since its establishment. We declare that our country would continue to take the initiative and set examples for pursuing peace and cooperation among humankind.
Based on the principle of everlasting peace declared in the Constitution of Japan, the government should make utmost efforts to ensure peace in the future, by reinforcing the reform of international organizations, promoting the expansion of international law as well as disarmament diplomacy including total abolition of nuclear weapons, and pursuing to establish human security and the quest for roadmap to realization of the World Federation.
It was resolved that.