#HEISEIandJapan vol.3-1: Having become the world’s top #ODA donor in 1989 (HEISEI 1), Japan also began contributing more to international peace and security. Ja...pan dispatched JSDF (Japan Self-Defense Forces) to overseas operations for the first time when it sent minesweepers to the Persian Gulf in 1991 (HEISEI 3).
Since the enactment of the PKO (UN Peacekeeping Operations) Cooperation Act in 1992 (HEISEI 4), Japan has participated in 27 missions, including its first #PKO in Angola, followed by the dispatch of JSDF and police officers to the UNTAC operation in Cambodia in 1992. Currently, JSDF personnel are working as staff officers of UNMISS (South Sudan), and Japan - The Government of Japan recently announced its cabinet decision to dispatch JSDF personnel to the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) force in the Sinai Peninsula, which will become Japan’s 28th mission.
In addition, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) is currently working with international partners on counter-piracy operations off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden. Japan has also worked on human resource development projects for #peacebuilding, and has made additional financial and in-kind contributions.
Upholding the policy of “Proactive Contribution to Peace” through international cooperation, Japan is fully and faithfully committed to building international peace and security in the upcoming #REIWA era, building on the achievements during the #HEISEI era.
・MOFA: ODA on peace building