From 14-26 January, the GCSP has the pleasure of hosting a delegation of thirteen diplomats from Iraq. An excellent group of diplomats, mostly employed by the Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs, are attending a course on good governance and migration, organized by the GCSP in cooperation with the State Secretariat for Migration. The delegation is spending two weeks in Geneva visiting different international organizations and state institutions including the United Nations Office in Geneva, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organisation of Migration, the City of Geneva authorities, and the Federal Authorities in Bern.
The Symposium on ‘Rising Tensions in East Asia and the Japanese Response’ was GCSP’s first public event of 2018.
The Geneva event, cohosted by the Research Institute for Peace and Security (RIPS) based in Tokyo, was held in a timely manner, just ahead of the scheduled ‘Korea Talks’ happening between North and South Korea.
Current media coverage and political debates have made diplomats, government officials, policy advisers and civil society curious about latest insights happening in the region. Panelists and speakers included experts and academics from Japan, Europe, and the United States, each providing a different perspective of the problems and solutions facing Japan and the East Asian region. Event participants were welcomed by Ambassador Christian Dussey, Director of the GCSP and Dr Masashi Nishihara, President of RIPS.
After two weeks together in the heart of international Geneva, the journey for ten diplomats has not ended but has just begun! The 2nd edition of the course on Good Governance and Migration displayed to its participants an exchange of knowledge and experience, visits to key international institutions and a tour of the best of Geneva.
Complementary to national training, the Office of the Chief of Defense Staff of the Armed Forces of Sri Lanka and the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GSCP) are holding an orientation course for the new Defence Attachés and Senior Officials involved in Defence, Diplomacy and international relations.