UN Official at UPF Conference in Tokyo

From the (Moon-owned) UPI:

Japan should not risk losing its leverage in the world by cutting its aid to developing countries too dramatically, a retired senior Japanese diplomat has warned. Yasushi Akashi, a former U.N. undersecretary-general, questioned the decision of Japanese politicians to decrease the country’s official development assistance, or ODA, in order to achieve domestic financial goals.

…Akashi was speaking at a weekend conference held in Tokyo by the Japanese chapter of the New York-based international NGO, the Universal Peace Federation. The organization advocates U.N. reform that would allow the world body to work toward global interests, rather than national interests, and in a manner that would enlist religious traditions and spiritual values in the resolution of international disputes.


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