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Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Date of Establishment:
September 1, 1986
 
Mission:
to contribute to the welfare of humankind and the sound development of the international community, and thus to world peace, by conducting activities fostering international understanding, exchange, and cooperation, as well as efforts to promote these activities.
 
Activities:
to undertake surveys and research, develop human resources, invite and dispatch personnel, organize international conferences and other forums, and conduct other activities fostering international understanding, exchange, and cooperation, as well as to collect, disseminate, and propagate information in order to carry out these and other activities necessary to accomplish the Foundation's mission.
 
In 1986, at a time when Japan was swept by enthusiasm for “internationalization” and increasingly vigorous international-exchange activities were being undertaken nationwide, SPF was established as a foundation specializing in activities oriented toward international issues. In the 20 years since then, we have seen historic changes that we could not have imagined when SPF was established. The cold-war order collapsed, and today's multipolar world, swept along on a great wave of globalization, is confronting many challenges: frequent territorial and ethnic conflicts, North-South and South-South disparities, the development of information and communication technology and a growing “digital divide,” and poverty and disease, to mention just a few.

Amid all the turmoil, SPF has always endeavored to conduct activities responsive to the demands of the time. Pondering the role we can play, we have presented the directions to which we aspire in the form of periodic midtern program guidelines. With the help of advice from many experts both in Japan and overseas, we recently completed the SPF Operational Guidelines for the Fourth Midterm Program, 2007?2012. Under the guidelines' key theme of “Toward Stability and Coexistence in a Pluralizing International Community,” SPF, making the most of its flexibility as a private nonprofit organization and taking a neutral standpoint, will continue to provide forums for lively discussion over a wide range of areas of concern and will undertake intellectual tasks enabling diverse actors representing states, multilateral organizations, markets, and civil society to think of ways for differing ideologies and behavior patterns to coexist.

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