World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Yukio Takasu

Article Id: WHEBN0022432431
Reproduction Date:

Title: Yukio Takasu  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874, President of the United Nations Security Council
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Yukio Takasu

Yukio Takasu (高須幸雄 Takasu Yukio?) is a Japanese diplomat and the current United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Management.[1] Previously, he was the Special Adviser on Human Security to the United Nations Secretary-General. Takasu also served as Advisor to the Japanese Foreign Minister and as Professor at the University of Tokyo. Since 2011, Takasu has taught at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto. He was Permanent Representative and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York. Takasu has also twice served as President of the United Nations Security Council, once in February 2009 and again in April 2010.


Takasu was educated at the University of Tokyo (Faculty of Law) and Oxford University (Merton College).


From December 2001 to September 2005, Takasu served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Permanent Mission of Japan to International Organizations in Vienna. (including the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBTO) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)). During this period, he held the position of President of the IAEA General Conference and he chaired the Preparatory Commission for the CTBTO. In April 2000, Ambassador Takasu was posted in Tokyo and assumed the post of Director-General for the Multilateral Cooperation Department. In this capacity, Ambassador Takasu assisted in hosting the G8 Okinawa Summit and he was instrumental in promoting Japan’s initiative for human security and launching the Commission for Human Security. Earlier at the Foreign Ministry in Tokyo, he was responsible for Japan’s policy toward Western Europe (Director of Western Europe Division, 1989–92). During the Gulf crisis, Takasu was in charge of formulating Japan’s contribution to the international efforts, including drafting UN Peacekeeping Cooperation Law. He joined Japan’s diplomatic service in 1969, subsequently serving in various overseas posts (London, Kuala Lumpur, New York, Jakarta, Vienna, and Washington, DC).

See also


External links

  • United Nations Trust Fund for Human Security - Biography of Yukio Takasu
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.