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Implementation of Our Rights project in Japan

On International Human Rights Day, 10 December 2022, Slovenia launched the Our Rights project in Japan. Ambassador Blanka Jamnišek, responsible for the project, participated in the Youth Forum organised by Soka Gakkai International, shared her experience about the project and conducted training for 40 teachers on the use of tools to teach children about their rights. Prior to the Forum, she was interviewed by the pupils and students from SGI schools for the newspaper Seikyo Shimbun.

During her visit to Japan, Ambassador Jamnišek also met with Ambassador Naofumi Hashimoto, representative of the Government of Japan for International peace and Stability at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Reiko Ikeda, Representative of the Japan Committee for UNICEF, Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child Mikiko Otani, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Japan Peter van der Vliet and Ambassador of the European Union to Japan Jean-Eric Pacquet.

To the interlocutors, ambassador Jamnišek introduced Our Rights project, discussed the importance of children's rights and the next steps for the implementation of the Our Rights project in Japan. The interlocutors also addressed the human rights challenges faced by Japan. Ambassador Jamnišek highlighted the importance of the recently adopted legislation on children in Japan and the launch of the Agency for Children and Families in 2023. She expressed her wish to cooperate with Japan on the Our Rights in other countries.

More information on the Our Rights project is available on the official project website of the Ministry.