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International Peace Cooperation Assignments

Staff Members of International Peace Cooperation Assignments

The following are some of the specific assignments that Japan undertakes for participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations, contributions to International Humanitarian Relief Operations, and contributions to International Election Observation Operations as stipulated by the International Peace Cooperation Law.

 

Types of assignments defined by the International Peace Cooperation Law Article3(3)

Self-
Defense Forces (Units)

Japan Coast Guard

Government officials of Administrative Agencies

Recruited Corps Personnel

Self-
Defense Forces Personnel

Others

   

 UN Peacekeeping Operations ( PKO )

a

Monitoring the observance of cessation of armed conflicts and demobilization of armed forces

O   O    
b

Stationing and patrol in areas demarcated for preventing the occurrence of armed conflicts

c

Inspection or identification of the carrying in or out of weapons

d

Collection, storage, or disposal of abandoned weapons

e

Assistance for the designation of cease-fire lines and other boundaries

f

Assistance for the exchange of prisoners-of-war

* g

Observation or management of fair execution of elections or plebiscites

  O O O
  h

Advice or guidance for and supervision of police administrative matters

i

Advice or guidance for administrative matters

International Humanitarian Relief Operations

j

Medical care, including sanitary measures

O
k

Search or rescue of afflicted people or assistance for their repatriation

l

Distribution of food, clothing, medical supplies, and other commodities to afflicted people

m

Installation of facilities or equipment to accommodate afflicted people

n

Repair or maintenance of facilities or equipment damaged by conflicts that are necessary for the daily life of afflicted people

o

Restoration of natural environment subjected to pollution and other damage by conflicts

p

Transportation, storage, communication, construction, and installation of machines and apparatus

 

Other tasks assimilated to those mentioned in (a) to (p) above, as prescribed by Cabinet Order

Accordance with the criteria of each assignment above

*International Election Observation Operations

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