This report describes Japan’s incremental approach to developing, implementing, and facilitating compliance with building regulation over many decades. It explains Japan’s unique path to developing a policy and legal framework as well as compliance mechanisms that grow out of this framework and that function within Japan’s risk profile and climate, culture, and construction practices.
JUBA, 22 May 2018 – the Government of Japan and UNIDO welcome Ministry of Industry, Trade and EAC, having developed a set of import and export guidelines for goods, including processed foods and food products.
The guidelines, presented today for validation at an event in Juba, were prepared under UNIDO’s project “Increased resilience and self-help capacities for reconstruction of livelihoods and sustained nutritional food security in South Sudan” funded by the Government of Japan. The project, worth around USD 500,000, commenced in April 2017.
Today, May 23, upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Djibouti, the Government of Japan has decided to provide emergency relief goods (tents, blankets, etc.) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Djibouti in response to the damages caused by the recent flooding.
Upon the request of the Government of the Republic of Djibouti, and in light of the humanitarian perspective and the cordial relations between Japan and Djibouti, Japan has decided to provide emergency assistance to Djibouti to meet its humanitarian needs.
Beirut, 1 April 2018 – with the support from the Government of Japan (USD 1.3 million), the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Syria Response launched the project “Protecting Civilians in Syria through Humanitarian Mine Action Coordination” to reinforce the protection of civilians in Syria through humanitarian mine action activities.
KHARTOUM, 9 May 2018 (UNHCR): - The UN Refugee Agency welcomed today a generous contribution of USD 2 million from the Government and people of Japan to protect and assist South Sudanese refugees in Sudan. Japan’s funding will help UNHCR work with the Government of Sudan to address the increasing humanitarian needs of South Sudanese refugees who have sought safety in Sudan due to the continued violence in their country.