The 15th East Asian Seminar on the UN System - The UN at 70 for a better World: East Asian Partnership in Global and Regional Governance

In October, the Shanghai UN research Association (SUNRA) organised, with support of the China Academic Net for UN Studies (CANUNS), Japan Association for UN Studies (JAUNS) Korea Academic Council (KACUNS) on the UN in collaboration with Academic Council on the UN System (ACUNS), a workshop and seminar on The 15th East Asian Seminar in the UN System: East Asian Partnership in Global and Regional Governance. The workshop and seminar brought together teams of scholars from three countries - China, Japan and Korea (CJK), and two representatives of ACUNS.

The workshop and seminar facilitated a good opportunity to foster the networking among the seminar’s participants and the sharing of academic knowledge and exchange expertise on how to improve governance, accountability, and effective development delivery and results.

Following very active and lively debates of the discussion papers, each country produced an action plan focussing on what could be achieved within the period of coming months before the 16th The East Asian Seminar on the UN System scheduled to be held in Korea in 2016.

The event emphasized the importance of the tripartite with the three countries and the UN, the growing economic interdependence and the mutual realisation of the necessary East Asian cooperation in enhancing peace and security in that region.