Speeches from Asako Okai


The Future of Business and Human Rights for People, Planet and Peace

Statement delivered by Asako Okai, Annual Event on the Rule of Law and Human Rights, Launch of B+HR Global Initiative and closing remarks.  


Tri-Partite partnership meeting to support National Human Rights Institutions in 2020

Statement delivered by Asako Okai at the opening session of the tri-Partite partnership meeting to support National Human Rights Institutions in 2020  


World Refugee Day 2020: Every Action Counts

COVID-19 has exposed the full extent of human vulnerability. Recent UNDP estimates show that the Human Development Index – a combined measure of the world’s education, health, and living standards –…  


Twelfth Global Forum for Migration and Development

Statement by Asako Okai at the 12th Global Forum for Migration and Development  


Global Refugee Forum

Statement delivered by Asako Okai at the Global Refugee Forum Plenary Session- High Level Debate on Burden and Responsibility Sharing  


Humanitarian, Development and Peace Nexus Addressing Forced Displacement

Statement delivered by Asako Okai a the Global Refugee Forum- Development and HDP Nexus Addressing Forced Displacement, Geneva  


Global Refugee Forum: Innovation for Refugee Livelihoods SDG Impact Accelerator

Statement by Asako Okai at the Spotlight Session for the Global Refugee Forum: Innovation for Refugee Livelihoods SDG Impact Accelerator” hosted by Government of Turkey and UNDP, Palais de…  


UN Forum on Business and Human Rights

UN Forum on Business and Human Rights - "Time to act: Governments as catalysts for business respect for human rights" , Geneva  


Second Intersessional Seminar on the Prevention of Human Rights Violations

Panel discussion on ‘The interaction between the Human Rights Council and the United Nations Development Pillar towards preventing human rights violations’  


Addressing climate-related security risks through concrete action

Statement delivered by Asako Okai, UN ASG and Director of UNDP's Crisis Bureau at the 74th UN GA side event.  

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