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A portrait photo of Tatsuhiko Furumoto.

Tatsuhiko Furumoto

Representing Japan

Mr. Furumoto become the Director for Gender Mainstreaming at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in August 2022, after serving as a Head of United Nations’ (UN) Resident Coordinator’s Office in Uganda. His portfolio includes gender equality and women empowerment issues in international fora such as the UN, G7 and G20. Mr. Furumoto previously worked extensively in the areas of multilateral and bilateral cooperation at the foreign service, including as a humanitarian and human rights counsellor at the Permanent Mission to the UN, principal Deputy Director/Deputy Director for South America. He also served for UN Development Programme and UN High Commissioner for Refugees in the past, as well as worked as a journalist in a leading news agency in Japan.

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