SI Asia-Pacific Committee
20-21 May 2011
Meeting of the Socialist International Asia-Pacific Committee
Manila, 20-21 May 2011
Statement on Japan and Nuclear Power
The SI Asia-Pacific Committee reiterates its solidarity with the Japanese people and its Japanese sister party, the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in their efforts to face the devastating consequences of the earthquake and tsunami. This natural disaster which caused the severe accident in the nuclear power plants of Fukushima brings into question the sustainability of nuclear energy and highlights the urgent need to focus on alternative energy policies.
One lesson learned by the tragic events in Fukushima is that once a nuclear power accident occurs, it is difficult to control the consequences and handle the crisis. Today, two months after the disaster, we are not yet able to evaluate radiation levels in soil, air and water.
In light of these developments, the Committee calls on the international community to reconsider its energy policies and explore ways to significantly increase renewable and sustainable sources of energy, while guaranteeing the security of the people and the environment. In this context, the Committee also reiterates previous SI statements underlining the importance of technology transfers and financial assistance to the developing world for capacity building and adaptive measures.
The Committee also calls for stricter international regulation and monitoring in the operation of existing nuclear power plants and coordinated action on the issue of nuclear waste management.
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Pakistan Peoples’ Party, leading the democratic agenda at home, hosts Socialist International meeting in Islamabad
30 May 2008
Socialist International delegation observes elections in Nepal
07-12 April 2008
SI ASIA-PACIFIC COMMITTEE meeting in Nepal discusses peace and democracy in the region
10-11 February 2007
SI meets for the FIRST TIME IN MONGOLIA to review latest developments in Asia and the Pacific
13-14 May 2005
FIRST MEETING of the Socialist International in Cambodia
08-09 October 2004
Socialist International talks with Chinese leadership, 14-19 February 2004
14-19 February 2004
Socialist International at the 4th World Social Forum, Mumbai
16-21 January 2004
Meeting of the Socialist International Asia-Pacific Committee, Manila, Philippines
11-12 April 2002
Meeting of the Socialist International Asia-Pacific Committee, Tokyo, Japan
05-06 March 2001
Meeting of the Socialist International Asia-Pacific Committee, Wellington, New Zealand
07-08 August 2000
Meeting of the Socialist International Asia-Pacific Committee, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
11-12 June 1999
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