SPF Mission Statement:
The Sasakawa Peace Foundation addresses the diverse and complicated issues that human society is encountering in the 21st century. In order to respond to increasing natural disasters and social crises, they implement and support a variety of necessary programs and projects. As a private Japanese foundation, they strive to strengthen cooperation at all levels between their country and countries abroad. They make use of their freedom as a private foundation to effectively promote activities, proposals, and exchanges in the search for a new governance model for human society
Toward New Ocean Governance
They make necessary proposals for ocean governance and promote implementation to protect this common heritage of mankind. With international cooperation and coordination, they promote research and studies aiming for comprehensive ocean management and sustainable development. As an organization of a country surrounded by the sea, they pursue a model of a new ocean State that maintains a balance between development and utilization of marine resources and environmental protection. They make efforts to enhance cooperation with the international community, especially with Asian and Pacific countries, to establish the ocean governance of the future.
Realization of World Peace and Security
They implement and support projects that contribute to world peace and security. They devote their efforts to the stability and development of the Asian-Pacific region and the international community. At the same time, they consider ways of governance in new areas of maritime and space security in cooperation with the leaders of other countries and various fields by conducting research studies and making proposals. they also examine and implement measures to ensure security of citizens against internal conflicts, terrorism, and natural disasters that are recently increasing around the world.
Solving Diverse Problems of the Planet
Keeping the diversity of the world community in view, they seek for tailor-made solutions for each country and region. With the current aging of the population in Japan and the developed world, growth has slowed down in recent years. Social problems are arising from the aging population and increasing economic disparities. On the other hand, the population in the developing world is growing rapidly, bringing about various problems inside as well as outside these countries. To come up with practical solutions to these problems, they promote approaches that respect diversity. For the realization of societies where individuals can fully express their potential and contribute to finding solutions, they support innovative policies and implementation efforts at the policy-making level.