Senior Negotiator for Climate Change, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
Mr. Yorio Ito is the Senior Negotiator for Climate Change in Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Before this current position, he was engaged in United Nations policy, recruitment for international organizations, and the conclusion of treaties as a public servant of MOFA. He also served as Director in charge of the press in the Secretariat of MOFA, when the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development was held in Yokohama in 2013. He worked for Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, New York, Permanent Mission of Japan to the European Union, Brussels, Embassy of Japan, Tunisia and Consulate-General of Japan, Montreal for overseas assignments.