Global Festa Japan 2014 was held at Hibiya Park of Tokyo from Saturday, 4th to Sunday, 5th October 2014.
Global Festa is organized by MOFA, JICA and JANIC to promote international cooperation movement in Japan. 6th October is the International Cooperation Day* in Japan. This year 294 groups participated to present their activities in booths, workshops or food stands, including NGOs, foreign embassies, international agencies and private companies related to international cooperation. 66,450 people visited on the first day.
“Smile Earth!” was this year’s theme. Special programs featuring advancement of women were also held.
During the event, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo organized a lively booth to advocate UNIDO’s activities and received more than 300 visitors. Student volunteers supported the booth.
*International Cooperation Day
On October 6, 1954, Japan joined the Colombo Plan (Formed in 1951, the earliest international organization after World War II to provide aid to developing countries) with a decision by the cabinet, and started economic cooperation. In conjunction with this, October 6 was designated as “International Cooperation Day” with the authorization of the cabinet.
|Date&Time||4 October 2014 (Saturday) 10:00-17:00
5 October 2014 (Sunday) 10:00-17:00
|Organized by||Global Festa Japan 2014 Committee Office|
|Co-organized by||Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; The Japan International Cooperation; Agency (JICA); Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)|
|Supported by||Cabinet Office; Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology; Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare; Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan; Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry; Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation; Ministry of the Environment, Ministry of Defense; Tokyo Metropolitan Government; Chiyoda Ward; The Japan Publishers & Editors Association; Japan Broadcasting Corporation; The Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association; Japan Overseas Cooperative Association; Japan Business Federation; U. N. Association of Japan|