Global Festa Japan 2012 was held at Hibiya Park of Tokyo from Saturday, 6th to Sunday, 7th 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 many 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. About 100,000 people visited in 2 days.
“Think Global, Think Green” was the theme of this year. Special program of photo gallery featuring Africa was catching eyes of people.
During the event, UNIDO ITPO Tokyo organized a booth to advocate UNIDO activities having good time with many visitors. Internship students and 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||6 October 2012 (Saturday) 10:00-17:00
7 October 2012 (Sunday) 10:00-17:00
|Place||Hibiya Park, Tokyo|
|Organized by||Global Festa Japan 2012 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; Tokyo Metropolitan Government; The Japan Publishers & Editors Association; Japan Broadcasting Corporation; The Japan Commercial Broadcasters Association; Japan Overseas Cooperative Association; Japan Business Federation; Chiyoda Ward; U. N. Association of Japan|