On the occasion of the visit to Japan by UNIDO’s Director General LI Yong, The University of Tokyo-UNIDO Joint Symposium will be held on Monday, 16 April, 2018 at the University of Tokyo Hongo Campus.
In collaboration with the University of Tokyo, UNIDO will organize a joint symposium entitled “Young Wisdom, Innovation and SDGs” during the official visit to Japan of UNIDO Director General LI Yong.
Since the adoption at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have been attracting wider attention year by year. Held at the University of Tokyo where Japanese cutting-edge knowledge is brought together, this symposium aims to encourage Japanese young generations to open up their mind towards the global issues and to present that Japan can greatly contribute to achieving SDGs from the perspective of innovation.
High-level representatives from academia, international organizations and private sector will be assembled to share their views and ideas on SDGs in their presentations and panel discussions. This will provide valuable opportunities.
Participation is free and registration is not required. Please join the event on 16 April 2018.
We are looking forward to your participation!
Outline of the Symposium
Date/Time: Monday, 16 April 2018, 10:00-12:00
Venue: Ito Hall, Ito International Research Center (B2F)
Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo
Organizers: The University of Tokyo,
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Supporters: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA),
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI),
United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Tokyo
Language: English (no interpretation)
MC: Dr. Margono Martiwi Diah Setiawati, Project Researcher,
Integrated Research System for Sustainability Science (IR3S),
The University of Tokyo
Fees: Free /No registration required
10:00 Opening Remarks
Dr. Makoto Gonokami, President, The University of Tokyo
10:15 Keynote Address
“Young wisdom for the realization of the SDGs”
Mr. LI Yong, Director General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
10:40 Special Address
“Your UNITED NATIONS: transforming our world through SDGs as CHANGEMAKER”
Ms. Kaoru Nemoto, Director, United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), Tokyo
11:00 Panel Discussion
“Young Wisdom, Innovation and SDGs”
Moderated by Prof. Taikan Oki, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University;
Assistant Secretary-General, United Nations
Mr. LI Yong, Director General, UNIDO
Ms. Kaoru Nemoto, Director, UNIC Tokyo
Mr. Satoshi Akita, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), WASSHA Inc.
“Inviting young talent to UNIDO”
Mr. Hideki Murakami, Deputy Head, UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office Tokyo
Mr. Yuko Yasunaga, Head, UNIDO Investment and Technology Promotion Office Tokyo
UNIDO ITPO Tokyo（Mr. Murakami）