"Global Forum on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education" Organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan and United Nations University
As of May, 2012
On 10-11 August 2012, the Government of Japan and the United Nations University will jointly hold an international conference called the "Global Forum on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education" in Nagasaki City to contribute to the worldwide promotion of disarmament and non-proliferation education.
- (1) To foster a shared recognition of the importance of disarmament and non-proliferation education among various actors, including governments, civil society, international organizations, subject matter experts, and educators.
- (2) To foster strengthened cooperation among relevant actors in the field and nurture discussion on the promotion of new initiatives.
- (3) To offer a timely opportunity to examine specific regional issues (e.g. the concept of a Middle East WMD-free zone) and, through discussion, nurture a more complete understanding of the current realities and devise practical approaches that will lead to solutions.
(note)By utilizing communication tools such as the social networking site Facebook, the video-sharing site YouTube, and the micro-blogging site Twitter, the Global Forum will aim to communicate its message of disarmament and non-proliferation education effectively not only to visitors, but also to wide-ranging audiences across the globe, and create virtual fora where the global community can discuss these important issues.
Organizers and Cooperation
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan,
United Nations University
- Nagasaki City
- Nagasaki University
Date and Venue
- Friday 10 August, 2012
- 9:45 - 17:00
- Saturday 11 August, 2012
- 9:30 - 17:00
- Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki City
- (Access Map)
- Opening session;
Session 1: The Role of Disarmament and Non-proliferation Education in Working Towards a World without Nuclear Weapons
- Testimony of Hibakusha;
Session 2: The Concept of a Middle-East WMD-free Zone: Developing Critical Thinking through the Examination of a Specific Case
- Session 3: Designing and Implementing Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education (Part 1: Views and Experiences from NGOs; Part 2: Views and Experiences from Educators)
- Interactive program;
English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be available.
Admission is free and interested members of the general public are welcome.
Official Blog Site
- Follow the Global Forum on Twitter: @global_forum
- Find the Global Forum on Facebook: Global Forum on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Education
Registration & Inquiries regarding the Forum
For all other inquiries, please contact the Peace Promotion Section,
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki Municipal Government.
Further information about the forum will also be updated on the official blog site.
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