UN Secretariat’s Recruiting Mission to Visit Japan
February 17, 2009
- The United Nations Secretariat’s Recruitment Mission led by Ms. Catherine
Pollard, Assistant Secretary-General for Human Resources Management, will
visit Japan from February 22 (Sun) to March 7 (Sat). The members of
the Mission include UN officials in charge of human resources management,
field assistance, and peacekeeping operations.
- During her stay in Japan from February 25 (Wed) to March 1(Sun), Ms.
Pollard will have meetings with Mr. Shintaro Ito, State Secretary for Foreign
Affairs; Mr. Toshihisa Takata, Secretary-General of the International Peace
Cooperation Headquarters of the Cabinet Office; Mr. Kenzo Oshima, Senior
Vice President of the Japan International Co-operation Agency (JICA); and
officials from the Ministry of Defense. Ms. Pollard will also visit
Hiroshima and exchange views with staff members of the Hiroshima Peacebuilders
Center. On February 26, she will deliver a keynote lecture at the
UN University Headquarters meeting on the subject “Serving the United Nations
for a Better World.”
- The Mission will conduct interviews from March 2 (Mon) to 6 (Fri) with
applicants who have passed screenings of their applications. In addition,
the Mission will hold a career guidance session “Employment at the United
Nations” on February 28 (Sat) at Ritsumeikan University and also a briefing
session “Advice on Careers at the United Nations: A Review of 2009 UN Recruitment
Mission to Japan” on March 6 (Fri) at Waseda University.
- It is expected that this Mission will provide an opportunity for more Japanese people to play an active role in the UN.