Launch of UN Week 2009

August 18, 2009
Japanese

  1. From October 16 (Friday) to 24 (Saturday) of this year, United Nations Communications Group-Japan, United Nations Association of Japan, Japan Model United Nations Society, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan will collectively present "UN Week 2009". The Week will provide a common platform for a series of events and activities to be held in cooperation with UN-related organisations around the nation, focusing on the UN, our planet and our future. The Week will culminate with UN Day on October 24, which is celebrated annually in commemoration of the UN's founding.
     
  2. Major events planned for the Week include Stand Up Take Action; International Saitama Symposium, "Meeting Millennium Development Goals"; High School Student Speech Contest on International Understanding and Cooperation(Final Selection); and Social Venture Competition "UN and Business: Let's Change the World Together". In addition, a UN feature is planned in the November edition of the monthly "Gaiko Forum" magazine, which will go on sale on October 8.
     
  3. United Nations Information Centre Tokyo has created the Week's special logo and poster so that a number of UN- related events would be planned and held throughout the country. Please refer to the website (http://unic.or.jp/un_week/) for details. A weekly "Together with the UN" E-bulletin will provide the latest information on UN Week. For inquries on UN Week, please contact United Nations Information Centre Tokyo (by email at unweek@gmail.com or phone on 03-5467-4451).

[Reference 1] Events currently planned

  • Stand Up Take Action
    (Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18, locations throughout Japan)
    [Primarily organised by GCAP Japan, with support from United Nations Information Centre Tokyo]
    http://www.standup2015.jp/
     
  • International Saitama Symposium: "Meeting Millennium Development Goals"
    (Saturday, October 17 to Sunday October 18, Urawa Royal Pines Hotel)
    [Organised jointly by the International Saitama Symposium Executive Committee and the United Nations Association of Japan]
     
  • High School Student Speech Contest on International Understanding and Cooperation (Final Selection)
    (Monday, October 19, Elizabeth Rose Hall, United Nations University Headquarters)
    [Organised jointly by United Nations Association of Japan and Ministry of Foreign Affairs]
    http://www.unaj.or.jp/news/koukou_konkuru.html
     
  • UN Day 2009 Symposium
    (Friday, October 23, U Thant Hall, United Nations University Headquarters)
    [Organised by United Nations University]
     
  • Social Venture Competition: "The UN and Business: Let's Change the World Together"
    (Saturday, October 24, Elizabeth Rose Hall, United Nations University)
    [Organised by Model United Nations Society]
    http://jmun.org/unweek/

[Reference 2] "UN Week 2009" special logo and poster (as attached(PDF))

[Reference 3] "Together with the UN" E-bulletin

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