"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.

Forum Objectives

  1. (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. (2) To foster strengthened cooperation among relevant actors in the field and nurture discussion on the promotion of new initiatives.
  3. (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(other site)
(Access Map)(other site)


10 August

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

11 August

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;
Summary session

English-Japanese simultaneous interpretation will be available.
Admission is free and interested members of the general public are welcome.

Official Blog Site

http://blog.canpan.info/global-forum/other site

Social Media

Registration & Inquiries regarding the Forum

Registration and inquiry information for members of the general public

Information for NGOs interested in having a booth at the Global Forum (Japanese only)(other site)

Lodging information for Nagasaki (Nagasaki City Tourism Website)(other site)

For all other inquiries, please contact the Peace Promotion Section,
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, Nagasaki Municipal Government.
(E-mail:heiwa@city.nagasaki.lg.jp; Fax:095-846-5170)

Further information about the forum will also be updated on the official blog site.

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