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Commemorative Ceremony of the 60th Anniversary of Japan's Accession to the United Nations

December 2, 2016

1. On December 18, 1956, Japan joined the United Nations. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Japan's accession to the United Nations. Since its accession, Japan has unwaveringly contributed to world peace and prosperity through the United Nations.

2. To celebrate the 60th anniversary of Japan's accession to the UN, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will hold a commemorative ceremony in the afternoon of December 19, 2016 at the U Thant International Conference Hall of the United Nations University in Shibuya Ward, Tokyo.


(1) This commemorative ceremony is being held with the purpose of deepening discussions over the future roles that the United Nations and Japan should play in the international community. It will also aim to deepen the understanding of the activities of the United Nations and the efforts of Japan through the United Nations among people of all ages including the young, who will play a central role in the future activities of international organizations.

(2) At this ceremony, the following events will be held; Addresses by Dignitaries, Keynote address and Panel Discussion by experts regarding 60 years of Partnership between Japan and the United Nations, and our future prospects, the following events will be held; Keynote address and Panel Discussion by experts, Panel Session with Japanese Goodwill Ambassadors and Representative of the Global Compact Network Japan; and Competition of Presentation on the future of Japan and the United Nations by high school and university students from Japan Model United Nations.

4. For further details about the program for the commemorative ceremony and registration to attend (until December 12), please access the website belowOpen a New Window.

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