Commemorative Ceremony of the 60th Anniversary of Japan's Accession to the United Nations
December 16, 2016
1. This year marks the 60th anniversary of Japan’s Accession to the United Nations, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and United Nations Association of Japan will be holding an event commemorating the 60th anniversary of Japan’s Accession to the United Nations, which will be attended by His Imperial Highnesses the Crown Prince, in the afternoon of December 19 at the United Nations University U Thant International Conference Hall.
(1) Regarding the event, Part 1 will consist of statements by Mr. Nobuo Kishi, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs, His Imperial Highness the Crown Prince, Mr. Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan, video messages from Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly, and Mr. António Guterres, the Secretary-General-designate of the United Nations, a keynote speech by Mr. Yasushi Akashi, former Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations, and a panel discussion by experts regarding 60 years of Japan and the United Nations and Japan’s future prospects.
(2) Part 2 will feature a talk session on what Japan can accomplish for the world through the United Nations and a presentation event “Changing the World – Recommendations for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” in which talented high school and university student participants in model United Nations will present policy recommendations.
3. The Government hopes that holding this commemorative event will provide an opportunity to promote broad awareness of Japan’s international contributions through the United Nations and initiatives by the United Nations as well as encourage understanding and support of Japan’s UN policy among the general public.