Prime Minister Abe to attend UHC Forum 2017, The Secretary-General of the United Nations and the President of the Republic of Senegal to visit Japan
December 5, 2017
1. Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime minister of Japan will attend UHC (Universal Health Coverage) Forum 2017 to be held at the Tokyo Prince Hotel on December 14. This forum is expected to enhance the momentum on the global promotion of UHC.
2. H. E. Mr. António Manuel de Oliveira Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, will pay an Official Working Visit to Japan from December 13 to December 14, 2017 to attend the Forum. This will be H. E. Mr. Guterres’ first visit to Japan as the Secretary-General. During his stay in Japan, Mr. Abe will hold a meeting with the Secretary-General and host a luncheon in his honor.
3. H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President of the Republic of Senegal, will also pay a visit to Japan from December 11 to Decemeber 14 upon the invitation of Mr. Abe to the Forum. During his stay in Japan, Mr. Abe will hold a meeting with the President and host a dinner in his honor.
4. It is expected that their visits will give momentum to further deepening the cooperative relations between Japan and the United Nations as well as Japan and the Republic of Senegal.
[Reference 1] Universal Health Coverage (UHC)
To ensure that all people can receive the health services they need at an affordable cost throughout life.
[Reference 2] UHC(Universal Health Coverage) Forum 2017
On December 13 and 14, the International Conference will be held, co-organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; the Ministry of Finance; the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare; the Japan International Cooperation Agency; the World Bank; the World Health Organization; UNICEF; and UHC2030. The Side Events will be organized on December 12 and 15. The Main Events can be participated by invitation only. About 500 participants will join the Forum, including officials on International Organizations such as His Excellency Mr. António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Dr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank; Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization; Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF; and the Government officials, academic experts, the civil society and the private sectors etc.
[Reference 3] Visit to Japan by the Secretary-General of the United Nations H.E. Mr. Guterres
The Secretary-General H.E. Mr. Guterres has visited Japan as UN High Commissioner for Refugees for more than ten times. This will be his first visit to Japan as Secretary-General of the United Nations.
UHC Forum Website