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Courtesy Call on Foreign Minister Hayashi by Mr. Nikhil Seth, Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

September 7, 2022
Executive Director Seth and Foreign Minister Hayashi at the photo session
Foreign Minister Hayashi receiving Executive Director Seth's call

On September 7, commencing at 9:40 a.m., Mr. HAYASHI Yoshimasa, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, received a courtesy call from Mr. Nikhil Seth, Executive Director, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, who is visiting Japan, for approximately 30 minutes. The overview of the meeting is as follows.

  1. Minister Hayashi welcomed Executive Director Seth’s visit to Japan, stated that people-building is the foundation of nation-building, and expressed his intention to continue to further strengthen coordination with UNITAR, which specializes in human resources development.
  2. In response, Executive Director Seth expressed gratitude for Japan’s support for UNITAR’s activities. He also mentioned that next year marks the 60th anniversary of the establishment of UNITAR and the 20th anniversary of its Office in Hiroshima, where the G7 Summit will be held in the same year. Taking advantage of this juncture, he expressed his intention to coordinate even more closely with Japan in the area of human resources development that contributes to peace in developing countries through the UNITAR Office, the only Japanese office of a United Nations entity located in Hiroshima.
(Reference) United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

Established in 1963. Aims to raise the efficiency of the United Nations itself and promote the maintenance of peace and security and socio-economic development. Mainly responsible for training government officials and staff members of United Nations or other specialist entities, primarily in developing countries, as well as conducting surveys related to United Nations functions and goals. Headquarters located in Geneva, Switzerland. Office in Hiroshima opened in 2003, making it the only international organization with an office in the Chugoku/Shikoku region.

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