19April:International Symposium: Public Engagement for the Global Goals with a Special Focus on Sustainable Oceans

DATE / TIME : 2017•04•19 14:00 - 17:30

LOCATION : United Nations University 3F / U Thant International Conference Hall (5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

UNU-IAS, Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC) and Embassy of Sweden will jointly hold an International Symposium: Public Engagement for the Global Goals with a Special Focus on Sustainable Oceans with HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Sustainable Development Goals Advocate).

This event is supported by the United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo. Since the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted in September 2015 by UN member states, international society has been exploring the ways to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under this ambitious agenda.

In this symposium, we will examine how we should understand the SDGs; how to spread and inspire young people to achieve the goals; and how government, science, and business can cooperate. The latter half of the symposium will focus on the current conditions of oceans, what kinds of initiatives have been taken and will be possible, and what Japan can contribute to achieving the related SDG.

Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Japanese and English.

Participation is free but a limited number of seats are available.

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Programme

13:30 Registration

14:00 Opening remarks

David M. Malone, Rector of the United Nations University, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations

HRH Crown Princess Victoria, SDG Advocate

14:20–15:00 Keynote speech

Johan Rockström, Director, Stockholm Resilience Center

15:00–15:20 Break

15:20–16:20 Panel discussion #1: Initiatives for achieving SDGs and awareness raising

Moderator: Kaoru Nemoto, Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo

Johan Rockström, Director, Stockholm Resilience Center
Norichika Kanie, Senior Research Fellow, UNU-IAS, Keio University
(TBD)

16:20–17:20 Panel discussion #2: Goal 14, Life Below Water

Moderator: Wilf Swartz, Director, Department of Marine Conservation and Policy, Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

Kozo Ishii, Program Director, MSC Japan
Toshio Katsukawa, Associate Professor, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Henrik Österblom, Deputy Science Director, Stockholm Resilience Center
Hideshige Takada, Professor, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Miko Maekawa, Senior Research Fellow, Ocean Policy Research Institute, Sasakawa Peace Foundation

17:30 Closing

Organizers

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
Global Environment Outreach Centre (GEOC)
Embassy of Sweden

Supporter

United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo

Contact

symposium.tokyo@gov.se