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, taking into account the upcoming UN Ocean Conference, to be chaired by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden. The discussion will center on what kinds of initiatives have been taken and will be possible, as well as what Japan can contribute to achieving Goal 14, the focus of the conference.
In addition, posters on the SDGs will be displayed during the event.
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Japanese and English. Participation is free but a limited number of seats are available.
Registration is now closed for this event.
14:00 Opening remarks
14:20–15:00 Keynote speech
15:15–16:00 Panel discussion #1: Initiatives for achieving SDGs and awareness raising
Moderator: Kaoru Nemoto, Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo
16:00–17:20 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
17:30 Closing Remarks, Dr. Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director, UNU-IAS
Embassy of Sweden
United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo
United Nations University
U Thant International Conference Hall (3F)
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo