On 22 March, UNU-IAS, in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and UNIC Tokyo along with the support of the Global Environmental Outreach Centre (GEOC) and Suntory Holdings Ltd, will co-organise a symposium in observance of World Water Day. “Leaving no one behind” is the central premise of the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and the key theme of the UN’s efforts for water in 2019. How can we make quality water available for everyone? Eminent water and human rights experts will gather to discuss water, sanitation, and sustainable development for all.
15:00–15:05 Welcoming Remarks
David M. Malone, Rector, United Nations University/ Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
15:05–15:10 Opening Remarks
Shozo Kudo, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism
15:10–15:15 Keynote Speech
Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
15:15–15:35 Keynote Speech
Taikan Oki, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University/ Professor at the University of Tokyo
15:35-15:50 Delivery of 2019 World Water Development Report
Rio Hada, OHCHR/ Coordinator of the UN-WATER Global Campaign for World Water Day 2019
16:00–16:25 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kaoru Nemoto, Director, United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo)
Kensuke Fukushi（Senior Project Advisor, UNU-IAS/ Professor at the University of Tokyo）
Megumi Michiyama (Senior Officer, International NGO Plan International)
Koji Kumamaru (Corporate Partnerships Specialist, UNICEF)
Mina Yariuchi (JICA Expert, Project for Improvement of Water Supply Management of YCDC, Myanmar/NGO WaQuAC-NET)
16:25–16:50 Q & A
16:50–16:55 Presentation on Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Kumamoto
Tsutomu Nagata, Director of Water Conservation for Kumamoto City
17:00 Closing Remarks
Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director of UNU-IAS
Simultaneous interpretation (Japanese to English) will be provided.
Registration for this event is now CLOSED. Thank you for your interest.
For those have pre-registered, reception at the venue will open at 14:15. Please allow sufficient time to check in and take your seat by 14:50.
The UNU Headquarters Building is currently undergoing renovation, and the venue will only be accessible via stairway on the day of the event. If you anticipate needing special assistance to reach the fifth floor, please contact email@example.com in advance.
The consumption of food and drink is prohibited in the venue.
UNU HQ Building, Elizabeth Rose Hall (5F)