8 july 2022 shocked to hear of killing of former president abe - do you have a favorite speech or pdf of his? chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk - i would particularly like to understand his and Japan's support of Un2.0, humanising AI and ideas for 2020s shared at Japan G20- it will take some time to find references most worthy of celebration/ communal action - lets start with his celebration at United Nations 2019 ..........https://www.mofa.go.jp/fp/unp_a/page3e_001107.html....................Address by Prime Minister Abe at the Seventy-Fourth Session of the United Nations General Assembly September 24, 2019 Japanese e-mail Photo: Cabinet Public Relations Office 1. Mr. Chairman, under your chairmanship, the United Nations will commemorate the 75th anniversary of its founding. On this occasion, I ask you to recall that my country, Japan, upholding the principles of the United Nations, has walked a path that has been steadfast, always intending to realize the goals of the United Nations. For the UN, which has now come three quarters of a century since its founding, structural reform, especially that of the Security Council, is absolutely imperative. We aim for the early realization of such reform. In addition, Japan is standing in the 2022 election. By once again receiving the support of numerous countries, we wish to serve as a non-permanent member of the Security Council and make our best efforts towards the further realization of the principles of the UN. I ask for your ardent support in this. In Japan, a new Emperor has acceded to the imperial throne and the ceremony for His Majesty to declare this fact to both domestic and international audiences is near at hand, on October 22. Heads of state and government and top leaders from approximately 200 nations and international organizations will attend, and there is no greater joy than that of the well-wishing extended to us upon the start of the Emperor’s new era. The Japanese people regard this as an unparalleled opportunity and they will once again turn their thoughts to the role Japan takes on towards the world. In my country, the period in which a long-standing economic slump caused people to become inward-looking is now a thing of the past. Dates that raise awareness of our strong bonds with the world and turn people’s eyes outward and towards the future -- the Rugby World Cup, of which fierce contests continue to be played out at this very moment; the Olympic and Paralympic Games that will be held next year in Tokyo; and World Expo 2025 that Osaka and the surrounding region will host -- are written large on Japan’s calendar as landmark events. Created this way is a new generation of Japanese, one that is reliable, and willing to carry forth the UN ideals, you may want to say. I would like you also to keep in mind the meeting that will come around to Japan next April. The 14th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice, commonly known as “the UN Crime Congress” will convene in Kyoto. The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime holds the meeting once every five years. Fifty years will have passed since 1970, when Japan hosted this same meeting as the first UN Crime Congress held outside Europe. At its prime for cherry blossoms, Kyoto, I know, will be welcoming visiting experts in law enforcement. 2. What I have just said leads one to see what value Japan seeks in its engagement with the world, in that it values education, for the country's primary objective is to foster the power of individuals, one by one. To continue to do so has been and still is the very essence of what Japan can contribute to the rest of the world. As for the law enforcement experts who will gather in Kyoto next spring, Japan has done nothing one off, like bringing them to a meeting just once. Rather, it has long sought its own role in continuing to foster them. As early as in 1962, with the deepening of knowledge about crime prevention its primary objective, Japan established in Tokyo the United Nations’ first specialized institute in that field. Named the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, this institute was launched with the late Norval Morris, a renowned criminologist, as its inaugural director. By the end of September this year it will have produced a large number of “alumni.” The total amounts to more than 5900, including, for instance, 2949 from Asia and 678 from Africa. 3. Now, it was this past March that Malala Yousafzai was in Tokyo. She looked me right in the eye and said, “As many as 100 million girls lack the skills they need to have a good command of modern technology, for they don't undergo a minimum education of 12 years.” She says that if all girls completed secondary school, they could add up to 30 trillion US dollars to the global economy. I invited Malala to Japan before the G20 Osaka Summit I would chair in June, hoping to highlight policies that empower women and girls. If women were able to demonstrate the potential they hold, the world would sparkle that much more. But that is an obvious truth, isn't it? In Japan, where the labour participation rate for women has seen a marked rise, we are witnessing that self-evident fact on a daily basis. I am delighted that we were able to capture what Malala advocates for in both the G20 Leaders’ Declaration and another outcome document in the annex. We pledged to “promote inclusive quality education for all girls and women.” Japan wishes to run at all times at the very front of the pack with respect to these efforts. 4. Now, let me tell you of an example from Tanzania. When I was turning 30 years of age, I remember a Tanzanian marathon runner, Juma Ikangaa, was fiercely competitive every time he ran the Tokyo Marathon. After returning home in Tanzania, Mr. Ikangaa, who considers Japan to be his second home, became a goodwill public relations ambassador at the local office of JICA, the Government of Japan’s agency for international cooperation. Sent from Japan to be stationed there, was a woman full of energy, named Miwa Ito. The two of them combined forces, with Ms. Ito getting sponsorship funding from 13 Japanese companies and Mr. Ikangaa searching for girls who could be future Olympians. Their efforts ultimately culminated in Tanzania’s first-ever women’s track meet. That was in November 2017. One thousand girls living nearby attending elementary and junior high schools were invited as spectators. But they were not there simply to watch the event. Educational materials on avoiding teenage pregnancy were also handed out. Having the girls read these materials was another purpose. In Arusha, Tanzania, an area the Masai and others call home, where the high peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen in the east-northeast, an all-girls’ junior high school named “Sakura” opened in January 2016 through the efforts of a group of Japanese people. The school is entirely residential in order to provide its students with absolute security and safety. The number of students has grown from 24 at the beginning to 162 this past spring. The Japanese government supports the school financially, but it is run by NGOs, both Japanese and local. They teach the STEM subjects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- and how to avoid unwanted pregnancies. In Cambodia as well, I know there is a Japanese entrepreneur who has been working to improve education there, a project that is entirely his own brainchild. His initiative sends Japanese teachers, seasoned veterans in math and science, to Cambodia. There, they coach young men and women who are on track to become teachers. The initiative is called “Teachers Without Borders.” I find it very much heart-warming to see people in Japan’s private sector devoting themselves voluntarily in this way to the education of young people, especially girls, in Tanzania and in Cambodia, purely out of intrinsic motivation, without seeking anyone’s recognition as such. 5. Over the next three years, the Government of Japan will provide enriched education to a minimum of nine million children and young people in Sub-Saharan African and Asian nations. We plan to expand “e-learning” for primary school children in Sri Lanka as well as Internet-based mathematics and science education in Rwanda. But I must say that these endeavours were largely inspired by the efforts underway by people in the private sector. Mr. Chairman, this is my seventh consecutive year to deliver a statement in the general debate at the General Assembly. Over this time, I have consistently emphasized the importance of empowering women and girls and the value of making health care universally available. This year too, I have addressed both of these issues at separate meetings on the side-lines. At the same time, I wish to emphasize that the essence of Japan’s international engagement can be found in the fact that we earnestly value education, as seen in the contributions of Japan that I just mentioned. Japan aspires to be an “FP,” shall I say, or a “foster power," one that fosters human capacity. 6. As I reach the end of my statement, I will raise three points briefly. Point number one is regarding North Korea. Japan supports the approach taken by President Trump. The approach by which the two leaders talk candidly with each other and try to work out the issues at hand while seeing a bright future ahead has changed the dynamics surrounding North Korea. I am determined to meet Chairman Kim Jong-un myself face to face, without attaching any conditions. Japan’s unchanging objective is to normalize its relations with North Korea through comprehensively resolving the outstanding issues of concern with North Korea, including the abductions, nuclear, and missile issues, as well as settling the unfortunate past. Point number two is that Japan shares the concerns regarding the Middle East situation. The attack on Saudi Arabia’s crude oil facilities was an extremely contemptible crime that holds the international economic order hostage. I consider precious the pronouncement made to me directly by Supreme Leader Khamenei of Iran, that he issued as a fatwa three repudiations regarding nuclear weapons, namely “not to possess, produce, or use” them, and has ensured thorough implementation of that fatwa. This morning too I held a summit meeting with President Rouhani, our ninth in total. It is my own unchanging role to call on Iran as a major power to take actions that are grounded in the wisdom derived from its rich history. Point number three, and my final point, is that Japan will make use of multilateral frameworks and globalism, to reduce disparities, inter alia. On the heels of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) and the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement, the RCEP (Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership) is now poised to reach agreement, with Japan's contribution serving as a propelling force. The world will become more connected, leading more people to escape from poverty. In recent years I chaired the G7 and G20 summits as well as the Tokyo International Conference on African Development, or “TICAD,” three times, demonstrating repeatedly that multilateral frameworks do indeed have that role as a leveller. As a consequence, the terms “quality infrastructure” and “a free and open Indo-Pacific” have entered the lexicon of the international community, I would like you to note. 7. TICAD Seven held earlier this year was reborn as “New TICAD.” This is because the words to talk about Africa from now should by all means tell a story of investment and growth. In fact, the Business Forum held at the same time as the TICAD conference was jam-packed with businessmen and women from Africa and Japan and electric with eager enthusiasm. I also came out of the forum with a sense that new investment proposals and new projects are materializing quickly. Changes in Africa encourage us. The world does indeed change. We are able to change it through the efforts we make. And that confidence shall be reaffirmed right here in this great assembly hall. With that, I will end my statement. Thank you very much. Related Links Prime Minister Abe Visits the United States of America and Belgium (September 23-28, 2019) United Nations General Assembly Japan and the United Nations
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-thank you chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk washington dc and glasgow

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urgent help needed for friends of japan and all young lives matter survey: how can japan society most help japan and japan's inspiration of asian sdg youth = two thirds of world youth? chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

for worldwide views on 2020s as most exciting decade -defining our species future - please go to The Economist's Norman Macrae (Japan Order Rising Sun Gold Bars) Curriculum www.entrepreneurialrevolution.city
zoomuni.net -breaking 2020 -zooming beyond reality- some nations 30 years behind our 1984 timelines for ai teaching/ studying - download and ask for our maps of who's leading
chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk may 2020 (bicycling distance from national institute of health bethesda md usa) writes:
since 1960 most of the world's population mapping sdg development - eg asians as over 60% of humans have traded round a japanese translation of global system- compounding solutions americans like deming and borlaug open sourced -more than any other single system dynamic friends have been able to map- brookings update 2020- 5/15 how taipei, seoul, hk, saved their peoples, and hanoi

back to middle of 20th c-perhaps it shouldn't be that much of a surprise that it took one of the 2 island nations that most colonised borders up to world war 2 to culturally rollback a higher purpose for uniting peoples


chris macrae at welcome to SDGIRLS.net and economistsports.net - 2 months ago
*2020s 5G 4G 3G 2G 1G 0G 1970s* *help! with top 20 Economist challenges* *these are the most exciting times to be alive* *E2 Jack Ma and E3 Sir Fazle Abed* *The most exciting game children have never played? World Record Book of Job Creation* *2025 report - last 7 years to global sustainability* *1960s world record jobs creators*......
Back to www.normanmacrae.comSDG education revolutionCommentaryFriends and FamilyFuture HistoryBiographycoming - books.. diary 2020
EntrepreneurialRevolution.city July 2020..If you care about two out of 3 lives mattering who are Asian, nearly 60 years of miracles mapping around worldwide decision-makers considering Japan from 1962 are worth replaying -that's when my father Norman Macrae aged 39 was privileged to write his first signed survey in The Economist -the first 2 quarters of dad's 80+ years of life had been spent
**writing unsigned leaders in The Economist (eg as only journalist at Messina's birth of EU) after serving as teenager in world war 2 navigating air places uk bomber command region modern day bangladesh/myanmar -
** following his father who worked for british diplomatic services around embassies in midst of conflict - eg mostow of stalin 1934, last adriatic port jews used to escape hitler 1938 )-during this quarter dad concluded that world wars root cause was the history of empires like britain and japan which had trapped most peoples in poverty, to end war he wanted to mediated loving each other's places, ;peoples and especially children

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Before we get to the list of miracles look at what has happened to japan in the fisrt year(s) of its new reiwa emperor era- planned was 40 million tourists with olympics ganes as peace-loving centrepiece ; apart from the olympic most tourism celebrated comunity hosts sme busienesses- all being decimated by the virus; japan is uniquely interesting as a nation as unlike other places run by a majority of elders its recruiting youth from other countries to deliver many of its frontline logistics services- this pan asean development plan has also been shattered; since japan loves sports for the right reason - community building not just big corporate noise - gthe ebst outcome would be the olympics beged asians to tale a majoity share of running futire olympics- this would be good for all four of the next hosts if the mayors of tokyo beijing milan and paris chatted about it- and it would be a great opportutity for womens lives matter to exorciose all the sexual predators - and ban ki-moon who is in the middle of 3 world chnaing movement cliate adatoability, curriculum of worldwide youth and teachers civic engagement , ethics dorectirate of teh olympocs could appoint a supersgtar panel of lives matter - eg the wike of kobe (mo0re at www.kobe.mba), manny pacquaio, and since tennis has always been the emeperor family's facoriote sport as well some uk royals, why not let japan and wimbledon select which tennis superstars can bridge retoremengt with linking in youth as the sddg generation.....

Norman Macrae, having survived teenage navigation of RAF planes bomber command world war 2 over modern-day myanmar/bangladesh, joined The Economist in 1949, and retired as the deputy editor of what he called "the world's favourite viewspaper" in 1988. During that time, he wrote extensively on the future of society and the impact of technology. Norman foresaw species sustainability as being determined by post-colonial and virtual mapmaking- 5G 4G 3G 2G 1G 0G if 60s tech could race to moon and Moore alumni promised 100 times more machine intel every decade TO 2025, let's end poverty mediating/educating a world of loving each others' children- so that wherever the next millennials girl is born she enjoys great chance to thrive.

Soon Norman was celebrating his wartime enemy's rising engineers and win-win sme supply chains across far east and very concerned that tod down constitutions english speaking nations led by political bureaucrats wasn't fit for entrepreneurial revolution-he co-opted a young romani prodi to translate Economist 1976 ER survey into multilingual formats

Amongst some of his more outlandish claims: that governments would not only reverse the nationalisation process and denationalise formerly private industries, but would also sell industries and services that had been state operated for so long that it seemed impossible that they could be run by private companies. A pioneer before the pioneers, Macrae imagined privatised and competing telecommunications and utility companies improving service levels and reducing prices.

When others saw arms build-ups as heralding World War III, Macrae predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall by the end of the 1980's.

The Norman Macrae Archive serves as an on-line library, hosting a growing collection of Macrae articles, newspaper columns and highlights from his books. We hope that you find the articles thought provoking and zoom, twitter or question us - norman's son chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk

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youth hall of fame - japan global friendship associations 1 2 smart intrapreneurs- sony creative lounge

future of HIStory 1945 -to update 2020s version see also Princeton history project connections with osun and von neumanns future of humansai.com

look first at the G8 biggest jigsaw pieces of nearly 200 nations who sought to unite san francisco 1945-until the virus came 2020 was due to be the happy 75th birthday of nations 17sdgs as well as the frontline heroics of medecins sans frontieres and partners in health- coalitions of soft power had never been so urgent to valuetrue. Nature does not play with walls, and other games of externalization at borders -only mistaken male professionals do as they systemically confuse the power of big getting bigger with advancing the human lot for all our children including wherever the next girl is born

In 1945, there were just over 5% of people who lived in usa and Canada- they had twice saved the old world tri-continent of asia Africa and Europe from world wars. Most remarkably usa that in 1939 ranked 17th in terms of international navies on a par with Portugal had become the heart of the wining allied forces. You had the two northern islands at either end of the coastal belts of west Europe and far eat asia who had multiplied so many colonial poverty traps across the Asian 60+% majority of human race , Africa and middle east’s 10%. In trying to compete with uk, France had arguably been most brutal in colonizing med sea Africa, slave trading needed to develop America north wars up from louisana, as well as napoleons war of nations which had sucked in austria hungary , Germany and Russia among others.by start of 20th c Germany without colonies to feed its engineers need for carbon and steel had become bellicose across all its borders. This left less than 2% people in the iced up and largest land mass of all ussr ready to be the victims of stalin as the second most fearsome tyrant the first hal of 20th century grew exponentially. All the while half of humanity – women – were left out of how the word capitalized land and counted productivity even though a deeper look would show that the led with educators like Montessori and health networkers like Florence nightingale, marie curie and indeed the Franciscan role of the clares as community health missionaries- the conscience of mother mary if you will. 9se girlsworldbank.com) There were of course further geographic oddities- only 10% of people lived in the southern hemisphere; less than 1% of peoples lived on what became a quarter of all nations the SIDS- small island developing nations with minimal land resources but huge ocean estates very much dependent on climate, and nature including good human nature of tourism. And you had the archipelagos especially Indonesia and Philippines with large populations- one the epicentre of the world trade in medicinal spices – know how the dutch prized nutmeg so much that they were prepared to swap with the uk control of one indonesian holland with their us territory new Amsterdam rebranded new york

in 60 years

Thursday, March 25, 2021

japan celebrations of sdg actions

 How digital technologies contribute to SDGs? Future of development will be envisioned through innovative cases across the world!

japan senegal coonections

ada osakwe nigeria- japan connections - 5 million farmers 156mn dollars saved with mobile techreacing poorest farmers-wonderful work ada osakwe

- power big data include drones geochecking wereplants -remote sensing to check water distribution; food security butdid not necessarily have market - up to 60% of extra food wasted- meanwhile import processed food- so started compaby 2015 to make local markets frsh farm to table foods markets, restaurants - we;re using blockchain to trachwhere food , and ai to improve consumer diets

japan 2 The key to achieve SDGs lies in development of community! Let’s find out actions for tomorrow through initiatives from Japan (Kanagawa, Fukuoka), the Philippines, and Zimbabwe!

5.00 goal 5 Let’s gear up to end gender-based violence, abolish harmful traditions/practices, promote women’s leadership and ensure people are able to lead a life based on freedom and choices! atsumo miva goal 5gender equality integral to everything- left overall presenterof session - right new york based ngo- took specific global sun agenda of goal 5 but not extreme solutions by poorest asian women

global network of women peace builders - example of women builiding peace in subregion of phillipines where there had been plrbicides

south sudan women distributing deep solutions /truth needed if community building to overcome conflicts  munir soke about child marriage in bangladesh

next panel great enthusiasm Talk session on SDG12―Thinking about what we can do in our daily lives and how we can turn waste into valuable resources.- josephine malaysi waste programs family focud green/smart - ecopods, samban seesions- curriculum for kindergarded up to adu;ts- green schooland green tv - training/empowerment public servants - zero waste and connections water, energy = why where whowhen how- always ask- start young is very important- differentate between need and wants0 make children smart they will change adyult behaviors within family

aditi ramolaindia international association professiona wasre management worlw8de- example bencharks green cities - best practices sustainbable aste and sustainavle production- endmarne dumping;n end careless burning waster- support children education where kids live nexto dumpsits - move from informal waste livelihoods- lierature - 3 prong approach to waste and circularity- risako tanbabe tv personality

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Let’s gear up to end gender-based violence, abolish harmful traditions/practices, promote women’s leadership and ensure people are able to lead a life based on freedom and choices!


We have 9 years to achieve the SDGs, but it will not be easy with global challenges such as the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. it is essential for people to work together with solidarity and share a vision in order to create a sustainable future. UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Misako Konno shares messages from young people to turn it around for people and the planet. Message 1: “Everyone Has the Power to Make a Difference” Members of the Blue Earth Project (Ms. Marina Kikuhara, Ms. Ayu Nakano, Ms. Saya Miura, Ms. Aine Yamashita) Message 2: “True happiness in a Sustainable Society” Haruna Kuraishi, a university student / Secretary-General of the Japan Youth Platform for Sustainability SDGsを達成するまでに残されている時間はあと9年。しかし、気候危機や新型コロナウイルス感染症など、地球規模の課題に直面する中、達成は容易ではありません。持続可能な未来を作るには人々が団結し、ビジョンを共有することが必要不可欠です。 UNDPの紺野美沙子親善大使が、人と地球のために世界を変えようと呼びかける若者からのメッセージを紹介します。 メッセージ1 「世界を変える力は誰もが持っている」 Blue Earth Projectメンバー (菊原麻理奈さん・中野安結さん・三浦紗耶さん・山下愛音さん) メッセージ2 「持続可能な社会における真の幸せを実現するには」 倉石東那さん|大学4年・ジャパンユースプラットフォーム事務局長 Translation options At The Moment LIGHTNING TALK: MESSAGE FOR OUR FUTURE | 未来の私たちへのメッセージ You have a question?

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A recent study by the UNDP warns that the severe long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic could push an additional 207 million people into extreme poverty, bringing the total to over 1 billion worldwide by 2030. With a focus set on investments towards the SDGs, however, 146 million people could be lifted out of extreme poverty. The pandemic has made us all reacknowledge the power of digitalization and innovation and indeed, has sped up their applications in public and private spheres. Technologies such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, cryptocurrency, virtual reality, the internet have proved their potential to advance and accelerate the achievement of the SDGs. On the other hand, the advancement of technologies will also trigger new challenges, as they can exacerbate inequalities. The increasing number of digital technologies available to the digital ‘haves’ further risks excluding the ‘have nots’—incliding the 3.5 billion people who still do not have internet access. It is vital to integrate new technologies into sustainable development strategies, with equality and equity as the guiding principles.

This session will examine how digital technologies and innovation can bring opportunities and values to those “furthest behind” and contribute to the SDGs, while addressing poverty and inequality. Speakers from across the world who have brought transformation to the people’s lives through the provision of internet access in Senegal, through the establishment of online value chains accessible via mobile phones in Nigeria, and through online agricultural advisory services in Ghana will discuss opportunities and challenges exacerbated by the pandemic, while exploring the future of development.





DA OSAKWE | アダ オサクウェ
Ada is an award-winning food entrepreneur and angel investor. She is Founder of Agrolay Ventures, a principal investment firm that deploys capital to early-stage companies that have the potential to transform ecosystems. She’s also the founder of Nuli, an innovative African food company inspiring a healthier lifestyle for millions through a fresh, locally-grown approach to building brands that make people happy. Ada serves on the Boards of Factor[e] ventures, the global non-profit One Acre Fund and the leading plant-based food distributor in Africa, Infinite Foods. She is a member of the African Development Bank’s Presidential Youth Advisory Group. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum and an Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow. Ada has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, an MSc in Economics and Finance from University of Warwick and a BSc in Economics (First Class

Prior to joining The Huffington Post Japan, Takeshita worked as a news reporter for The Asahi Shimbun, the national leading newspaper in Japan. He covered economic policy and business news, and interviewed hundreds of people from government officials to entrepreneurs. He was also a Visiting Fellow at the Stanford University Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2014-2015. The Huffington Post Japan has started many public conversations and is the leading online-media in Japan. | ザ・ハフィントン・ポスト日本版編集長。1979年生まれ、慶應義塾大学法学部政治学科卒業。2002年に朝日新聞社に入社し、民間企業や経済官庁を取材する経済部記者やデジタルメディアの新規事業を担う「メディアラボ」を経て、2014年—2015年にスタンフォード大学客員研究員。朝日新聞社を退職し、2016年から現職。世界経済フォーラム・メディアリーダー、ネット空間における倫理研究会委員、TBS系『サンデーモーニング』コメンテーター。SDGs、ジェンダー平等、経済の新しい形が関心テーマ。


xGIFTY MINTAA QUARSHIE | ギフティ ミンタア クアルシエ
Gifty Mintaa Quarshie is a co-founder of TechShelta, an agricultural solutions technology company. TechShelta hand-holds greenhouse farmers as they seek solutions to greater efficiency, yields, and profits. Ms. Quarshie is a graduate of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration where she obtained a Diploma in Information Technology (Database Management) and a degree, in Public Administration. Ms. Quarshie and her team won the prestigious Annual Kosmos Innovation Centre Agritech Prize in 2018. She further proceeded to claim yet another prize, in 2020, of the Ghana Climate Innovation Challenge. Ms. Quarshie possesses a passion for solving the challenges of our time that threaten the sustainability of our environment, economic viability, and human dignity. She is keen on the empowerment of youth and women, especially those without immediate opportunities. She is a luminous mobilizer and implementer of the causes about which she has a strong conviction. |
Mr. Koichi Sato runs companies in France, Japan and Senegal. In 2019, he developed the TUMIQUI Smart Kit, which combines solar energy and internet functions, requires no installation, and can be carried anywhere, while allowing anyone to easily charge their phone or computer and connect to the internet. After signing an MOU with the Senegalese Ministry of Health, the system has been installed in 10 unelectrified clinics in rural areas. In 2020, a small assembly and maintenance workshop in Dakar was established. The contributions to the SDGs includes the use of renewable energy, digital education, employment, technological transfer, waste reduction through maintenance, and women's independence through economical activities. Mr. Koichi Sato aims to make Africa self-reliant by combining African wisdom and Japanese ingenuity. ================




The passion of young people, from voicing against gender inequality to calling for climate action and racial justice, is critical to bring transformation to societies. This is also the case with ensuring our peace and security, the most fundamental mission of the United Nations and the crosscutting cornerstone of the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda. Today it is estimated that there are 1.21 billion youth between 15 and 24 years of age on our planet, which accounts for 15.5 percent of the global population. “Young people, the largest generation in history, have a critical role to play in raising awareness and developing new approaches to bring about change to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction and conventional arms, including their proliferation,” said the Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu. Inspiring everyday people to take action to change the world and mobilize civic voices into policy dialogues are an imperative way forward for a more sustainable and peaceful future for all. In this session, four youth peace champions from South Sudan, Iraq, Japan and the United States will bring diverse perspectives together to discuss the role of youth in passing on stories of resilience beyond generations and beyond boundaries. They will present their innovative projects with an out-of-the-box thinking making use of AI, ICT, art and music, while sharing their personal stories that have motivated them to take those approaches. The United Nations Under-Secretary-General, Ms. Nakamitsu will share her thoughts regarding youth leadership and her views on channeling young voices into policy. Ms. Tomoko Kubota, News Editor of Tokyo Broadcasting System (TBS), passionate about promoting peace and disarmament agenda through passing on oral history, will moderate.

"Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu assumed her position as UN Under-Secretary-General and
High Representative for Disarmament Affairs on 1 May 2017. Prior to taking on
this post, she served as Assistant Administrator of the Crisis Response Unit at
the United Nations Development Programme. | 2017 年5 月より国連事務次長・軍縮担当上級代表。2016 年から2017 年まで難民・移民サミットのフォローアップに関する特別顧問代行。2014 年11 月から2017 年4 月まで国連開発計画(UNDP)危機対応局局長・国連事務次補。2012年8 月から2014 年10 月まで国際連合平和維持(PKO)局アジア・中東上級部長。アフガニスタンを含むアジア全域、シリア・レバノンを含む中東全域および西サハラを主管。2008 年9 月から2012 年7 月まで同局 政策・評価・訓練部 上級部長。早稲田大学法学部卒業。米国ジョージタウン大学大学院修士課程卒業(国際関係論)。
"Ms. Izumi Nakamitsu assumed her position as UN Under-Secretary-General and
High Representative for Disarmament Affairs on 1 May 2017. Prior to taking on
this post, she served as Assistant Administrator of the Crisis Response Unit at
the United Nations Development Programme. | 2017 年5 月より国連事務次長・軍縮担当上級代表。2016 年から2017 年まで難民・移民サミットのフォローアップに関する特別顧問代行。2014 年11 月から2017 年4 月まで国連開発計画(UNDP)危機対応局局長・国連事務次補。2012年8 月から2014 年10 月まで国際連合平和維持(PKO)局アジア・中東上級部長。アフガニスタンを含むアジア全域、シリア・レバノンを含む中東全域および西サハラを主管。2008 年9 月から2012 年7 月まで同局 政策・評価・訓練部 上級部長。早稲田大学法学部卒業。米国ジョージタウン大学大学院修士課程卒業(国際関係論)。
Ms.Tomoko Kubota joined Tokyo Broadcasting (TBS) in 2000 where she became an announcer and worked on various programs, including Dobutsu kisotengai! [Amazing Animals!], Tetsuya Chikushi News 23, and Hodo Tokushu [Special News]. From 2013, she held appointments across the news bureau and served as a correspondent with the New York Bureau, as well as a political reporter at TBS. In 2019 she obtained an MA in oral history from Columbia University.

Anju Niwata was born in Hiroshima, Japan in 2001 and is a student at the University of Tokyo. In 2017, when collecting signatures in the Peace Park, she met Mr. Tokusô Hamai who once lived in the Nakajima district (now the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park). This led to the start of the “Rebooting Memories" project. She is working to inherit the thoughts and memories of war survivors using new art and technology, such as using colorized photographs, video and the “Rebooting Memories” AR App. She won the Student Award at the United For Peace Film Festival (UFPFF) and was invited for PLURAL+ in 2018. She also co-authored the colorized-photograph collection "AI to karâka-shita shashin de yomigaeru senzen sensô" (Kôbunsha-shinsyo) with Professor Watanave Hidenori from the University of Tokyo in 2020. 

JOK ABRAHAM THON | ジョック・アブラハム・トン
Jok Abraham Thon is the founder and Director of Promised Land Secondary School in Juba South Sudan and Youth for Peace through Education Initiative. He was a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellow at the University of Delaware. His Bullets to Books Documentary was the winner of the Kovic MY HERO AWARD in the Humanitarian Category in 2019. He has over 10 years of experience in the community development sector, specifically focusing on peacebuilding, youth and women empowerment and education for internally displaced students and refugees. He also has 7 years of experience in the teaching profession in primary, high school and University where he has been offering free entrepreneurship trainings to university students. Jok is the African Union Youth Charter Hustler from South Sudan under the Office of the Africa Union Youth Envoy. | Promised Land Secondary School

MARY POPEO | メアリー・ポピオ
Mary is co-founder and business director of PCV, a peace education nonprofit incorporated in Hiroshima, Japan. As a college student, she visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki on research grants to study nuclear weapons and nuclear energy. Those experiences changed her life. After graduating, she became a youth organizer and anti-nuclear weapons activist in both Boston and Japan, where she worked with groups such as the American Friends Service Committee, Global Zero, Japan New Women's Association, and Japan Council Against A & H Bombs. Mary has also worked at Harvard University, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Boston University, and Showa Boston Institute for Language and Culture. She moved to Hiroshima in 2016 to co-found PCV and spent three years managing PCV's ecovillage in the countryside. She now lives in Hiroshima City, where she and the PCV team design Hiroshima-based learning experiences for thousands of people every year. | 「Peace Culture Village」




The world’s major countries are moving towards a goal of decarbonization by 2050. What can we do in our daily lives to tackle the climate change issues that are threatening our planet? A critical piece of the puzzle in achieving a decarbonized society by 2050 is to shift our consumer society to a recycling society. In other words, we should create a society where we recycle the resources that we use rather than extracting non-renewable resources from our earth. In this session, speakers from diverse backgrounds—from environmental experts to a comedian to a youth athlete—will discuss what we can do in our daily lives to combat climate change and achieve SDG12 by transforming waste into valuable resources.

ADITI RAMOLA | アディティ ラモラ
Aditi is the Technical Director at the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) where she manages international projects and partnerships with the UN, provides assistance to ISWA’s Working Groups and helps develop innovative projects globally to further strengthen cooperation with ISWA’s partners and international organizations. Her skills are particularly focused on solid waste management and environmental issues. Aditi holds a master’s in Environmental Technology and International Affairs from the Vienna University of Technology. She has several years of experience in the private sector including at Caterpillar Inc. before joining the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) in the Climate Policy and Networks unit. Aditi is also passionate about science education and was the past lead of the ISWA Young Professionals Group (YPG) initiative on Education and the Chair of the YPG in 2019.
"Akari was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan. She spent 2 years of high school in Canada and graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia. After graduating, she moved to New York and worked for several PR/marketing companies. She joined an advertising agency after returning to Tokyo to work on digital media marketing.
In July 2016, she joined BuzzFeed Japan as a distribution manager on the business team. She transferred to the localization team in July 2019 as an editor and her team has been adapting world news, fun video content, and sharing new values with a Japanese audience. She also started a group called Green Club where she has been sharing actionable ideas within the company. She’s always seeking to inspire others and spread the practice of sustainable living." | BuzzFeed Japan、ローカライゼー

OSEPHINE TAN | ジョセフィン タン
Josephine has been serving as the Special Officer in charge of Environmental portfolio
under Penang State Government. Her vast experience also comes from her active involvement in environmental related issues, policies making, educational awareness and international networking platforms such as UNEP, CCAC, GEC, JICA,ISWA and UN Habitat. She reported to office as PGC’s new General Manager in April 2019. She has been appointed as Co-Lead for Circular Economy Club Penang Chapter in 2020 and Advisor for University Sains Malaysia Sustainability Council. | ペナングリーンカウンシル、

Risako is an active fitness trainer who teaches artists and models while working as a TV personality. She is also active as a parkour artist. She has regularly been on TV Asahi / ABEMA's "SPOTTAINER JAPAN". Her first style book "RISAKO's RULE" (Takarajima-sha) is now on sale. Opened online salon "TEAM RISAKO'S" at https://lounge.dmm.com/detail/3173/.



Gender equality is a basic human right and a critical foundation for a sustainable world. It is also an accelerator for other goals, including economic growth, reduction of poverty and hunger, and good health and education. There has been some progress in gender equality over the last decades; more girls are going to school and more women are in parliament. Despite this progress discriminatory laws and social norms, as well as physical or sexual violence, remain pervasive.

Moreover, the COVID-19 crisis could reverse this limited, but important, progress on women’s rights. The pandemic has witnessed more women than men losing their means of income. The burden of unpaid care work at home for children, the elderly and the sick has increased. With lockdown measures, a “shadow pandemic” of violence against women and girls, particularly domestic violence, has intensified.

At this critical juncture, this session explores 4 key targets of SDG5 and discusses bold actions towards 2030:

-How can we end violence against women and girls, especially in conflict settings, and promote women’s roles in peacemaking? (Target 5.2)
-How can we eliminate harmful traditions and practices such as child marriage and female genital mutilation? (Target 5.3)
-Globally, women’s representation in politics, the economy and public decision-making arenas remains low. How can we enhance women’s leadership? (Target 5.5)
-How can we ensure sexual and reproductive health and rights, so that individuals are able to lead a life based on their own freedom and choices, including those related to bearing children and ensuring a safe pregnancy and delivery? (Target 5.6)

The session will also touch upon the issue of “intersectionality,” the way in which multiple forms of inequality and discrimination, based on gender, race, disability, etc, often overlap with and exacerbate one another.

Today, not a single country can claim to have achieved gender equality, however it is gaining momentum. Let’s gear up to turn this movement into progress.

President of arca Co., Ltd. I run a company of design, branding, and advertisement company in Tokyo. I am a creative activist who approaches various social issues such as gender gaps, environmental issues, and animal rescue with creative and design. I have centered on “purpose” and “creative” through my work such as advertising, interior design and branding design, etc. In the spring of 2019, I established women’s empowerment project named “Ladyknows”. Since the fall of 2019, I have been a regular commentator on Wednesday for the TV news program "news zero". Feminist. LGBTQ
Atsuko Miwa is the Co-Chair of Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan). She was formerly Programme Officer at the Bangkok Office of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UN Women currently) and has been researching and writing extensively in the field of gender, development and human rights for years. She teaches at several universities, where her research interests include women's empowerment through rights-based approaches, sexual and reproductive health and rights of women and girls, and leadership of Japanese women and girls. She participated in W7 in 2018 in Ottawa and in 2019 in Paris as representative from Japan, and was a Co-Chair of C20 of 2019 G20 Osaka Summit in Japan. She is also Director of the Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center and Vice President of the Japan National Committee for UN Women. | (一社)SDGs市民社会ネットワーク(SDGsジャパン)共同代表理事。日本赤十字社外事部、国連女

ALLIKA IYER | マリカ・アイヤー
Mallika Iyer is a Program Officer for The Global Network of Women Peacebuilders and the focal point for Asia-based Women, Peace, and Security programs designed to further the implementation of United Nations Security Council Resolutions 1325, 2250, 2419, the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, and the Sustaining Peace Agenda in conflict-affected communities. She is responsible for the coordination of GNWP’s Young Women Leaders for Peace Program in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Ukraine, and the Philippines, which promotes young women’s meaningful participation in political decision-making, preventing violent extremism, peace processes, and the development and implementation of humanitarian action. As a part of her advocacy for inclusive peacebuilding for women and youth, Mallika coordinates the Beijing+25 Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) – Youth, Peace, and Security (YPS) Action Coalition, consisting of over 100 women’s rights and youth organizations from across the world. | 

MUNIR HUSSAIN | ムニル・フセイン
Dr. Muhammad Munir Hussain is responsible for designing and managing programmes for adolescents and youth in the organisation, providing policy support to the relevant government departments and ministries in the area of adolescent sexual and reproductive health, life skill education and child marriage. Dr. Hussain has proven experience of working in the field of public health for 16 years. Before joining UNFPA in 2015, Dr. Hussain worked in a number of reputed national and international organisations including Plan International Bangladesh and International Center for Diarrheal Diseases and Research (icddr’b).
He is a great leader and always thrives on new methods, technologies and innovations. Works of Dr. Hussain have been presented in different national and international conferences including American Public Health Association conference and International Conference on Family Planning. Dr. Hussain graduated in Medicine and holds a Masters in Development Studies from the University of Dhaka. |
Ms. Tomoko Fukuda is the Regional Director of International Planned Parenthood Federation in East & South East Asia and Oceania Region (IPPF ESEAOR). IPPF is a global service provider and leading advocate of sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for all, and a worldwide movement of national organizations working with communities and individuals in more than 140 countries. IPPF ESEAOR is supporting 22 Member Associations and 3 Collaborating Partners in a total of 25 countries.
Prior to joining IPPF, Ms. Fukuda also lead the global health and SRHR movement from Japan as the Advocacy Manager in JOICFP, the General Secretary of Japan CSO Network on Global Health, and the Local Coordinator of the G20 Gender Working Group. She was also a Steering Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Alliance (APA) on SRHR; and was an Advisory Group Member of the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for Universal Health Coverage - UHC2030. | 



The SDGs emphasize that people and countries should work together to create a world where no one is left behind. Achieving the 17 Global Goals requires efforts at all levels, not just at the state level, but also in the public and private sectors. For countries and communities to fulfill the SDGs while solving inherent challenges in an integrated manner, it is important to have a vision reflecting the uniqueness of local contexts. “Localization of SDGs” is one of such approaches for setting goals that correspond to issues in each community. The importance of this “bottom-up” approach led by local governments, communities, and residents has been globally recognized. With the COVID-19 pandemic, community-centered response has become increasingly important. With the restriction of movement due to the pandemic and the mainstreaming of tele-commuting, people have become more attentive to their communities. As the pandemic has increased the importance of promoting local production and consumption, which is impacting traditional supply chains and has devastated the local economy – especially the food service and tourism industries, every country, local region, and community is urged to establish a comprehensive vision for “building back better”. There are many examples of communities around the world that have demonstrated resilience while uniting and supporting each other during the pandemic. In this session, the panelists will introduce activities in their respective fields and their contributions to sustainable development. We hope this session will provide an opportunity for the global audience to discuss community development and SDGs, and to be motivated to start actions for tomorrow. Connect local actions to solve global agendas!

Ms. Akiko Takatou joined RKB Mainichi Broadcasting in 1996. After working as a news anchor in the announcement department and a journalist in the news department, she worked as a JNN Seoul branch office correspondent in 2011 and 2015. In South Korea, she reported on political, economic, cultural, and North-South issues. Upon returning to Japan, she worked as a chief editor in the news department and now is a manager in television content production and a vice-general manager of SDGs promotion. | RKB毎日放送テレビ制作部長。1
LDO CASIÑO | エルド・カシーニョ
Eldo Casiño is the Barangay Captain of Barangay 22 in Cagayan de Oro City. He has played an active role in the Hapsay Sapa Project (waterways rehabilitation project) including the linear park project at Barangay 22, supported by UN-Habitat. As Barangay Captain, he also instituted barangay policies and programs that support the project. The Hapsay Sapa Project won the Asian Townscape Award in 2018 which honors cities, regions, projects, etc. that have played a significant role as models in landscape construction. Eldo also works at Philippine Sinter Corporation as General Foreman of the Electrical Department and as Company Union President. | 
Mukudzeishe Kasukusa is a tech enthusiast currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Information Technology with the Catholic University in Zimbabwe. In 2019 she was a volunteer for the Zimbabwe Robotics team in the First Robotics competitions. Mukudzeishe has been an operations coordinator at Impact Hub Harare for the past year and has been highly involved in co-designing and teaching tech-related programmes such as the Coding Bootcamp, Code is Female and Microworkspace. Mukudzeishe’s interest in tech stems from her goal to leverage technology for the greater good to bring about positive social impact. One of her future plans is to find an organization that will be instrumental in steering up the pathway for young girls to be involved in tech-related studies as she feels this will be a great tool in solving most of the problems that society faces.
UIKO TAIRA | たいら 由以子
Yuiko Taira started introducing kitchen waste composting in 1997. Strongly believing that "sustainable nutrient cycles support our lives," Taira established the NPO Jun-namaken, (in English; Sustainable Lifestyle Laboratory), and started her activities on the development of sustainable compost kits and bedding materials suitable for urban homes in collaboration with urban farming. She is actively promoting human resource development through composting for children at schools and for trainees from developing countries and broadly for community members. Through the Waste Recycling 100 Study Group, which she launched in 2015, she is researching global best practices, seeking new partnership models and improving composting techniques. In 2019, Taira established Local Food Cycling Co. Ltd., introducing environmentally safe and sustainable lifestyles through composting and organic farming at urban apartment homes. Yukio Taira is committed to sharing her ideas and experience. 
Governor Kuroiwa, born in 1954, is serving his third term as Governor of Kanagawa Prefecture. Looking towards “Kanagawa – a prefecture for a vibrant inochi,” a society where everyone can live a healthy and long life, Governor Kuroiwa works with the Kanagawa Model, which aims to overcome issues arising from a super-aged society. He promotes "ME-BYO" concept to this end. To accelerate localization of SDGs, he declared "SDGs Japan Model," a local-government initiative in agreement with 401 local public entities across Japan. Kanagawa is the nation’s first local government that concluded the Statement of Intent with UNDP for achieving SDGs in cooperation. Governor Kuroiwa is now taking leadership in the fight against COVID-19 infection in the country. | 

MIYAVI is a musician, actor, and philanthropist, bridging cultures across the globe with his music and message. His unique style of guitar playing has taken him on 8 world tours in over 30 countries. MIYAVI released his solo album NO SLEEP TILL TOKYO kicked off by a concert at Los Angeles Dodgers Stadium, followed by the 2020 release of Holy Nights. MIYAVI’s filmography as an actor includes the Oscar nominated film Unbroken (2014), Kong: Skull Island (2017), the live-action adaptation of Bleach (2018), Stray (2019) and Maleficent 2 (2020). As a brand ambassador, MIYAVI has appeared as the face of Beats headphones in Japan and on billboards worldwide in Moncler’s Beyond campaign. MIYAVI is currently the brand ambassador for American Airlines and GUCCI.



Entrenched gender stereotypes and negative social norms are still pervasive across countries, hindering equal opportunities to access to quality education, healthcare, employment, political participation and decision-making positions. How can we promote bold actions to advance gender equality? Yuriyan Retriever, a prominent Japanese female comedian, argues that our society is shackled by its own stereotypes of what women should look like, and that we are preoccupied with the compulsion of achieving societal standards. Yuriyan’s performance will encourage you to believe in yourselves to turn it around for gender equality!




We have 9 years to achieve the SDGs, but it will not be easy with the global challenges such as the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. it is essential for people to work together with solidarity and share a vision in order to create a sustainable future.
UNDP Goodwill Ambassador Misako Konno shares messages from young people to turn it around for people and the planet.

Message 1
“Everyone Has the Power to Make a Difference”
Members of the Blue Earth Project (Ms. Marina Kikuhara, Ms. Ayu Nakano, Ms. Saya Miura, Ms. Aine Yamashita)

Message 2
“True happiness in a Sustainable Society”
Haruna Kuraishi, a university student / Secretary-General of the Japan Youth Platform for Sustainability


Japanese actress Misako Konno was appointed UNDP Goodwill Ambassador in October 1998 and has since been very active in promoting critical global development issues with a particular focus on engaging young people and empowering women and girls. In her role, Konno visited UNDP's programmes in many countries around the world, including Cambodia, Palestine, Bhutan, Ghana, Timor-Leste, Viet Nam, Mongolia, Tanzania, Pakistan and Kenya. She is also an active supporter of humanitarian response initiatives. She has contributed generously to UNDP's recovery efforts in the wake of the earthquake that devastated Japan in 2011 and, urged support for COVID-19 responses. Misako Konno is an acclaimed actress in Japan. Since her debut in 1979, she has appeared in numerous television programmes, films and stage productions.




The session, “A World Without Hunger” will focus on multi-sectoral initiatives and efforts towards achieving SDG 2 on zero hunger. After decades of steady decline, the number of people suffering from hunger has been on the rise since 2014. Current estimates show that around 690 million people are suffer from hungry, and if the current trend continues, this number would rise to 840 million by 2030. Man-made conflicts, climate change and economic downturns, coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic, are exposing more people to the perils of hunger. To tackle the challenge, various actors are implementing emergency food assistance and long-term initiatives to save and change the lives of people. Moderated by the World Food Programme, this session is aimed at sharing knowledge and efforts and good practices to combat hunger by actors from multiple sectors in the field.

Experiences of emergency food assistance for people affected by conflicts, floods and economic crisis in Sudan and other countries will be shared by Mr. Itaru Furuta, Head of Field Office Damazine, Sudan, who has served in various duty stations including Yemen and Myanmar. Mr. Sean Kerrigan, National Director of World Vision Rwanda, a WFP partner, will introduce the organization’s initiatives to achieve SDG2 in the country, including the Home Grown School Feeding programme. Ms. Suzanna Sumkhuu, Head of Development Policy and Planning Division, the National Development Agency of Mongolia, will showcase initiatives implemented in partnership with the Food and Agriculture Organization to ensure sustainable food production with smart agriculture. The session will provide a venue to deepen understanding about global hunger and discuss latest efforts and challenges ahead. The speakers will also share experiences and ideas to overcome challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.


Mr. Furuta has been working for WFP since 2007, including duty stations at Rome HQ, Senegal, Cameroon, South Sudan, Myanmar, Yemen and Sudan. He currently manages the field office and operations, mainly supporting the IDPs and vulnerable people in Blue Nile State of Sudan by means of food assistance. | WFPダマジン事務所(スーダン青ナイル州)所長。2007年よりWFPロー