The G7-United Nations Partnership to Meet Global Challenges

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  • DATE / TIME :
    2016•05•19    09:30 - 18:00
    Location :
    Tokyo

    On 19 May 2016, UNU will host a one-day public conference on “The G7-United Nations Partnership to Meet Global Challenges”.  The event is jointly organised by UNU and the G7 Research Group at the University of Toronto, the leading independent source of information and analysis on the G7 and G8. This event will start at 9:30 a.m. at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo (registration will be open from 9:00 a.m.).

    Immediately preceding the upcoming G7 Summit in Ise-Shima on 26–27 May 2016, the conference will introduce the progress, plans and prospects for the Summit, and invite reflections and generate recommendations on the relationship and partnership between the G7 and the UN in addressing major global challenges. In particular, the discussion will consider the prospects for controlling climate change after the Paris agreement, analyse major trends and challenges in global economic governance and examine how the G7 and the UN can respond to global security threats such as nuclear proliferation and state fragility.

    The conference will feature prominent international and Japanese experts, and senior-level representatives from the Japanese government and the Japan-based diplomatic corps. See the related files tab to download the conference agenda.

    The conference aims to foster audience participation and you are encouraged to engage with the speakers during the question-and-answer sessions.

    Please note that this event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided. Advance registration (by 18 May) is required. Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

    Programme

    09:00–09:30  Registration

    09:30–10:00  Welcoming Remarks

    • David Malone, Rector, United Nations University
    • David Welch, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
    • John Kirton, Co-Director, G7 Research Group

    10:00–10:30  Progress, Plans and Prospects for the Ise-Shima Summit

    Chair: David Malone, Rector, United Nations University

    • “Japan’s Plans and Prospects for Ise-Shima”
      Yasuhisa Kawamura, Press Secretary and Director-General for Press and Public Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan

    10:30–11:00  Promises Made, Promises Kept

    Chair: David Welch, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

    • “Keeping G7 Promises: The 2015 Compliance Report”
      Caroline Bracht, Senior Researcher, G7 Research Group

    11:00–11:15  Break

    11:15–12:45  Controlling Climate Change after Paris

    Chair: Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director, UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of
    Sustainability

    • “G7-G20-UN Leadership”
      John Kirton, Co-Director, G7 Research Group
    • “The Challenge of Climate Finance”
      Paul-Bertrand Barets, Minister Counsellor, Embassy of France to Japan
    • “Implementing the Paris Agreement”
      Hironori Hamanaka, Chair of the Board of Directors, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies
    • “The Future of Climate Negotiations”
      André Corrêa do Lago, Ambassador of Brazil to Japan

    12:45–13:45  Lunch

    13:45–15:15  Global Economic Governance

    Chair: Obijiofor Aginam, Senior Research Fellow, UNU International Institute for
    Global Health

    • “Accommodating Shifts in Global Economic Order”
      Masataka Fujita, Secretary General, ASEAN-Japan Centre
    • “Tackling Economic and Financial Crises”
      Paul Blustein,  Author, Journalist, and Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
    • “Addressing Gender Inequality”
      Julia Kulik, Senior Researcher, G7 Research Group
    • “Coordinating Fiscal, Monetary and Structural Policy”
      Robert Fauver, former G7 Sherpa, United States

    15:15–15:30  Break

    15:30–17:00  Global Security Governance

    Chair: Liz Noh, Research Analyst, G7 Research Group

    • “Preventing Nuclear Proliferation”
      David Welch, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
    • “Addressing State Fragility”
      Toshiya Hoshino, Vice-President, Osaka University
    • “Formulating a New Security Agenda”
      Rahul Chandran, Senior Policy Advisor, UNU Centre for Policy Research
    • “A UK View on Security Governance”
      Tim Hitchens, Ambassador of the UK to Japan

    17:00–18:00  Proposals for the Ise-Shima Summit

    Chair: Sebastian von Einsiedel, Director, UNU Centre for Policy Research

    • David Welch, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
    • Julia Kulik, Senior Researcher, G7 Research Group
    • Robert Fauver, former G7 Sherpa, United States
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    2F Reception Hall
    United Nations University
    53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
    Japan