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.
09:30–10:00 Welcoming Remarks
10:00–10:30 Progress, Plans and Prospects for the Ise-Shima Summit
Chair: David Malone, Rector, United Nations University
10:30–11:00 Promises Made, Promises Kept
Chair: David Welch, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation
11:15–12:45 Controlling Climate Change after Paris
Chair: Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director, UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of
13:45–15:15 Global Economic Governance
Chair: Obijiofor Aginam, Senior Research Fellow, UNU International Institute for
15:30–17:00 Global Security Governance
Chair: Liz Noh, Research Analyst, G7 Research Group
17:00–18:00 Proposals for the Ise-Shima Summit
Chair: Sebastian von Einsiedel, Director, UNU Centre for Policy Research
2F Reception Hall
United Nations University
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925