Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•01•16    13:00 - 18:00
    Location:
    Tokyo

    The UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), together with Tokyo Institute of Technology, will organize the symposium Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Current International Discussions and Challenges for Implementation at UNU headquarters in Tokyo on 16 January 2015.

    This event aims to report on ongoing discussions regarding the post-2015 development agenda,  consider possible goals and targets towards 2030 and look into indicators to assess the progress of their implementation. It will also address implementation challenges faced at the global and national levels, which will lead to discussion of sustainable collaboration between the science community, local governments and the private sector.

    Simultaneous Japanese–English interpretation will be provided at this event.

    Background

    As we near the deadline of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, the global post-2015 development agenda — which will address challenges remaining after the MDGs and the Sustainable Development Goals, which must also respond to various emerging issues — is currently under discussion. The new goals are expected to be adopted at the UN General Assembly in September 2015.

    Programme

    (Registration 12:30–13:00)

    MC: Yumiko Nozaki (Freelance announcer; Lecturer, TV Asahi Announcer School)

    13:00–13:10 Opening Remarks

    • Yoshinao Mishima (President, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
    • David Malone (Rector, UNU)

    13:10–13:20 Remarks

    • Atsuyuki Oike (Director-General (Ambassador), Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)

    13:20–13:50 Keynote Speech “Post MDGs and Global Governance”

    • Keizo Takemi (Member of the House of Councillors; Professor, Tokai University)

    13:50–14:20 ”Current Discussion on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Proposals from Project on Sustainability Transformation beyond 2015POST2015: S-11)”

    • Norichika Kanie (Senior Research Fellow, UNU-IAS; Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Project Leader of S-11)

    14:20–14:30 Break

    14:30–16:00 Panel Discussion 1 “Implications for a Post-2015 Development Agenda: Perspectives from Science and Policy”

    Chair: Naoya Abe (Associate Professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology; Sub-theme Leader of S-11)

    Panellists:

    • Hiroto Arakawa (Adviser, Sumitomo Corporation)
    • Yuto Kitamura (Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo; Theme Leader of S-11)
    • Yoshiaki Kinoshita (Director for Environmental Science and Technology, Environment and Energy Division, Research and Development Bureau, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
    • Shunsuke Managi (Associate Professor, Tohoku University; Theme Leader of S-11)
    • Hideyuki Mori (President, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies; Theme Leader of S-11)

    Q&A

    16:00–16:15 Break

    16:15–17:45 Panel Discussion 2 “What needs to be done for implementation?

    Chair: Norichika Kanie

    • Kaori Kuroda (Executive Director, CSO Network Japan)
    • Toshio Koike (Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo /Director, International Centre for Water Hazard and Risk Management (ICHARM))
    • Surendra Shrestha (Director, International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP))
    • Keiko Segawa (Director, International Strategy Division, Global Environment Bureau, Ministry of the Environment of Japan) (TBC)
    • Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (TBD)

    Q&A

    17:45–17:55 Closing Remarks

    • Tamotsu Nakasa (Secretary General, Steering Committee of Beyond MDGs Japan; National Center for Global Health and Medicine)
    • Kazuhiko Takemoto (Director, UNU-IAS)

    Registration

    Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

    Press

    If you would like to take photos or record video, please contact the S-11 secretariat via E-mail (info@post2015.jp) in advance.

    Organizers

    UNU-IAS and Tokyo Institute of Technology (S-11 of the Environment Research and Technology Development Fund, Ministry of the Environment of Japan)

    Co-organizers

    Ministry of the Environment of Japan; Beyond MDGs Japan; Graduate School of Education, The University of Tokyo (TBC); Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Tohoku University; Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

    Supporter

    United Nations Information Centre

    This event will be held as part of the S-11 Environment Research and Technology Development Fund on POST2015.

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    U Thant International Conference Hall
    UNU Headquarters
    53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925
    Japan

  • S-11 (POST2015) SecretariatGraduate School of Decision Science and Technology, Tokyo Institute of Technology

    2-12-1 NE-30, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8552

    E-mail: info@post2015.jp

    TEL & FAX: +81-3-5734-2906

    Press

    If you would like to take photos or record video, please contact the S-11 secretariat via E-mail (info@post2015.jp) in advance.