On 22 March, the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, and 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.
“Leave no one behind” is the central premise of the 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 at UNU on World Water Day 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
Katsuhide Sato, Secretary General, Secretariat of the Headquarters for Water Cycle Policy, Cabinet Secretariat
15:10–15:30 — Keynote Speech
Taikan Oki, Senior Vice-Rector, United Nations University / Professor at the University of Tokyo
15:30-15:50 — Delivery of 2019 World Water Development Report
Rio Hada, OHCHR/ Coordinator of the UN-WATER Global Campaign for World Water Day 2019
15:55–16:25 — Panel Discussion
Moderator: Kaoru Nemoto, Director of the United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo)
Kensuke Fukushi, Senior Project Advisor, UNU-IAS/ Professor at the University of Tokyo
Megumi Michiyama, Programme Officer, Plan International Japan
Koji Kumamaru, Corporate Partnerships Specialist (Former WASH 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 is now CLOSED for this event.
Please note, 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 the organisers in advance at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The consumption of food and drink is prohibited in the venue.
For event and programme updates, please see the event announcement on the UNU-IAS website.
Elizabeth Rose Hall (5F)
United Nations University
5-53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925