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UNU/UNESCO International Conference:
Globalization 2006

Programme and papers from Day 1: 23 August 2006
Public Symposium

UNU Rector Hans van Ginkel and UNESCO Director-General Koichiro Matsuura
UNU Rector Hans van Ginkel and UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura chat between sessions at the UNU/UNESCO Globalization conference in Yokohama, Japan. Photo: Jeremy Hedley, UNU.

10:00-10:30

Opening remarks and introduction

Mr. Matsuura's opening remarks

Video: English (00:20:13)
Video: Japanese

UNESCO Director-General Matsuura and UNU Rector Ginkel
Left: UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura; UNU Rector Hans van Ginkel

Rector's opening remarks

Hans van Ginkel: Asahi Shimbun, Point of View 22 August 2006

Video: English (00:17:12)
Video: Japanese

Masayoshi Yoshino
Masayoshi Yoshino

国連大学ユネスコ国際会議2006文部科学省挨拶

Video: English (00:05:44)
Video: Japanese


Akiko Yamanaka
Akiko Yamanaka

Ms. Yamanaka's address (Japanese) (64 KB PDF)

Video: English (00:07:30)
Video: Japanese


10:30-13:00

Keynote presentations: Science & Technology, Globalization, and Human Development and Security

Co-Chairs: Koïchiro MATSUURA, Director-General, UNESCO, and Hans van GINKEL, Rector, UNU

Five keynote speakers will present an overview of the changing roles of science and technology in peace and development. A brief Q&A period will follow each presentation.

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn
Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn

Science, Technology and Development

Video: English (00:54:44)
Video: Japanese


Koji Omi
Koji Omi

Globalization and the Knowledge-based Society

Video: English (00:22:41)
Video: Japanese


Nagia Essayed
Nagia Essayed

Video: English (00:18:23)
Video: Japanese


Goverdhan Mehta
Goverdhan Mehta

Science and Technology for a Better World: Retuning the Role of Science

Video: English (00:30:32)
Video: Japanese


Hama Arba Diallo
Hama Arba Diallo

Statement by Mr. Diallo

Video: English (00:23:00)
Video: Japanese


13:00-15:00

Lunch break

15:00-18:00

Panel discussion: Globalization, New Technologies, and Society

Co-Chairs: Kiyoshi KUROKAWA, President, Science Council of Japan, and Hans D'ORVILLE, Director, Bureau of Strategic Planning, UNESCO.

Video: Kurokawa: English (00:09:59)
Video: Kurokawa: Japanese

Kiyoshi Kurokawa and Hans d'Orville
Kiyoshi Kurokawa and Hans d'Orville

Panellists will explore the impacts of globalization in different areas of science and technology, focusing on the relevance of globalization in each respective field and the contributions of this field to peace and development.

Ana Maria Cetto
Ana Maria Cetto

Scientific and Technical Cooperation

Video: English (00:23:11)
Video: Japanese


Sameer Maithal
Sameer Maithal

Video: English (00:20:50)
Video: Japanese


Maurice Tchuente
Maurice Tchuente

Challenges and Opportunities for Sub-Saharan Africa (136 KB PDF)

Globalization, Information Technology, Peace & Development

Video: English (00:21:04)
Video: Japanese


Abdel-Salam Majali
Abdel-Salam Majali

Abstract: Presenting the Case for ICT and Health

Presenting the Case for ICT and Health

Video: English (00:28:09)
Video: Japanese


Turner Isoun
Turner Isoun

Professor Isoun's remarks

Video: English (00:26:18)
Video: Japanese


Q&A

Video: English (00:52:12)
Video: Japanese

18:30

Reception

Globalization 2006 Reception
Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon (left) and Nagia Essayed (centre) share a light moment with Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the reception

Hans d'Orville
Hans d'Orville, Director of UNESCO's Bureau of Strategic Planning, delivered the toast at the commencement of the reception.
Mayor of Yokohama Hiroshi Nakada, Ginkel, and d'Orville
From left: Mayor of Yokohama Hiroshi Nakada, UNU Rector Hans van Ginkel, and Hans d'Orville, Director, Bureau of Strategic Planning, UNESCO

UNESCO, UNU, and its Institute of Advanced Studies sincerely thank the City of Yokohama and Mayor Hiroshi Nakada for their kind support and warm welcome.


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