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Public Forum

The Road to the Johannesburg Summit 2002 and Beyond:

The Roles of Japan and United Nations University

Date:Thursday, 11 July 2002
Venue:U Thant International Conference Hall, 3F, UN House
Organized by:United Nations University (UNU)
UNU Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU/IAS)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Supported by:The Mainichi Newspapers Co., etc.




10:00 -            Registration


10:30 - 10:50  Opening Remarks

Prof. Hans van Ginkel (Rector of UNU)

Mr. Hiroshi Ohki (Minister of the Environment) (to be confirmed)

Dr. Karamchund Mackerdhuj (Ambassador of the Republic of South Africa)


10:50 - 11:20  Keynote Speech

Dr. A. H. Zakri (Director of UNU/IAS):

“Prospects and Issues for the World Summit on Sustainable Development”


11:20 - 11:50  Keynote Speech

Mr. Seiji Morimoto, Deputy Director-General, Multilateral Cooperation Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

“Johannesburg Summit: Japan’s Role and Position”


11:50 - 12:20  Presentation on UNEP Global Environment Outlook 3 (GEO-3) Report

Mr. Surendra Shrestha (Director, Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific, UNEP)


12:20 - 13:30            (Lunch Break)


13:30 - 15:30  Panel Discussion

“The Roles of Japan and UNU for World Summit on Sustainable Development and Beyond”

Ms. Wakako Hironaka (Member, House of Councilors, Chairperson, National Basic Policy Committee, and Member, Earth Charter Committee)

Dr. Keizo Yamaji (Chairperson, UNU Zero Emissions Forum, Chairperson, Nihon Tetra Pak K.K., and Honorary Adviser to Canon Inc.)

Mr. Ryokichi Hirono (Emeritus Professor, Seikei University, Member, Central Environment Council of the Ministry of Environment, and Advisor, The Japan Forum for Johannesburg)

Dr. Kunio Iwatsuki (Professor, The University of the Air)

Mr. Takeshi Hara (Professor, Waseda University, Visiting Professor, Tokyo Agricultural University, and Member, Committee on Creation of Sustainable Society of Mainichi Newspapers Co.,)

Moderator: Ms. Charmine Koda (Senior Communications Officer of UNU and UNU/IAS)


15:30 - 15:40  Closing Remarks by Dr. Motoyuki Suzuki (Vice-Rector of UNU)