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EU-UNU Tokyo Global Forum
Children in Turmoil:
Rights of the Child in the Midst of Human Insecurity
Background & Themes Contact & Registration Japanese

International Conference
Organized by the Delegation of the European Commission in Japan and the UN University
UNU Centre, U Thant International Conference Hall, Tokyo, Japan
16 January 2003
Opening session

Welcome Remarks:
Hans van Ginkel, Rector, United Nations University (UNU)
Bernhard Zepter, Ambassador, Head of Delegation of the European Commission in Japan
Shinako Tsuchiya, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Keynote Address

Glenys Kinnock, Member of the European Parliament, Co-President of the ACP-EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly
      The European Union's Role in Protecting and Promoting Children's Rights
Session I: Working Children and Children in Conflict
Rescuing Children: Putting a Stop to the Theft of Childhood

Aiko Doden, NHK News Broadcaster

Shada Islam, Brussels Correspondent of the Far Eastern Economic Review/DPA
      Child Labour
Elisabeth Croll, Vice-Principal for External Affairs, SOAS, University of London, Chair of UNU Council
      Human Security and the Rights of Girls
Etsuko Kita, Professor, Japanese Red Cross Kyushu International College of Nursing
      Children in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
Session 2: Deprivation, Health and Education
Improving Children's Lives: restoring joy, innocence and learning to childhood

Etienne Reuter, Minister-Counsellor, Delegation of the European Commission to Japan

Tetsuko Kuroyanagi, UNICEF Ambassador for Goodwill
      Children I have met
Nobuto Hosaka, Member of the House of Representatives
       Education for Tomorrow: Japan and the World
Bill Tod, Programme Director, Vietnam, Save the Children UK
      Child Poverty
Session 3: Abuse and Exploitation
Protecting Children: Ending Crimes against Children

Ramesh Thakur, Vice-Rector, United Nations University

Lloyd Axworthy, Chief Executive Officer of Liu Institute of Global Issues at the University of British Columbia
      Human Security and Children
Seiko Noda, Member of the House of Representatives
      Protecting the Children from the Internet
Marta Santos Pais, Director of the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre
      Trafficking in Children for Sexual Exploitation

17.00- Open Reception (2nd floor reception hall)