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EU-UNU Tokyo Global Forum
Bridging the Gap:
Involving Citizens' Movements and NGOs in the Democratic Process
3 February 2005
09:00 - Registration
09:45 - 10:30 Opening Remarks

Hans van Ginkel, Rector, United Nations University (UNU)
Bernhard Zepter, Ambassador, Head of the Delegation of the European Commission in Japan
Kinichi Komano, Ambassador for Civil Society, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

10:30 - 12:30
Session 1 NGOs and Human Rights
 Chair:Etienne Reuter, Head of Press, Public and Cultural Affairs, Delegation of the European Commission in Japan
Speakers:Claude Moraes, Member of the European Parliament
Shokichi Kina, Member of the House of Councillors
Hiroko Hara, President, Japan Women's Watch
Lotte Leicht, Director, Human Rights Watch Europe
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00
Session 2: - NGOs and Humanitarian Assistance and Development
 Chair:Ramesh Thakur, Senior Vice-Rector, UNU
Speakers:Paul van Tongeren, Executive Director, European Platform for Conflict Prevention
Tatsuo Hayashi, Chairman, Africa Japan Forum
Samia Nakhoul, Gulf Bureau Chief, Reuters
15:00 - 16:00
Session 3: NGOs and Environment
 Chair:Bradnee Chambers, Senior Programme Officer, UNU Institute of Advanced Studies
Speakers:Lorraine Elliott, Reader in International Relations, Warwick University
Tokiharu Okazaki, Friends of the Earth Japan
Wilhelm Vosse, Associate Professor, International Christian University
16:00 - 16:15 Coffee Break
16:15 - 17:30
Concluding Session: Creating a Civil Dialogue
 Chair:Tadashi Yamamoto, President, Japan Center for International Exchange
Speakers:Jörg Forbrig, Programme Officer, German Marshall Fund for Central and Eastern Europe
Hideko Katsumata, Managing Director and Executive Secretary, Japan Centre for International Exchange
Ambassador Jargalsaikhany Enkhsaikhan, Senior Researcher, Mongolian Center for Strategic Studies
Tatsuya Yoshioka, Director of the Executive Committee, Peace Boat Japan
17:30 - 19:30 Reception (2nd floor reception hall)

(Simultaneous interpretation in English and Japanese will be provided.)