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UNU Staff Welfare Committee in Tokyo

The Staff Fund was established by the staff in Tokyo for the purpose of servicing social, cultural, educational and recreational activities, with the aim of promoting and improving the social welfare of the staff. It hosts staff welfare events such as Summer (barbecue) get-together, and UN House Staff Day every year.

Current Members

New Year Party 2009

Mrs. Osterwalder hosted Warm UNU Fashion Show at New Year Party 2009.

BBQ 2008 (22 August 2008)

Prof. Konrad Osterwalder (Rector of UNU, left) and Dr. François d'Artagnan (Director of Administration, right) lead the Staff BBQ party grill team.

Staff Welfare Committee and BBQ 2008 team hosted BBQ 2008 on 22 August 2008 at the courtyard of the UNU Headquarters Building in Tokyo. UNU staff members and their families, other UN agencies members, governmental officials, neighbouring organizations, and other stakeholders enjoyed Aussie Beef kindly provided by the Meat & Livestock Australia. An NGO, Second Harvest Japan, also kindly supported the event by sending some food boxes as part of their efforts to disseminate the NGO's activities. In an effort to minimise our waste, we hired reuseable plates, cups and cutlery from the NPO社会資源再生協議会 (Shakai Shigen Saisei Kyogikai or Reuseable Social Resources Association in English), which in turn provides a livelihood for people, including those who are living with a disability.

UNU staff volunteer at the Second Harvest Japan warehouse in Tokyo, the weekend before the BBQ, packing food for delivery to vulnerable members of society. Mr. Charles McJilton (green shirt), Founder and Director of the NGO, welcomed our assistance to address food security issues here in Japan, and our efforts to bridge the gap in understanding between problems at the global and local levels. In return, Second Harvest Japan kindly supported the event by supplying food at the BBQ as part of their effort to disseminate the NGO's activities.

The BBQ 2008 audience enjoyed Ms. Kanae Nozawa, actress & professional erhu player, gave an elegant performance.


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