EVENT | September 7, 2015 | Think Globally, Act Locally – commemorative event

Next year will mark 60 years since Japan became a member state of the United Nations. To commemorate this occasion – with support from the government – valuable film records from Japan’s many collaborations with the UN have been digitized. In the lead up to a screening of the material, the Cabinet Public Relations Office in cooperation with Tohoku University and the United Nations Information Centre is holding four events, including this event. 
Based on the theme, “Think Globally, Act Locally,” the event aims to discuss the need for increasing environmentalism in a global context, by focussing on regional issues.
Date: September 7
Time: 3:00~4:30pm (registration from 2pm)
Venue: Espace, Tohoku University Katahira Commons, Katahira Campus, Tohoku University
Organisers: Cabinet Public Relations Office
Sponsors: Tohoku University, United Nations Information Centre
Entrance is free but requires registration via the link below. Registration for media coverage can also be made here:
Programme: (Note – this may be subject to change)
2:00pm Venue opens for registrations
3:00pm Shohei Tadome, Assistant Councillor, International Public Relations Office of the Prime Minister  
3:05pm Opening remarks: Toshiya Ueki, Executive Vice President, Tohoku University 
3:10pm  Keynote speech: Kaoru Nemoto, Centre Director, United Nations Information
3:30pm Panel Discussion (including Q&A session)
Moderator: Kaoru Nemoto
Yuki Matsuoka, The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction
Takashi Tachibana, Public Interest Incorporated Association Sweet Treat 311
Shohei Tadome, International Public Relations Office of the Prime Minister 
Student representatives from Tohoku University
Student interns from the United Nations Information Centre
For registration enquiries:
President’s Office, Tohoku University
E-mail: skk-som@grp.tohoku.ac.jp 
Tel: +81-22-217-5009
For media enquiries:
United Nations Information Centre