- UNITAR signs memorandum of understanding with Hiroshima Dragonflies, a Japanese professional basketball team.
- UNITAR and Hiroshima Dragonflies agreed to work together towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Hiroshima Dragonflies contributes to the SDGs through sports through its “Landscape Connected by Basketball Project,” to reach the grassroots level.
7 April 2022, Hiroshima, Japan – Japanese professional basketball team Hiroshima Dragonflies and UNITAR have agreed to work together towards the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). On 7 April 2022, Hiroshima Dragonflies president and CEO Mr. Nobuyoshi Ura and UNITAR Division for Prosperity director Ms. Mihoko Kumamoto signed the memorandum of understanding in a ceremony at the UNITAR Hiroshima Office.
Hiroshima Dragonflies contributes to the SDGs through sports through its “Landscape Connected by Basketball Project,” which nurtures youth development. UNITAR works towards the SDGs by training people – especially youth – mostly in developing nations. Hiroshima Dragonflies and UNITAR will make use of their respective strengths to collaborate along four themes: (1) peacebuilding through sports, (2) sustainable development, (3) rectifying wealth disparities and inequalities, and (4) empowering women and youth. A Hiroshima Dragonflies jersey with the UNITAR logo was also introduced at the signing ceremony.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) provides innovative learning solutions to enhance global and country-level action for a better future. The Division for Prosperity, with staff in Hiroshima and Geneva, as well as field staff across the world, trains present and future change-makers from developing countries, particularly youth and women, so they may shape a more inclusive, sustainable and prosperous world.