- On 28 June 2023, UNITAR signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pasona Group Incorporated to contribute to the digital upskilling of women and youth.
- The ceremony was held in Tokyo at the Pasona Group headquarters. Many guests attended to celebrate the special occasion.
- UNITAR and Pasona Group are discussing cooperation such as in designing and conducting training programmes in 24 African countries and for Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
3 July 2023, Hiroshima, Japan – On 28 June 2023, UNITAR signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Pasona Group Incorporated (Pasona Group) to contribute to the digital upskilling of women and youth. United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and UNITAR Executive Director Mr. Nikhil Seth and Pasona Group CEO Mr. Yasuyuki Nambu signed the MoU at a ceremony held in Tokyo, at the Pasona Group headquarters. Supporters and guests joined to celebrate the special occasion.
UNITAR and Pasona Group are discussing cooperation such as in designing and conducting training programmes in 24 African countries and for Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
The fields of cooperation currently being discussed are (1) enhancing knowledge and skills for IT literacy, (2) holding workshops and seminars on digital upskilling and (3) supporting employment for those who complete the programmes.
“In cooperation with UNITAR, we are hoping to bring hope to Ukrainian women refugees and those in need of support in Africa. The sky is the limit to what we can do.” - Mr Yasuyuki Nambu, Pasona Group CEO
Mr Seth also expressed his vision for the partnership,
“We are very happy to sign this MOU with Pasona Group, which focuses on providing digital training for vulnerable and marginalized communities and groups. There is nothing more empowering for women than being economically independent. That is what this project is aiming for.” - Mr. Nikhil Seth, UNITAR Executive Director
With the Pasona Group, UNITAR will continue to support women and youth through training programmes, particularly in least-developed countries, conflict and post-conflict states and fragile states.
About Pasona Group
Since its founding in 1976, the Pasona Group has promoted diversity under its corporate philosophy of "Solutions to Society's Problems," and has continued to create opportunities for every employee to play an active societal role with dreams and pride. Since opening its first overseas office in Hong Kong in 1984, the Pasona Group has expanded its global network to include Asia, Europe, and the United States. Currently, the Company has 59 bases in 14 countries and regions, supporting corporate global strategies and developing human resources who can play an active role on the global stage.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations. In 2021, UNITAR trained 370,139 learners around the world to support their actions for a better future. In addition to our headquarters in Geneva, we have offices in Hiroshima, New York, Bonn and various networks around the world.
One of the eight divisions of UNITAR, the Division for Prosperity, based in the Hiroshima Office and Geneva Headquarters, seeks to shape an inclusive, sustainable and prosperous world. World-class learning and knowledge-sharing services on entrepreneurship, leadership, finance and trade, digital technologies, and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are offered. We empower individuals from developing countries – especially women and young people – to address inequalities. Our alumni are making a difference in least-developed countries, countries emerging from conflict, and small-island developing states.