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UNITAR Hiroshima Activities in 2016

UNITAR Hiroshima Office Activities in 2015

The UNITAR Hiroshima Office delivers a range of unique training programmes and community engagement activities which utilize Hiroshima's reputation as a "City of Peace", incorporating experiences of rebirth following the first atomic bombing in human history. Trainees come together from around the world, and since 2003 more than 4,600 trainees have attended our programmes, and more than 26,000 people have participated in public sessions and lectures delivered in Hiroshima.

As Hiroshima remembers 71 years since the dropping of the Atomic Bomb, UNITAR Hiroshima& has launched several new capacity development programmes building upon Hiroshima's technical expertise and know-how, including for South-East Asia, North Africa, South Sudan and Afghanistan.

Please see below for a summary of the training and community activities the office is engaging in this year.

Training Programmes in 2016

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UNITAR Series on Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites

World Heritage Nominations - Justification for Inscription
18 - 22 April 2016
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UNITAR Hiroshima Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Training Programme

30 May to 3 June 2016
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UNITAR Hiroshima Women's Leadership in Tsunami-based Disaster Risk Reduction Training Programme

For World Tsunami Awareness Day 2016
28 October to 8 November 2016
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UNITAR Hiroshima Anti-Corruption Training Programme

For North Africa
October 2016 to January 2017
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UNITAR South Sudan Fellowship Programme

Entrepreneurship and Leadership Youth Training Programme
October 2016 to January 2017
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UNITAR Afghanistan Fellowship Programme

Inspiring Transformation

November 2016 - April 2017
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UNITAR Hiroshima Entrepreneurship and Leadership Youth Training Programme for Iraq

Entrepreneurship and Leadership Youth Training Programme
November 2016 to March 2017
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Community Engagement in 2016

UNITAR Hiroshima Community Activities


UNITAR Youth Ambassadors

The UNITAR Youth Ambassadors for 2016 are Ms. Runa Imamura, Hiroshima Jogakuin Senior High School, and Ms. Nanako Yoshida, Notre Dame Seishin Senior High School.

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TICAD VI Summit Side Event

Capacity Development for African Youth: Lessons Learnt and Future Prospects
27 August 2016, Nairobi, Kenya

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International Peace Day

Collaboration with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp baseball team and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
17 September 2016

Public Sessions

Toward a World without Nuclear Weapons

  • Dr Tariq Rauf, Director, Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme, SIPRI
  • Tim Caughley, Resident Senior Fellow, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
  • Dr. Yuriy Kryvonos, United Nations Regional Centre for Peace and Disarmament in Asia and the Pacific (UNRCPD)
  • Kenju Murakami, Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Dr. Mitsuru Kurosawa, Professor, Osaka Jogakuin University

1 June, 2016

Sustainable Development Goals

  • Nikhil Seth, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, UNITAR Executive Director

4 February, 2016

South Sudan: Achievements and Challenges

  • Kenzo Oshima, Former ambassador to the UN; Former UN Under-Secretary-General in charge of Humanitarian Affairs; Managing Director of the Africa Society of Japan
  • Atsushi Hanatani, Executive Advisor to the Director General, Director of Office for Peacebuilding and Reconstruction, Infrastructure and Peacebuilding Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Atsushi Kuwabara, Director, First Africa Division, African Affairs Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
  • Hiroko Hirahara, State Coordinator, Eastern Equatoria State, United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS)
  • Ryo Kakutani, Programme Coordinator, Association for Aid and Relief, Japan (AAR Japan)
  • Emmanuel Ayume Benjamin, UNITAR Fellow Representative, Office of the President, Republic of South Sudan

20 January, 2016

Click here for more about the UNITAR Hiroshima Public Session and Lecture series.

News Stories in 2016