The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 goals across the areas of economy, society, and the environment, designed for all the countries across developing and developed nations to work together to achieve a sustainable society. These were adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015 in the strong sense of urgency that the planet cannot continue as it is, as global temperatures continue their rapid climb and as inequality widens around the world. Further, the SDG slogan of “Leaving No One Behind” is rooted in the belief that each person has a right to dignity, and that clearly stating development goals constitutes an extremely novel approach according to Ms. Nemoto.
SDGs appear to have taken hold on a global scale, both publicly and privately; world leaders espouse them at places like Davos, leading companies are homes to success stories of SDG projects, and so forth. It’s even said that growth strategies not in keeping with the SDGs will fall out of favor.
But it’s not just companies and countries – if each individual does not own the concept of SDGs and bring his or her own wisdom to the table, Nemoto says the SDGs cannot be achieved. In this Luncheon Seminar, Ms. Nemoto will discuss the aim of the SDGs and SDG-related initiatives around the world.
Director, United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo
After working as a TV Asahi announcer and reporter, Nemoto joined UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in 1996. In her career at UNHCR till end 2011, she was active in the field to assist and protect refugees as well as in developing policies and managing fund-raising from the private sector at the Geneva headquarters. Nemoto also worked as spokeswoman for WFP (World Food Program) and Executive Director at Japan Association for UNHCR. She assumed her current position in August 2013. Her publications include “Where does the closed-door Japan go? Refugees in Japan and Japanese supporters” (POPLAR PUBLISHING CO., LTD.). She earned Law degree from University of Tokyo and Master’s degree in International Relations from Columbia University.
Date: November 6, 2018
Fee: ¥7,000 per person (Lunch, seminar)
* Drinks not included.
* Cash payment required.
* Meal service after the seminar will not be provided.
* The event will be in Japanese ONLY.
* Families of Club Members are welcome to attend this event.
For reservations and inquiries call 03-6406-6010 (Dining Reservations 9:30-21:00)