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UN Women Japan Liaison Office Director Fukushima gives special lecture

Update:February 1, 2016

Kayoko Fukushima, director of the UN Women Japan Liaison Office, spoke on January 25 (Wed.) on "UN Women: Its Roles and Collaboration with Civil Society" in a class on "Global Citizenship and Society" given by Prof. Osamu Arakaki (Major: Law). The lecture was sponsored by the ICU Rotary Peace Center.

Fukushima discussed details behind the establishment of UN Women in July 2010, and its role as well as the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the United Nations adopted on Sept. 25, 2015. She also talked about the progress of cooperation among citizenship groups and NGOs in various parts of the world.

In addition, she gave a review of "HeForShe Campaign," a program UN Women established to promote gender equality, and "HeForShe Impact 10x10x10," a plan designed to encourage reforms toward gender equality under the leadership of 10 top leaders from various countries, 10 CEOs from global enterprises and 10 presidents from universities all chosen as "Impact Champions." Fukushima repeatedly stressed the importance for each individual to think about gender equality and take action to achieve it.

*ICU Rotary Peace Center and Rotary Peace Fellows

A Rotary Peace Center has been established at ICU with the cooperation of Rotary International. Rotary Peace Centers already exist at six graduate schools in five other countries. ICU accepts about 10 people each year as Rotary Peace Fellows to provide them with opportunities to pursue graduate-level studies on international issues such as peace and conflict resolution.

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