Ready for liftoff? MUN@TIU 2018 presents our special keynote speaker: Mr. Tsuneo Nishida, best known for his work as the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations from 2010 to 2013.
The world in 2018 is different to what it was in 1945 when the United Nations was founded. While the threat of a major war has been subdued, conflicts continue to take lives of innocent civilians around the world, especially in Syria, Afghanistan, or the Palestinian territories. Climate change, while acknowledged as a major problem for the 21st century, remains an arena which the global community fails to adequately address. These examples, coupled with other issues such as nuclear security, human rights protection, or refugees and migrants, raise the questions of whether or not the United Nations is an effective organization in the current global environment.
With the aim to provide insights on the work of the UN from the person who knows it best, the topics of the keynote presentation will revolve around two questions:
- Peace through diplomacy: Can it work?
- Is the United Nations still relevant in today's world?
Participants who are interested in foreign relations, policy-making, and diplomacy will find the answers to these questions at MUN@TIU 2018! The keynote presentation will be on the morning of Day 2 of the conference. All participants and guests are welcome.
Before you go and share this news with your friends, let us give you some highlights of Mr. Nishida's career:
Mr. Nishida graduated with a Law Degree from the University of Tokyo and then began his career at the Japanese Foreign Ministry in 1970.
While working at the Foreign Ministry, he has occupied key positions in various countries, such as First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in the former Soviet Union, Counselor of the Japanese Embassy in the USA, and Consul-General of Japan in Los Angeles, and ambassadorship to Canada (2007-2010)
Most notably, he served as Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations from 2010-2013.
Some of his recent activities include:
- Honorary Director of the Institute of Peace Science at Hiroshima University since 2017.
- Active member of the governing United Nations University Council.
- Honorary Advisor to the UCLA Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies.
- Active Board Member on the EastWest Institute, an NGO in NYC dedicated to building trust and preventing conflict around the world.
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