UN and Culture 1 & 2 Seminar Series

  • SDG1 End poverty in all its forms everywhere
  • SDG2 End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
  • SDG3 Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
  • SDG4 Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
  • SDG5 Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
  • SDG6 Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • SDG8 Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
  • SDG10 Reduce inequality within and among countries
  • SDG11 Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
  • SDG16 Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
  • SDG17 Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Takashi Izutsu
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Komaba Organization for Educational Excellence Project Associate Professor
As the UNESCO Constitution states that “since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed,” the international community has started to look to emotional well-being as a possible new key indicator, which could be added to traditional indicators such as GDP, mortality ratio, etc. Since emotional well-being is closely connected with culture and the arts, these neglected but key aspects are discussed. This seminar series invites guest speakers from the UN, MOFA, the art community, and others, and discusses the work of international organizations including those related to SDGs, and develops recommendations for the future. Selected students take intensive lectures from UN staff at the UN Headquarters in New York in every summer.
Summer Intensive Lectures at UN/NY
Special Lecture by UNICEF Deputy Executive Director
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