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[Knowledge Forum] Re-examining “Human Security” in an Era of Global Crisis: Viewing the World and Japan through Human Dignity Lens

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Day

March 31, 2021, 17:30 - 18:30

Place

Online participation via Zoom
*We will send Zoom ID after registration.

Content

With the publication of "SDGs and Japan: Human Security Indicators for Leaving No One Behind" (English edition) in November 2020, JICA Ogata Research Institute will hold the JICA Ogata Research Institute Knowledge Forum to re-examine the significance and challenges of the concept of human security and its operationalization.

Although there has been remarkable achievements in “freedom from fear and want” such as improvement of poverty rate and infant mortality through the efforts for the MDGs adopted in 2000, the world still faces a variety of challenges, including newly emerging issues, with less than 10 years left to deliver the SDGs.

In this forum, we will discuss the challenges and achievements surrounding human security in the new era with the rapid changes, including the dramatic increase in the number of refugees, political divide as well as the novel coronavirus pandemic. We will also shed light on "human dignity", and discuss the role of Japan for the promotion of human security and the practical issues in policy and development.

Program

17:30-17:35 Opening Remarks
Takahara Akio, Director of JICA Ogata Research Institute

17:35-17:50 Keynote speech
Takasu Yukio, President of Human Security Forum/Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Human Security

17:50-18:20 Talk Session
Panelists:
- Takahara Akio, Director of JICA Ogata Research Institute
- Takasu Yukio, President of the NPO "Human Security" Forum/Special Advisor to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Human Security
- Muto Ako, Executive Senior Research Fellow, JICA Ogata Research Institute

Talk Session Theme 1: “Re-examining the issues surrounding human security in the new era”

Talk Session Theme 2: “Human dignity” for achieving human security and the future policy and development

18:20-18:30
Q&A session

Organizer

JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development

Language

English and Japanese (with simultaneous interpretation)

Fee

Free

Capacity

1000 people

Attention

This Forum will be recorded and may be broadcasted on JICA Ogata Research Insitute’s website. If you choose to participate in a discussion, you are presumed to consent to the use of your comments in these recordings.

Inquiry

JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development (Ms. Morizane)

E-mail:ditas-rsunit@jica.go.jp 

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