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President Tanaka and Professor Stiglitz Hold TICAD Special Seminar at UN Headquarters

March 12, 2013

      Prof. Stiglitz
On March 8, a special TICAD seminar was convened at UN Headquarters to have a broad discussion on the growth and agendas in Africa for the upcoming Fifth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) that will be held in Yokohama, Japan, in June. This event was co-organized by JICA, the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations, UNDP, the Office of the Special Advisor on Africa (OSAA), and the African Union (AU).


This seminar brought together about 100 participants including African ambassadors to the UN and others, as well as Ambassador Tsuneo Nishida, Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations; Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator; Maged Abdelaziz, Under-Secretary-General/Special Advisor on Africa of UN-OSAA; Ambassador Téte António, Permanent Observer of the African Union; and Professor Joseph Stiglitz of Columbia University.    


In his keynote speech, Tanaka noted that the challenges facing Africa today are transnational armed groups that threaten peace and stability and inadequate infrastructure. He also pointed out “We need to contribute to inclusive growth in Africa, and we must keep in mind the goal of achieving human security. We must seek soluctions involved in development and learn through collaborative work.”



DayMarch 08, 2013(Fri)
PlaceNew York, US

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