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Note to Correspondents on the Secretary-General’s Travel to Japan

Press Release 13-021-E 2013.05.27

The Secretary-General will depart New York on Thursday, 30 May, to attend the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, known as TICAD V, in Yokohama, Japan.

On Saturday, 1 June, the Secretary-General will deliver one of the keynote speeches at the Conference’s opening, which will commemorate the 20th anniversary of TICAD and the 50th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity.

He will also attend the award ceremony of the Second Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize, which recognizes individuals or organisations which have made outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa.

On Sunday, 2 June, the Secretary-General will take part in TICAD V sessions on themes including the post-2015 development agenda and peace and stability.

He will also take part in a high-level event hosted by the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on the theme, “Building Climate and Disaster Resilience for African Development.”

On the margins of TICAD V, the Secretary-General will hold bilateral meetings with leaders of countries attending the Conference.

The Secretary-General will return to New York on Monday, 3 June.

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