With the deadline for the MDGs on the horizon, progress can be reported in most areas, despite the impact of the global economic and financial crisis. That said, progress in many areas is far from sufficient, such as environmental sustainability and maternal mortality. Redoubled efforts are urgently needed, particularly in regions most behind to jumpstart advancement and achieve maximum gains. The international community should take pride in its accomplishments thus far, while building on existing momentum to reach as many goals as possible by 2015 and to realize gains for all.
On 1 July, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will launch the Report in Geneva, Switzerland. Following this global event, United Nations Information Centre in Tokyo will organize a local launch which comprises of two briefings – one in English and the other in Japanese – on Wednesday 3 July in Tokyo. Ms. Keiko Osaki-Tomita, Chief, Demographic and Social Statistics Branch, Statistics Division, who is the main author of the Report, will serve as the briefer in the Tokyo launch. UNIC Tokyo hopes that many of you will participate in this special occasion.
Date/Times: Wednesday 3 July
Session 1 (in English):14:00-15:00
* Registration starts at 13:40 on the 2nd floor.)
Session 2 (in Japanese) : 15:30-16:30
* Registration starts at 15:10 on the 2nd floor.
Venue: Elizabeth Rose Conference Hall (5F), UNU headquarters building
Briefer: Ms. Keiko Osaki-Tomita, Chief, Demographic and Social Statistics Branch, Statistics Division, UN
Language:English and Japanese (separate two sessions, as mentioned above)
Capacity/Fee: 100 people / Free of charge
Inquiries: United Nations Information Centre, Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo) (Tel: 03-5467-4451)
Registration: Please let us know of your attendance by Monday, 1 July by sending an email to email@example.com with your name, affiliation, contact information including phone number and e-mail address, and your preference for the session (1 or 2).
*The registration is on a first-come-first-served basis. We will contact you only when the requests for application exceed the capacity of the seats. Admission ticket will not be issued.
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