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Three Exhibitions to Celebrate 50 Year of the Japan-UN Relationship

Press Release 06-079-E 2006.12.01

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Japan’s entry into the United Nations, on 18 December 1956. The UN Gallery is now holding three different exhibitions to celebrate the anniversary.

(1) On the 1st floor of the Gallery, you can enjoy a photo exhibition entitled “The 50 Years of Japan and the United Nations, which introduces some 20 rare photographs belonging to the Department of Public Information, during the period of Japan’s entry into the UN and to the present. Among them, you will see the UN Security Council unanimously adopting Japan’s entry, and the delegation members of Japan taking seat on the General Assembly Hall for the first time, escorted by the Chief of Protocol.

(2) On the 2nd floor, a photo exhibition entitled “The 50 Years of Japan and the United Nations – Japanese UN Staff in the World” is being held. The exhibition displays some 60 photographs contributed directly by the Japanese staff working in developing countries, particularly in Africa and Asia, as well as in UN offices around the world. The exhibition will provide an opportunity to reflect on the functions of the United Nations and the relationship between Japan and the UN through images of Japanese staff who are playing important roles in the international arena.

(3) On the same floor, you can also enjoy a total of 47 art works by children. Those are winning pieces of“UN Children’s Art Competition,” which was organized by UNIC this summer, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and The Mainichi Newspapers. Some 1,000 entries were received from elementary school, junior, and high school students, on the topic of poverty elimination, disaster prevention and environmental conservation. We hope these drawings will help convey children’s wishes and messages to the United Nations and to the world.

 

Event title: Exhibition “The 50 Years of Japan and the United Nations”
Exhibition “The 50 Years of Japan and the United Nations – Japanese UN Staff in the World”
“UN Children’s Art Competition” Exhibition
Period: Friday, 1 December 2006 Monday, 15 January 2007 (planned)
Closed on 30 and 31 December and on 1-3 January
*Open until 3pm on the final day
Time: Open from 10am to 5:30pm
Venue: UN Gallery (2nd floor, UN House), 5-53-70, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
(Five minutes walk from Omotesando subway station Exit B2)
Free admission
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