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UNESCO Week 2023: Invitation for Participation

UNESCO Week 2023: Invitation for Participation

As the secretariat for the UNESCO Future Co-creation Platform and its activities, the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU), a non-profit organization for Asia and the Pacific regional activities in line with the principles of UNESCO, seeks to create a joint platform for UNESCO activities to be based in Japan, thereby connecting stakeholders of diverse backgrounds, communities and generations.

This key objective, coupled with our intention to generate opportunities for disseminating outcomes of UNESCO initiatives, has led to our organizing UNESCO Week 2023, from 13 through 17 February 2023. It is hoped that a diverse range of attendees will participate in UNESCO Week 2023, including youth who wish to deepen their knowledge of UNESCO and UNESCO's activities; stakeholders overseeing or managing local UNESCO activities; as well as practitioners striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through collaborative partnerships.

We sincerely look forward to your participation!

Event Information

Dates and times refer to Japan Standard Time: UTC +9

DAY 1: Monday, 13 February 2023, 16.00–18.30*
Theme: An introduction to UNESCO: Learning about UNESCO from UNESCO staff members (Webinar)
Objective: To raise awareness about UNESCO’s values, ideals, initiatives and activities.
Language: Japanese only
*The final 30 minutes of the event (18.00–18.30) will be allocated to an interactive session between UNESCO staff members (discussants) and pre-registered participants.

DAY 2: Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 16.00–18.00
Theme: Fostering deep, meaningful cross-sectoral partnerships through UNESCO activities: Domestic and international case studies (International Webinar)
Objective: To further enhance understanding of UNESCO while encouraging the exploration of possibilities for collaboration and co-creation across multiple sectors.
Language: Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation)

DAY 3: Friday, 17 February 2023, 16.00–18.00
Theme: From Local to Global: Creating value through collaborative approaches (International Symposium)
Objective: To facilitate UNESCO-based panel discussions which foster the creation of global solutions for local issues and vice versa, thereby drawing strong connections between the local and the global.
Language: Japanese and English (simultaneous interpretation)

Event Venue
Online (Zoom; YouTube) 
※ No translations will be provided for the livestream on YouTube.

Participant Pre-Registration Form
※Interested participants may pre-register for the main events hosted by ACCU, as well as the associated thematic events using the above link.

Event Programme: Japanese; English
Event Flyer: Japanese; English

Main Organisers
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) (Commissioned by MEXT)

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)

For inquiries, please contact:

Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)
Education Cooperation Department
1-32-7F Publishers Club Building,
Kanda Jimbocho, Chiyoda-ku,
Tokyo, 101-0051 JAPAN
Tel: +81-3-5577-2851; main / FAX: +81-3-5577-2854
Email: education(at)accu.or.jp