Holding of a seminar to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the UN

Feb. 01, 2016

Ms. Chibana talking about the activities of the UN WFP Ms. Chibana talking about the activities of the UN WFP Dialogue with students Dialogue with students

On January 22, Meiji University held the final session of a series of six seminars titled “Thoughts on the UN Today, from Japan” at Liberty Hall on Surugadai Campus. The series was prepared to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, and is co-sponsored by the UN Information Centre, Rikkyo University, and the International University of Japan. The seminar featured a talk session titled “Sowing the Seeds for the Future – To Eat is to Live,” by Kurara Chibana, a model and actress who serves as the Japanese ambassador for the UN World Food Programme (WFP). The session attracted about 300 attendees consisting of students and other visitors.
Three Meiji University students and one Rikkyo University student acted as student representatives and engaged in dialogue with Ms. Chibana. They described the efforts that they themselves were undertaking in regards to Muslims and human rights issues, volunteer work in Vietnam, and activities to support refugees in the United Kingdom.

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