Sport for Development and Peace – SDG ZONE at TOKYO

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Conversations on sport’s growing power and values on global sustainability and solidarity. United Nations and the Asahi Shimbun join forces to showcase expert and influential voices at “SDG ZONE at TOKYO”.

The first session highlights how the power of sport in fostering values such as human dignity, tolerance, and inclusion contributes to the promotion of peace and security as well as sustainable development through speakers’ reflections of their own experiences. Speakers: Pur Biel, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador; Tsuyoshi Kitazawa, Former member of the national soccer team and member of the Executive Committee of Japan Football Association; and Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Moderator: Mary Popeo, Co-Founder, Peace Culture Village. SDG ZONE at TOKYO is organized by the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC), United Nations Information Centre Tokyo (UNIC Tokyo), and the Asahi Shimbun Company as the first of the SDG Media Zone series organized fully by DGC’s office at the country level.

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