Lecture to Yokohama City University Students by Ambassador Jun Yamazaki
4 March 2014
On March 4, Seventeen students from Yokohama City University, located in Japan, visited the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations to hear a lecture by Ambassador Jun Yamazaki.
Ambassador Yamazaki explained the function of the United Nations (especially with respect to peace and security), as well as the roles of Security Council and the United Nations from Japan’s diplomatic standpoint. While touching upon the address by Prime Minister Abe during the general debate of the 68th Session of the General Assembly, he explained the importance of promoting gender equality and empowerment of women as well as of enhancing the capacities of women for the economic development in the developing countries. He also explained that Japan would be reintroducing the “Natural Disaster and Gender” resolution at the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), which was adopted by CSW after the Great East Japan Earthquake. Lastly, he spoke about applying for jobs in international organizations like the UN.
The students showed great interest as they listened to Ambassador Yamazaki’s lecture, and actively participated in the Q&A session.