2017 Autumn Conferment of Decorations

The Government of Japan has announced the recipients of its Autumn 2017 Decorations, which include the following two people with connections to the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations.
Ms. Helen Clark
Decoration: Grand Cordon of the Order of the Rising Sun
Service: Contributed to strengthening bilateral relations between Japan and the United Nations Development Programme, and strengthening bilateral relations and promoting friendship between Japan and New Zealand
Major Title: Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Former Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (Former Under-Secretary-Genral of the United Nations and Former Chair of the United Nations Development Group)
Nationality: New Zealand
Address: Auckland
Ms. Loraine Sievers
Decoration: The Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Rosette
Service: Contributed to promoting Japan's diplomatic efforts in the United Nations Security Council
Major Title: Former Chief, Security Council Secretariat Branch, Security Council Affairs Division, Department of Political Affairs, United Nations 
Author and Consultant, United Nations Security Council Procedures and Working Methods
Nationality: U.S.A
Address: Connecticut