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68th GLOCOL Seminar -- Fieldwork, Internship, and Experiential Learning Design Office's Global Expert Lecture #5: Heart Surgeon to UN Officer -- UNICEF Activities and Careers

2011-1-18 (Tue) 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

The 68th GLOCOL Seminar -- Fieldwork, Internship, and Experiential Learning Design Office's Global Expert Lecture #5: Heart Surgeon to UN Officer -- UNICEF Activities and Careers will be held on Tuesday, January 18, 2011.

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) is an organization, active in 190 nations, working to protect children's rights. According to Progress for Children published by UNICEF in September 2010, since the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted in 2000, great progress has been seen in eradicating extreme poverty and hunger, reducing morbidity and mortality rates, achieving universal primary education, and securing safe water and basic health facilities. With the approach of the 2015 deadline for the MDGs, it is particularly important that aid be provided to the poorest communities which have been left behind.

Major progress in achieving the MDGs has been seen in many developing countries; however, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and the least developed countries have been significantly left behind. For example, half of the approximately 8.1 million deaths of children under five worldwide were seen in five countries: India, Nigeria, Congo, Pakistan, and Ethiopia. Furthermore, in many nations in Sub-Saharan Africa, no improvement has been seen in the mortality rate of children under 5.

This seminar has invited HIRABAYASHI Kunihiko, director of the Japan Committee for UNICEF. He will speak about children's protection and rights activities of UNICEF. He will also talk about why he, once a heart surgeon, became a United Nations officer and of his career path.

Brief bio for Dr. HIRABAYASHI Kunihiko, head of the Japan Committee for UNICEF

Dr. Hirabayashi obtained his medical doctor's degree from Tsukuba University in 1994. Dr. Hirabayashi, working for the National Center for Global Health and Medicine for about 10 years, became involved in technological training in hospitals in 8 nations, including South Africa, and in policy planning at the  Ministry of Health. He then worked for the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and World Health Organization (WHO). Following that, he became a UNICEF officer in 2003. Working in Afghanistan and Lebanon, he became vice director of UNICEF India in 2008. Since April 2008, he has worked in the Japan Committee for UNICEF.


68th GLOCOL Seminar -- Fieldwork, Internship, and Experiential Learning Design Office's Global Expert Lecture #5: Heart Surgeon to UN Officer -- UNICEF Activities and Careers

Lecturer: HIRABAYASHI Kunihiko, head of the Japan Committee for UNICEF

Date & Time: Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Venue: Seminar Room, 1st floor, Convention Center, Suita Campus, Osaka University

There is no fee for attending this seminar.

How to apply: Please send (1) your name, (2) the name of your department or organization, and (3) the name of this seminar to fieldo_jimu@glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp.

Space permitting, admission at the time of the seminar may be possible.

Sponsored by: Global Collaboration Center (GLOCOL), Osaka University

In cooperation with: Center for United Nations Policy Studies, Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), Graduate School of Medicine, Master's Program Seminar for Cultivating the Ability to Solve Medical Care Problems

Date: 2011-1-18 (Tue) 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Registration: Registration by email is necessary. Note instructions above.
URL: http://www.glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp/research/110118.html
Contact: Global Collaboration Center, Osaka University
fieldo_jimu@glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp

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