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Online Lecture: Civil Society Assessment of the Impact of the COVID-19 on Democracy and the Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan

November 12, 2020 - 09:00-11:00

Zoom lecture with Aoi Horiuchi: “Civil Society Assessment of the Impact of the COVID-19 on Democracy and the Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan – from the SDG 16+ and human rights-based approach (HRBA)”

Aoi Horiuchi is an advocacy coordinator of Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC) since 2012. He is involved in the coordination of official periodical dialogues between NGOs and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan, where participants discuss Japan’s ODA, especially support for NGOs. He also conducts advocacy work on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and is an active member of Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan).

Abstract: Civil society organizations in Japan have responded to COVID-19 both domestically and internationally. They monitored how the government of Japan effectively handled the situation since January 2020, as it is obvious that COVID-19 affected human rights situation and implementations of SDGs. During the presentation, selected SDGs, such as Goal 3 (Health), Goal 5 (Gender) and Goal 16 (Peace and Justice), will be discussed. Goal 16 will be referred as SDG16+, as this is a cross-cutting goal which is an enabler and accelerator of all SDGs, and requires nexus and mainstreaming approach, which are gender, conflict and climate sensitive, and human right-based.

To receive a Zoom link by email prior to the event, please contact Kamila Szczepanska (kamila.szczepanska@utu.fi)

NB: Please be aware that the time for this event is 9:00 only in Turku/Helsinki time, GMT+3

Online Lecture: Civil Society Assessment of the Impact of the COVID-19 on Democracy and the Response to COVID-19 Pandemic in Japan

Details

Date:
November 12, 2020
Time:
09:00-11:00

Organiser

Centre for East Asian Studies at the University of Turku, Finland.
Website:
https://www.utu.fi/en/university/faculty-of-social-sciences/ceas

Venue

Online