24 October 2007
The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) Tokyo, UN University and UN agencies in Japan jointly hosted celebrations at UN House in Tokyo on the theme of "The United Nations, Africa and Me." This theme recognized the marking of the mid-term point for MDGs, the TICAD IV conference in Yokohama next spring, and Japan's hosting of the G8 Summit next summer, at which African development is expected to be one of the prominent topics.
In addition to a seminar in UN House, a variety of activities for both children and adults were organized in the front courtyard. UN agencies organized an outdoor "experience zone" to present demonstrations of the UN's field work, including tents such as those used in refugee camps and other relief work tools.