UNCRD 50th Anniversary Commemorative Symposium Archived Videos

The United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD) celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021 and held the symposium on 23 February 2022 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of UNCRD.

To commemorate this occasion, we have decided to release a part of the symposium as archived videos.

We hope this will be an opportunity for a better understanding of UNCRD's mission and its activities to a wider audience.

In continuing to carry out the UNCRD mandate, we would sincerely request the further support and cooperation of all involved parties.  In this regard, we would like to express our profound gratitude for the generous assistance and encouragement received up until now.

Programme of the symposium


Opening Remarks

Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations
Mr. Takeshi Akahori, Ambassador / Assistant Minister / Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan
Ms. Keiko Morimitsu, Deputy Director General, Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan
Mr. Sinya Kato, Vice-Governor of Aichi Prefecture
Mr. Takashi Kawamura, Mayor of Nagoya City

Special Lecture

The Roles of UNCRD in Anthropocene: Transforming Regional Development for Carbon Neutral, QOL Mainstreaming, and SDGs

Prof. Yoshitsugu Hayashi, Distinguished Professor, Chubu University, Japan; and Executive Committee Member, The Club of Rome

Presentation Session

Trajectory and Future of UNCRD towards Sustainable Regional Development

Kazushige Endo, Director, UNCRD


Dr. Monte Cassim, President, Akita International University, "Reflections on working at UNCRD"
Mr. Toshihiko Ota, Mayor, Toyota City, Japan, "Collaboration between UNCRD and Municipality"
Prof. Kenzo Hiroki, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan; and Coordinator, High-level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP), "Activities and Achievements of HELP"
C.R.C. Mohanty, Environment Programme Coordinator, UNCRD, "Regional EST Forum in Asia and the Regional 3R and Circular Economy Forum in Asia and the Pacific in the Context of SDGs - History and Achievements"

Closing Remarks

Kazushige Endo, Director, UNCRD

Available archived videos

Opening Remarks

UNCRD 50th Anniversary Commemorative Symposium [English] 1. Opening Remarks

Special Lecture

UNCRD 50th Anniversary Commemorative Sympo [English] 3. Special Lecture by Prof. Yoshitsugu Hayashi

Presentation Session

UNCRD 50th Anniversary Commemorative Symposium [English] 4. Presentation Session

Closing Remarks

UNCRD 50th Anniversary Commemorative Sympo [English] 6. Closing Remarks by Mr. Kazushige Endo