Membre de l'UNESCO: 02/07/1951

Hosts the United Nations University (UNU) - Tokyo. Mission: "to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations, its Member States and their Peoples" Four Key Roles: An international community of scholars A bridge between the United Nations and the international academic community A think-tank for the United Nations system A builder of capacities, particularly in developing countries

Chef d'Etat et/ou Gouvernement

Emperor of Japan: His Majesty Emperor AKIHITO
Prime Minister: H. E. Mr Shinzo ABE

Délégation permanente accréditée auprès de l'UNESCO

S. Exc. Monsieur Takio YAMADA
Ambassadeur extraordianaire et plénipotentiaire Délégué permanent

Délégation permanente du Japon auprès de l'UNESCO
100, avenue de Suffren 75015 PARIS
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Commission nationale pour l'UNESCO

Chairperson: Mr Yuichiro Anzai

Secretary-General: Ms Mami OYAMA

Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
3-2-2 Kasumigaseki Chiyoda-ku 100-8959 Tokyo Japan
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Plus d'informations Commission nationale pour l'UNESCO

Représentation au Conseil exécutif

La réforme de 1991 a amendé l'article V de l'Acte constitutif concernant la qualité des membres du Conseil exécutif. Depuis la 27e session de la Conférence générale (1993), le Conseil est composé d'États membres et non plus de personnes (26 C/Rés., 19.3).
Titre Nom Années Sessions
MemberMr Toro Haguiwara1952-195632-45
MemberMr Akira Matsui1956-196246-62
MemberMr Tatsuo Suyama1962-196862-80
MemberMr Yukihisa Tamura1968-197481-95
MemberMr Keitaro Hironaga1974-197796-102
MemberMr Kiyoshi Suganuma1977-1980102-110
MemberMr Masami Ota1980-1983110-117
MemberMr Takaaki Kagawa1983-1987118-126
MemberMr Mizuo Kuroda1987-1991126-137
MemberMr Wataru Miyakawa1991-1993138-142

Participation dans les organes subsidiaires

Organes élus par la Conférence générale

Conseil exécutif
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 2021)
Conseil international de coordination du Programme sur l'homme et la biosphère
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 40th General Conference)
Conseil intergouvernemental du Programme hydrologique international
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 41st General Conference)
Comité intergouvernemental pour l'éducation physique et le sport
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 41st General Conference)
Comité intergouvernemental pour la promotion du retour de biens culturels à leur pays d'origine ou de leur restitution en cas d'appropriation illégale
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 40th General Conference)
Comité intergouvernemental de bioéthique
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 40th General Conference)

Autres organes intergouvernementaux de l’UNESCO

Commission océanographique intergouvernementale
Comité intergouvernemental de sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 2022)
Comité pour la protection des biens culturels en cas de conflit armé
Membre (Expiration du mandat : 2021)

Conseils des instituts et centres de l'UNESCO

Conseil d'administration de l'Institut international de planification de l'éducation de l’UNESCO
Membre élu : Mr Keiichi Ogawa

Interventions des Chefs des Délégations à la Conférence générale lors du débat de politique générale

37 session de la Conférence générale

Ambassador Kenjiro Monji

Speech delivered during the General Policy Debate of the 37th session of the General Conference - revised and corrected version of the verbatim records of plenary meetings

37 session de la Conférence générale

Mme Michiko Ueno, Vice-Ministre de l’éducation, de la culture, des sports, de la science et de la technologie du Japon

Speech delivered during the General Policy Debate of the 37th session of the General Conference - revised and corrected version of the verbatim records of plenary meetings

36 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Mr Kiyoshi Shimizu, Vice Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Speech delivered during the General Policy Debate of the 36th session of the General Conference and posted as received

35 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Mr Masaharu Nakagawa, Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Sciences and Technology

“(…) In the era of globalization, Japan attaches importance to UNESCO's initiatives which tackle global issues. These issues include Education for All (EFA), Priority Africa, Gender Equality, the environment, ethnic and religious dialogues, counter-terrorism, poverty, infectious diseases, sanitation and natural disasters.”
“Mr Matsuura was appointed as the first UNESCO Director-General from the Asian region in 1999. Since then he has devoted considerable efforts to administrative reforms, decentralization (…). The Japanese Government appreciates such efforts and has actively supported such reforms. (…) Japan intends to continue with this active participation to UNESCO activities as a Member State under the leadership of the new Director-General.”
“We are at the midpoint of the UN decade of education for sustainable development DESD this year. We welcome the rapid international spirit of ESD. (…) We have to redouble our efforts for the second half of the DESD. We believe that the Bonn Declaration and the draft strategy proposed by the UNESCO Secretariat provide clear and suitable guidelines for the promotion of ESD over the next five years. Having continued the initiative of UNESCO in ESD promotion we reconfirm that we will be hosting the End of Decade World Conference in Japan in collaboration with UNESCO. (…) Japan has actively supported UNESCO's important role in scientific fields such as the International Hydrological Programme, Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission, Man and the Biosphere Programme and Disaster Prevention.”
“(…) UNESCO should be an organization which consolidates and restructures all scientific knowledge in collaboration with other international organizations to solve global issues.”
“(…) We appreciate programmes rated to preservation of World Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage which facilitate cultural diversity and raise UNESCO’s visibility. Japan intends to continue contributing to these programmes through Japanese Funds in Trust and the dispatch of experts.”
“UNESCO reforms initiated by Matsuura must be succeeded by the next the Director-General. We expect that UNESCO reforms set as clear defining of UNESCO’s roles, prioritization of programmes and budget will be further promoted.”

34 session de la Conférence générale

H.E. Ms Ikenobo Yasuko, Senior Vice-minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

[Address delivered in Japanese; English text provided by the Permanent Delegation)
“The international community urgently needs to confront the challenges of environmental protection, as well as the prevention of conflicts and terrorism. I believe that UNESCO, through its programmes, can guide us toward fundamental solutions to these issues.”
“Japan highly appreciates the reforms initiated by Director-General, Mr Matsuura, since 1999 under a tight budget, as well as his strengthening of mutual trust between Member States and the Secretariat.” Japan also welcomes Montenegro and Singapore.
“Turning now to United Nations reform, we are convinced that UNESCO can play an important role in improving cooperation and synergies with other United Nations organizations. Japan also welcomes UNESCO’s active participation in efforts to achieve “One UN” at the country level and strongly endorses its commitment to promote decentralization to this end.”
“We endorse a continued emphasis on the preservation of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage in UNESCO’s forthcoming Medium-Term Strategy. […] Japan strongly intends to contribute to UNESCO’s efforts for the protection of intangible cultural heritage by sharing its past experience and expertise on the international level. Furthermore, Japan has ratified this year the Hague Convention for the protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict.”
“We also expect UNESCO to continue to exert leadership in establishing peace and harmony through the promotion of dialogue among cultures, civilizations and cultural diversity.”
“As the international community strives to attain the objectives of Education for All by 2015, UNESCO should not spare any efforts in preaching the importance of education in order to realize social change.”
“Japan was among the first countries to advocate in 2002 the importance of Education for Sustainable Development, and has steadily promoted this initiative. The United Nations also proclaimed the ten-year period starting in 2005 as the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. […] Japan urges UNESCO to significantly reinforce its efforts on ESD in the forthcoming Medium-Term Strategy...”
“It is crucial for UNESCO to reinforce partnerships with educational and scientific institutions, the media, corporations, and non-governmental organizations.”
“Under the outstanding leadership of my old friend Mr Matsuura, I expect UNESCO to enhance its visibility – particularly among younger generations – and to provide a stage for mutual understanding and cooperation.”
“Japan welcomes the clear priority given by UNESCO to Africa. In May next year, Japan will host the Fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development, TICAD IV, to discuss measures to be taken by the international community for African development. UNESCO plays a major role on the issue of African development, and we hope it will contribute to the success of TICAD IV. ”

Célébrations d'anniversaires

1300e anniversaire de la capitale Nara Heijo-kyo (710) (2010)

Nara fut la capitale du Japon de 710 à 784. Pendant cette période, le cadre du gouvernement national fut consolidé, Nara jouit d’une grande prospérité et devint la source de la culture japonaise. Les monuments historiques de la ville - temples bouddhistes, sanctuaires shinto et les vestiges mis à jour du grand palais impérial - illustrent de manière exceptionnelle la vie dans la capitale japonaise au VIIIe siècle, période marquée par une profonde transformation politique et culturelle.
Nara est un site du patrimoine mondial. L’épanouissement de la culture japonaise à l’époque où Nara était capitale trouve un témoignage unique dans son patrimoine architectural. L’agencement du palais impérial et la conception des monuments qui subsistent à Nara sont des exemples remarquables de l’architecture et de l’urbanisme des anciennes capitales asiatiques. Les temples bouddhistes et les sanctuaires shinto de Nara témoignent de manière exceptionnelle de la permanence de la force spirituelle et de l’influence de ces religions. À l'occasion du 1300e anniversaire de la capitale Nara Heijo-kyo, de nombreux événements commémoratifs auront lieu dans Nara et aux alentours durant l'année 2010.
© UNESCO / G. Boccardi

100e anniversaire de la naissance du physicien Hideki YUKAWA (1907-1980) (2007)

Hideki Yukawa est un éminent scientifique ayant contribué au développement de la physique théorique, en particulier de la théorie des particules élémentaires. Membre de l'Académie du Japon, de la Société de physique et du Conseil scientifique du Japon, professeur émérite de l'Université de Kyoto, Hideki Yukawa a été lauréat du prix impérial de l'Académie du Japon en 1949, décoré de l'Ordre du mérite culturel en 1943 et lauréat du prix Nobel de physique en 1949 pour avoir anticipé l'existence des mésons, sur la base des études théoriques concernant les forces nucléaires. Ses travaux lui ont valu une consécration mondiale : il a été docteur honoris causa de l'Université de Paris et membre honoraire de la Royal Society of Edinburgh, de l'Indian Academy of Sciences, de l'International Academy of Philosophy and Sciences et de la Pontificia Academia Scientiarum.

  • 100eme anniversaire de la naissance de Docteur Lazaro L. Zamenhof (Brésil, Japon et l'Association Universel Esperanto de Royaume-Uni) (1959)

  • Document de référence : 54 EX/7