Dr Genshitsu Sen

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Dr Genshitsu Sen, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador.

Dr Genshitsu Sen was appointed UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador in March 2012, in recognition of his contribution to peace and culture through the traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Invited all over the world, Dr. Sen spreads his message of peace, giving lectures and organizing tea ceremonies. Thus, he organized a ceremony in 2000, on the occasion of the United Nations Millennium Assembly and in 2010 for the United Nations General Assembly in the presence of former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.

In his capacity as a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, he contributed to the success of the Ceremony to Commemorate the First Anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake in March 2012 at UNESCO Headquarters.

In September 2015, Dr Genshitsu participated to International Day of Peace held at UN Headquarters in New York.

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