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国連WFP協会 外岡瑞紀先生によるSG講演を実施 / Special Lecture by Japan Association for the World Food Programme




8月22日(火)、昨年に引き続き、国連WFP協会より外岡瑞紀先生を講師に招きSG講演を実施しました。「国際社会が抱える課題」と聞くと、私たち日本人に関連が薄い課題や自分たちのこととして考えにくい課題だと捉えがちですが、2015年に国連で採択されたMillennium Development Goals(MDGs)に基づいて採択されたSustainable Development Goals(SDGs)を用いながら、日本社会が抱える課題についても触れていただきました。様々な課題は全てつながりがあることや諸国間の格差に関係なく世界が一つになって解決に取り組む大切さを感じた生徒が多かったようです。




On August 22nd, we welcomed Ms. Mizuki Tonooka from the Japan Associatition for the World Food Programme, and she gave a special lecture entitled “Mother and Child, Nutrition Intervention, and Gender Equality.”  Ms. Tonooka first discussed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and made us more aware of sustainability issues in Japan.  Her lecture helped us realize that many food issues in the world are not simply one nation’s problems.  All nations need to work together as many issues have global effects.  As a global society, all nations need to work on the issues together.


International cooperation impacts not only those living in developing countries, but those in developed countries as well.  Ms. Tonooka spoke of the Nepalese mountain climber Ms. Nimdoma Sherpa.  At age 17, Ms. Sherpa was the youngest woman to ever climb Mt. Everest.  Ms. Sherpa grew up as a recipient of the World Food Programme’s assistance.  Despite her underprivileged beginnings, Ms. Sherpa conquered the Himalayas.  Ms. Sherpa became an inspiration to many people, including female alpinists in Japan such as Marin Minamiya, the youngest Japanese person to climb Everest, as well as the youngest person in the world to climb the highest mountains of each of the seven continents.  


We hope that the students will see how international cooperation can help and inspire many people, not just those in developing countries.