Okayama University


Vice President Yokoi attends UNESCO’s 3rd International Conference on GCED

September 26, 2018

The 3rd International Conference on GCED, which is intended to discuss further the relationships between the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are promoted by the United Nations together with the countries around the world, and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) were held under the co-sponsorship of UNESCO Asia Pacific Centre for International Understanding (APCEIU) and the South Korean Government on September 5 and 6 in Seoul, South Korea, with our university's Vice President for Global Engagement Strategy Atsufumi Yokoi attending the Conference.

Vice President Yokoi attended the Conference upon invitation by the APCEIU, and actively participated in the discussion under the framework of "By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development," which is Target 4.7 of the SDGs. Also, having meetings with Director Utak Chung and his team of the APCEIU, and South Korean Government officials, Vice President Yokoi energetically exchanged opinions about our university’s achievements in its ESD (Education for Sustainable Development), and the promotion of SDGs for which universities and the local communities work closely with each other based on the Makino Vision: “Going beyond, toward a fruitful academic capital.” He also discussed and deepened his insight into the integration between GCED and ESD, and the possibility of cooperation with our university, and introduced our university-wide efforts to promote SDGs for which we were awarded the special prize in the first Japan SDGs Awards by the Japanese Government. He enhanced our university’s global presence as a leading university related to SDGs.