Sasakawa Peace Foundation English Newsletter
July Issue (NE19-04)

Welcome to the July Issue of the SPF English Newsletter, a monthly round-up of English information about news, events, and research from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF).

Featured articles and announcements

1. VIDEO: Lecture by H.E. Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran

2. REPORT: A Gender-Inclusive Southeast Asia through Entrepreneurship – New Insights at the Interface of Gender Equality and Business

3. NEWS: Oceans and Coastal Zones Toward COP25: Addressing the IPCC Findings Relevant to the Ocean and Climate Nexus (SEORS Event)

4. NEWS: The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Joins the United Nations Global Compact

5. REGISTER NOW: Panel Discussion on "The End of Nuclear Forgetting: Revival of Nuclear Weapons" (Friday, July 19, 2019)

6. REGISTER NOW: "Reconsidering 'Masculinity' in Japan and East Asia – Men’s Share! Care! Fair!" (Friday, July 26, 2019)

1. VIDEO: Lecture by H.E. Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Vice President for Women and Family Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Amidst increased international interest in the Middle East, SPF welcomed Dr. Masoumeh Ebtekar, Iran's Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, to the foundation on June 27, 2019, for a seminar covering topics ranging from women's empowerment and entrepreneurship in Iran and Japan to increasing tensions with the U.S. Watch the full event below:

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2. REPORT: A Gender-Inclusive Southeast Asia through Entrepreneurship – New Insights at the Interface of Gender Equality and Business

The latest publication from the Gender Investment and Innovation Department explores how entrepreneurs can leverage their unique position and flexibility to bridge critical gaps and propose solutions to advance the lives of women in Southeast Asia.

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3. NEWS: Oceans and Coastal Zones Toward COP25: Addressing the IPCC Findings Relevant to the Ocean and Climate Nexus (SEORS Event)

Over 100 participants attended a side event co-organized by the Ocean Policy Research Institute at the 50th session of the Subsidiary Body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Germany. Expert speakers included policymakers, scientists, and think tanks participants involved in ocean climate change.

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4. NEWS: SPF Joins the United Nations Global Compact

SPF joined the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC), a voluntary initiative bringing together corporations and foundations in a public pledge to pursue sustainable and socially responsible policies by upholding the UNGC's ten principles covering the areas of human rights, labor, the environment, and anti-corruption.

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5. EVENT: Panel Discussion on "The End of Nuclear Forgetting: Revival of Nuclear Weapons" (Friday, July 19, 2019)

** Registration open until 5pm on July 18, 2019 (Thursday) **

To celebrate the book launch for "The End of Nuclear Forgetting: Revival of Nuclear Weapons," the Japan-U.S. Program has organized a seminar featuring a conversation with the book's authors and a special panel discussion with two experts from the U.S.: Frank A. Rose, former Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance; and M. Elaine Bunn, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy.

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6. EVENT: "Reconsidering 'Masculinity' in Japan and East Asia – Men’s Share! Care! Fair!" (Friday, July 26, 2019)

** Registration open until 5pm on July 24, 2019 (Wednesday) **

This event seeks to reconsider "masculinity" in today's Japan and East Asia by convening an expert panel to discuss the results of a recent SPF survey in the region covering topics including the ways that men approach domestic affairs and the potential impact on a gender equal society.

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