18 June 2013, Tokyo, Japan - The 2013-14 UNITAR Youth Ambassadors completed their study trip to Tokyo from 11-12 June. This trip was part of the UNITAR Youth Ambassador Programme, which aims at providing an opportunity for high school students in Hiroshima to learn about the UN system as well as careers in diplomacy and international affairs. The study trip included briefings at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Japan, United Nations University headquarters, United Nations Information Centre, the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, and the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.
The Youth Ambassadors had the opportunity to meet with the newly appointed Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Japan, H.E. Mr. Alaa Al-Hashimy, and the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Japan, H.E. Dr. Sayed Mohammad Amin Fatimie. Visiting both national and international entities, the Youth Ambassadors gained important insight into the diverse role of the United Nations, international cooperation, and bilateral and multilateral diplomacy.
UNITAR is grateful to the esteemed organizations for graciously hosting the UNITAR Youth Ambassadors.
(Embassy of the Republic of Iraq)
(Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan)