Peace as a Global Language
Peace as a Global Language started in 2001 and has become established on the Japanese circuit as an event which is open to academics, activists and concerned individuals. Those who attend from academia range from full professors working in the humanities and social sciences (and other fields) to graduate students and under-graduates. Activists from various N.G.O's and grass roots organizations regularly contribute, as do political activists and journalists.
United Nations University, Tokyo
The UN University is dedicated to the generation and transfer of knowledge, and the strengthening of individual and institutional capacities in furtherance of the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.The mission of UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research, capacity development, and advisory services to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.
The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT)
The Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT) is a nonprofit organisation dedicated to the improvement of language teaching and learning both within Japan and internationally with nearly 3,000 members in chapters and affiliates across Japan as well as members abroad.
The Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)
The Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU) is a non-profit organisation for Asia and the Pacific regional activities in line with the principles of UNESCO, working for the promotion of mutual understanding and cultural cooperation among peoples in the region. ACCU was established in April 1971 in Tokyo through joint efforts of both public and private sectors in Japan. In July 1971 the resources and activities of the Tokyo Book Development Centre (TBDC), which had since its establishment in March 1969 been engaged actively in book development in Asia, were transferred to ACCU.