Asian Urban Information Center of Kobe International NGO
Established in 1989
Supported by UNFPA and
the Kobe City Government


UNFPA Seminar
Sound Mind and Sound Body:
Let us think and learn and
have a wonderful adolescence

As part of its efforts to alleviate poverty and enhance physical, psychological , and social well-being, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is promoting actions to ensure more effective reproductive health services worldwide. It is also focusing especially on young people, adolescents and those going through puberty.
In many countries, and especially in Asia, young people are suffering serious health problems from ineffective reproductive health services and education. Even in Japan, where advanced health care service is widely available, there is a rising problem of sexually transmitted diseases, such as AIDS, among the youth. Educational programs for reproductive health have often been deficient, and adolescents have often been overlooked in regular clinical services.
In the forthcoming seminar, which is open to everyone for free, specialists of UNFPA and high officials of nine cities in different Asian countries will discuss their problems and programs they have undertaken to address these problems. General participants are also invited to join open discussion of both problems and possible programs to address the programs. We look forward to your participation in the seminar.

Thursday, June 30, 2005  13:30 - 16:30

Conference Room (Kobe International House 9F, Kobe, Japan)


I.    Report on peer activities
UNFPA Specialist and four young people involved in peer activities in the Asia and Pacific Region will make presentations on their activities.
II. Panel Discussion and Q & A
Panelist:UNFPA Specialist and nine senior administrative officials from nine medium-sized cities in Asia
Chittagong (Bangladesh), Weihai (China), Chennai (India), Surabaya (Indonesia), Kuantan (Malaysia), Faisalabad (Pakistan), Olongapo (Philippines), Khon Kaen (Thailand), Danang (Vietnam)
Facilitator: Ms. Kiyoko Ikegami, Director, UNFPA Tokyo Office
*Your comments will be welcomed.

English (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided)

The number of places available for citizens:
150 persons (Accept in order of application received.)

1. Write your name, telephone number, address, zip code and age, and send by fax/e-mail or call us before 15 June 2005.
2. In a case of group attendance, include the above information for each member of the group.
3.  Office hours: Monday - Friday 9:00-12:00 and 13:00-17:00

Asian Urban Information Center of Kobe (AUICK)
8-1-6-20F, Goko-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0087

Access to Kobe International House:
8-1-6-20F, Goko-dori, Chuo-ku, Kobe
3 minutes walk from JR, Hankyu Hanshin, Kobe Subway (Yamate line) Sannomiya station.  International House is connected directly with Kobe Subway (Wangan line) Hanadokei station.

* An admission ticket with the detailed map of venue will be sent to the applicant later.

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Asian Urban Information Center of Kobe

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