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From the president Makkiko Arima

photo of PresidentThis year, Japan National Committee for UNIFEM is celebrating its 15th anniversary, while UNIFEM at the United Nations has just passed its 30th year milestone. I still remember the enthusiasm and passion of the women gathered at the First World Conference on Women in Mexico City in 1975. I was there as a media reporter and witnessed the creation of a women’s fund in the United Nations, responding to a powerful call from hundreds and thousands of women of all ethnicities. Ever since, UNIFEM has worked tirelessly to reduce women’s poverty; end gender-based violence; stop the spread of HIV/AIDS; support women’s leadership. The Japan National Committee, as a supporting NGO for UNIFEM, raise fund and lobby our government in order to contribute to the UNIFEM’s mission. I am happy and proud to be a part of this rewarding challenge to bring about the truly fair and just world. 

UNIFEM's Mission & Mandate

UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It helps to promote women's empowerment by implementing innovative projects in more than 100 countries .
UNIFEM Japan is one of the 16 national committees officially recognized by the UNIFEM at the United Nations. (Link to the National Committees in English website)

UNIFEM's Four Strategic Goals

  • Reducing feminized poverty
  • Ending violence against women
  • Reversing the spread of HIV/AIDS among women and girls
  • Achieving gender equality in democratic governance in times of peace as well as war

The Photo of UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador
UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador,
Nicole Kidman

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