On 2 and 3 September, UNIC Tokyo organized the annual two-day training session for UN Depository Libraries in Tokyo. A dozen non-UN depository libraries also participated as observers including university and municipal libraries, marking an important milestone in our efforts to expand the network of partner libraries in Japan.
At the beginning of the meeting, the participants reported on their outreach activities of the past year including photographs showing their activities. The UNIC Director, who later delivered a lecture on UN and recent developments, commended their efforts, expressed appreciation and encouraged the participants to continue their efforts and to strengthen their collaboration and partnership within the network.
UNIC staff led the training session including briefings including on UN documentation on ICJ and ICC and development-related databases. Ms. Junko Sato, recently retired UN official and expert UN librarian, was invited as a guest speaker to deliver a lecture on Hammarskjold Library. Model UN students also briefed on their activities.