Press Release

2024.04.05 【Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai】 Global Talk Event ~Let’s Think About the SDGs~ To Be Held! “Dialogue Series: Expo 2025 – Empowering Youth, Addressing Climate Change, and the SDGs”

The Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition (hereinafter referred to as “the Association”) will hold the Global Talk Event – “Let’s think about the SDGs” on Saturday 13, 2024 in Osaka, one year before the opening of Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan (hereinafter referred to as “the Expo”). The event will be live-streamed on the official YouTube channel and Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation will be provided.

The Expo aims to contribute achieving the goals of the SDGs under the theme of “Designing Future Society for Our Lives”. In this event, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) climate campaign hero; Frankie the Dino and representative, Consul Generals and representatives of official participants countries, and students are invited to discuss the SDGs and latest development of pavilions and Frankie will give a speech to accelerate addressing the climate change. There will also be an open discussion where students and other participants will discuss SDG initiatives. In addition, for the first time, Frankie, visiting Japan for the first time, will collaborate with MYAKU-MYAKU, the official character of the Expo.

Many people will be invited to participate in the event and contribute to achieve SDGs, accelerate addressing climate change and coincide with the one-year anniversary of the opening of the Expo to further build momentum.

*Pre-registration is required to attend the event.
*Simultaneous Japanese-English interpretation will be provided at the event.
*The event will also be live streaming via official YouTube channel (Japanese) and Zoom (English).
*There will be media coverage of the event.

■ Overview

1.Time and Date: From 11:00 to 12:40, Saturday, April 13, 2024(Planned)(Open from 10:30am)
*There will be a networking session for the participants after the event.

2.Host: Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition

3.Venue: Josho Hall(OIT Umeda Tower, Umeda Campus, Osaka Institute of Technology)(Registration: 3rd floor)
(Address)1-45 Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka, 530-8568 Japan

On-site and online participation is available. Please apply using the application form below.

▼Application Form for on-site participation

[Viewing via Live Streaming]
・URL for Live Streaming (Japanese: Official YouTube channel)
・URL for Live Streaming (English: Zoom)
Meeting ID: 879 1702 0785


 ICHINOKI Manatsu,
 Deputy Secretary General, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition

・Keynote Speech
 Oussouby SACKO,
 Deputy Chairperson and Global Communication Director, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition

 UNDP climate campaign hero, Frankie the Dino from “Don’t Choose Extinction” campaign and UNDP representative

‐ Marc KUIPERS, Consul-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Osaka and Commissioner General for the Netherlands Participation at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
‐ Christopher HECKER, Director for the Germany Pavilion at Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan
‐ Trevor HOLLOWAY, Australian Consul-General in Osaka

‐ TAKAHASHI Hidemasa, Second-year student of Applied Functional Biology Course, Department of Bioresource Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University; Member of HIM team, Kobe University
Entrepreneurship Center; Youth Co: Lab (Co-organized by UNDP・Citi Foundation); and Recipient of the Social Innovation Challenge Japan 2023 and Youth Vision Award.
‐ NAKAJIMA Masahiro, Second-year student, Filipino language major, School of Foreign Studies, Osaka University; Re-Generation (General Incorporated Association)

・Open discussion

▽About UNDP  Frankie the Dino

“Don’t Choose Extinction”

■ Various events and initiatives in the run up to the opening of the Expo.
(Japanese only)


Global Communication Department, Japan Association for the 2025 World Exposition