Which bodies and agencies does the United Nations use to help us feel like citizens of the world?
Discuss the UN’s role in disaster relief; additionally, focus on one specific example.
What global issue are you most concerned about? Why?
Discuss a specific function of the WHO and use a particular current situation as an example of how the WHO is fulfilling this role.
Discuss one UN initiative and an example of action on this initiative that gives us reason for hope in the world.
What should the government do to make Japan a more gender-equal society?
Please discuss a concern you feel is at the heart of the battle against climate change.
How does United Nations support for refugees help all of the world's nations?
What is one social problem Japan faces and how can it be solved?
Why and how must the working lives of women be improved for the world to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic?
What actions is the UN taking to support the younger generation and how is that support mutually beneficial?
What is one negative effect of social media and how can it be solved?
How are the mottos “build back better” and “no country left behind” being applied in United Nations’ COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts?
How would you explain the overall idea of the United Nations SDGs to someone?
What global issue should Japanese people learn more about? Why do you think so?
Is the United Nations the best organization to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic?
Please use specific reasons and examples to support your conclusion.
Why is the United Nations following public opinion on climate change, and not leading public opinion about climate change?
What can Japan do to promote peace in the Asia Pacific region?
Why is the work of the United Nations more relevant, effective, and urgent now than at any time in history?
Why is gender equality a core goal for the UN to advance in the world?
What is the biggest threat to the world? Why?
How does the United Nations reduce income inequality internationally?
What is the United Nations doing to address climate change?
What recent international news has made you happy, sad, or worried? Why?
What is the role of the United Nations with regard to global food security?
How does the United Nations provide humanitarian aid?
Will technology lead us to a better world? Why or why not?
What is the United Nations doing to advance environmental rights?
How does the United Nations help children?
What global issue should Japan contribute more to? Why do you think so?
Which sorts of alliances and associations of the United Nations are the greatest help in promoting world peace?
Why is the unlawful spread of conventional weapons an important issue for the United Nations to deal with?
What is an important issue for the UN to solve and why?
How can the United Nations help countries recover from war?
What are some of the ways the United Nations is involved with the idea of human rights?
What international issue are you concerned with? Why?
What efforts is the United Nations making to address and reverse the causes of terrorism and violent extremism?
What role may the United Nations play in managing health crises such as the recent Zika and Ebola outbreaks?
Who has been your most important teacher? Why?
How effective are United Nations' sanctions against member States?
Fish and fisheries products industries provide developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined. How does the United Nations support the goal of world food sustainability through helping fish and fisheries products industries?
What is Japan's most important educational challenge right now? Why?
How does the UN support the goals of sustainable development in theworld?
How is the United Nations helping to promote world food security?
What is the most urgent national problem Japanese need to solve? Why do you think so?
How can the UN help the world achieve gender equality?
What are the benefits of United Nations’ actions in protecting world wildlife?
In Japan, should more women be in the workforce? Why or why not?
What would a UN system-wide approach to early warning of conflict and of conflict prevention look like?
What role does the United Nations play in disease control?
Who is a well-known person whom you admire? Why?
How may the UN play a role in resolving conflicts within sovereign states?
How does Japan support the peacekeeping efforts of the United Nations?
What one request would you make to the prime minister of Japan and why?
What is the role of the United Nations in regard to nuclear and radioactive materials?
What should the United Nations' role be with regard to refugees?
What is the UN’s peacekeeping role and how does Japan support these efforts?
How does the UN help countries, including Japan, recover from natural and domestic disasters?
What is the most urgent issue that the Japanese government should tackle and why?
How can the UN support the development of democracy?
News on 8 August 2012 noted Australia is taking legal action in the international courts to stop Japanese whaling.
What is the role of the UN International Court of Justice and what arguments might BOTH Australia and Japan make to the Court about whaling?
Should Tokyo host the 2020 Summer Olympic Games?
How can the UN address the issue of climate change?
What should Japan’s role be as a maritime nation in the Asia-Pacific region?
Should the U.S. military be stationed in Okinawa? Why or why not?
Does the UN have a role to play in the efforts to mitigate the impact of global warming?
What can Japan do to help ensure fair access to global natural resources?
Should Japan accept more foreign workers?
How has Japan's nuclear crisis affected the future use of nuclear energy around the world?
How can Japan cooperate with other nations to rebuild itself from tragic natural disasters?
What is the world’s most urgent issue that the U.N. should tackle and why?
How can the UN better gather and distribute aid to victims of natural disasters?
What can Japan do to make its rich cultural heritage more attractive to visitors from other countries?
Should all public elementary and middle schools in Japan offer classes on Saturdays?
Can the UN help to alleviate growing economic tensions between China and the West?
What can Japan do to prevent overfishing of tuna and other endangered species?
What is your opinion about the Japanese government’s offering a child allowance of ¥13,000 per month per child?
How can the UN revamp its peace-keeping operations to better meet current challenges?
How can Japan help strengthen Asian regional institutions to promote economic cooperation?
What is your opinion about lowering adult age to 18 from 20 in Japan?
What should the UN do to curb political exploitation of the Earth’s polar regions?
How can Japan resolve territorial disputes with its neighbors?
What should be done to help Japan to become a multi-cultural society?
How can the UN help reduce ethnic tensions around the world?
How can Japan help other nations become more eco-friendly?
Write a short essay of 80-100 words in English to discuss the following topic: The world’s most urgent issue that the U.N. should tackle