ITOCHU Announces New Project of ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE SDGs Student Photo Contest 2016 & 2017 Winners’ Exhibition

August 28, 2018

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Yoshihisa Suzuki, President & COO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) opened ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE in a commercial facility adjacent to its Tokyo headquarters in October 2012. It has seen organized many different exhibitions there with the aim of, as part of its social contribution activity, developing future generations, contributing to local communities and encouraging art and culture both domestically and internationally.
Under the auspices of United Nations Information Centre and Sophia University, the photos of winners of Grand Prize and Award of Excellences in SDGs Student Photo Contest 2016 and 2017 will be exhibited at ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE. Applicants for the contest are students from colleges, universities and graduate and vocational schools.
The photo contest has aimed at encouraging students to think about the SDGs 17 Goals from their familiar places and share it with many people. Applications come from more than 70 countries and are judged by professional photographer Leslie Kee and others.
ITOCHU AOYAMA ART SQUARE has organized exhibitions about the environmental issues which continue on a global scale.
Hopefully, the exhibited photos representing the SDGs 17 Goals will trigger a movement to motivate each country and each one of its people to take action for achieving all of the goals.

Sustainable Development Goals/SDGs:
Having formally been adopted at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015, SDGs are aimed at solving global-level issues. The year 2030 is considered to be the deadline for achieving SDGs, which consist of 17 goals and aim to put an end to all forms of poverty, fight inequality and bring solutions to climate change. Each country establishes specific goals and plans for action and reduction targets.


Period: September 3 – October 31, 2018 (open every day during the event period)
Hours:11:00– 19:00
Admission: Free
Sponsor: ITOCHU Corporation
Cooperations: United Nations Information Centre, Sophia University, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Itochu Garden B1F, 2-3-1 Kita-Aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo
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