In alignment with its mandate to help the United Nations implement its programmes both at the grass roots and decision-making level, The Foundation for the United Nations (FSUN) has adopted its main focus from 2000 to 2015 to be the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), transitioning to the historic Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) from 2016 to 2030.
History of FSUN
Established as The Foundation for the Support of the United Nations (FSUN) USA corporation by Former United Nations Ambassador Richard Petrie, Senior Japanese Diplomat and United Nations Administrator Mr. Yasushi Akashi, and Member of the House of Representatives Ichiro Watanabe. Founder of Asics, Mr. Kihachiro Onitsuka became the first president of the organization. Started business with support from the world student attending UN conference.
JulyTax exempted from New York State.
FebruaryTax exempted from the US federal government.
AugustInauguration ceremony at Tokyo · Imperial Hotel. Began fundraising activities to support the United Nations.
SeptemberDiscuss with the United Nations Association President of the United States
JanuaryApply for NGO (non-governmental organization) certification to UN Headquarters.
Started advertisement of the foundation's opinion in Nihon Keizai Shimbun
JulyGranted as a foundation to the Tokyo International Simulated United Nations Convention held at the Japan Youth Center
AugustSponsoring United Nations Peace Messenger Urban Conference (held in Yokohama City)
AugustNew York UN Headquarters Group Training Tour
Lecture by Mr. Brian Arkhart (former UN secretary general), said to be the father of PKO
Held the 1st World Parliamentary Council Meeting (Tokyo) to support the United Nations. 73 people from 6 international organizations and 14 countries participated.
MarchConducted UN training tour
Full-scale implementation of FSUN Cambodia Chapter. Directors visted Cambodia four times in advance (August, October, November, December)
AugustTraining tour to the United Nations Main Office in Geneva
JanuaryWatabe permanent advisor give a keynote speech at UNU Symposium "Strengthening the UN - Peace and the Environment"
JanuaryReconstruction departs from Cambodia's support group (1st)
A visit to the presentation ceremony of the first school building donated to Cambodia (2nd)
Regeneration Cambodia exchanges (3rd). Construction of irrigation canals in Pukhpoh.
MayTraining tour at UN Headquarters in New York
JulyDonation of the second school building in Cambodia
OctoberConduct training tour of the UN Main Office in Europe
Foundation donated prosthetic foot factory in Cambodia.
FebruaryPresentation ceremony of No. 3 ranker school building donation.
AugustPresentation ceremony of the school building donated by the foundation to Cambodia (Khodong Cham State Education Elementary School)
The first award ceremony for the Bhatros Galle Scholarship Fund at Imperial Hotel. Approximately 500 people attended. The first prominent winners: Dr. Keto Ellitab Musi Geni (Tanzania), Dr. Mohammad Maksi (Jordan), Dr. Fay Dutin (USA), Ms. Don Nan (China), Dr. Rodolfo Stavenhan (Mexico)
NovemberTraining in Roma International Organization
JanuaryHanshin-Awaji Earthquake Relief Center established
In MarchConduct training at United Nations Headquarters in New York and Europe
Dispatch to the World Women's Conference (Beijing)
The 2nd World Parliamentary Meeting held in Gifu
The 2nd annual award ceremony of the Buttes-Galli Award (UNU)
In MarchConduct training at United Nations Headquarters in New York
MayCertified by the United Nations Economic and Social Council as "NGO with General Consultative Status" by UN NGO Jury Committee. General Consultative Status, the highest status within the system, is reserved for large international NGOs whose area of work covers most of the issues on the agenda of UN ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies. Currently, there are only 144 NGOs who are in General Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC, from 3,536 NGOs with Consultative Status.
JulyWatabe standing adviser and talks with Secretary General Gary in New York
Female independence center (16 rooms with 2 floors) completed in Phnom Penh.
SeptemberAttended by standing adviser Watanabe at the Prostheses Association Conference held in Xi'an, China, and lecture at Seminar of the 4th Army Medical University in Shanxi province
FebruaryCo-organized by Johann Gartung's symposium (Peace Osaka)
FebruaryFSUN Sage's Conference held (Tokyo)
FebruaryPresent second hand bus to Cambodia (From Kobe Port)
AprilNew York office opened
JuneApproval of FSUN Charter at the Executive Board
NovemberUsing FSUN's anti-personnel landmine panel at universities / high school cultural festivals in various regions
Held UN staff choir performances
Supporting the 10th Simulated United Nations Conference
Held the 10th General Assembly at Hawaii · Hilton · Hawaiian Village
Held the 3rd World Parliamentary Council Meeting at the East-West Center of the University of Hawaii
In MarchWatanabe adviser talked with Secretary General of the Secretariat of Honorable Building United Nations Public Affairs Bureau. The Sun Project Team attended New York training (attended by employees of the Security Council, Humanitarian Bureau, Public Relations Bureau, Population Fund, etc.)
AprilInterview with Secretary General Kenzo Hosaku, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Information Agency "The Role of the UN Reform and Public Relations Bureau
MayCo-hosted peace lecture by Dr. Gartun at the Sogang University in Korea with Kim Dae Jung Foundation
MayEstablishment of Dream Bank Growth Fund. Ark branch donates medicine to Cambodia
MayPresent protest discourse to India-Pakistan's nuclear test
JuneSymposium to think about prohibiting full anti-personnel landmines held (at the Embassy of Canada Hall)
JulyHeld Sino-Japanese wise council co-sponsored with China-Japan Friendship Association in Beijing
SeptemberParticipated in the United Nations DPI / NGO Conference. Submit minutes of WPC III to UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Requested the UN Department of Public Affairs Bureau Secretary General to write up Japanese interpreters.
OctoberWatabe standing adviser talk with Secretary-General Kofi Annan in Tokyo
MarchTraining at United Nations Headquarters in New York
MarchCambodia Assistance Cambodia Medical Volunteer Mission (President Isao Ishikawa) will visit and present medicines
MayDonation of dictionary, teaching materials, stationary goods, medicines in the public health room, T-shirts etc. to the Ampupunon Primary School which was opened in April 1995 to support Cambodia
AugustDetermined the FSUN Charter
NovemberKyoto Kenjin Conference Main theme: North Korea issue (attendees: Dr. Johan Galtung (Peace Studies), Nishimura Fumiko (Dr. Women / Interpreter) Musharada Muroji (Professor, Ferris University Gakuin University), Takaya (Professor, Buddhist University), Ichiro (FSUN Advisor), and Mr. Koichi Watanabe(FSUN Advisor).
DecemberHeld a student essay contest and a lecture meeting in the city of Irvine, California. (Theme: Gandhi's non-violent spirit)
JuneParticipated in the UN General Assembly "Women's 2000 Conference" in New York
SeptemberParticipate in the 6th session of Chunichi-Nippon Women's Symposium Discussion focusing on education, elderly problem, environmental conservation, employment policy decision, peace.
OctoberTomakomai sponsored the International Contribution Award for "International Student Japanese Speech Competition" at the 3rd International Festival at Komazawa University School Festival.
JanuaryPresented Cambodia Support Prezy · A Primary School. As a goodwill ambassador, former Japan national football team representative Kitazawa gives football balls and uniforms.
1st Tobacco and Health Symposium at Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry Hall
MarchUnited Nations Headquarters Training New York Cambodia visit to Olampeck · Stadium State Hospital · Prosthesis Center etc. The 2nd Tobacco and Health Symposium Yokohama Yokohama Health and Welfare Center Hall
Held WHO 14th World Smoking Day Special Commemorative Lecture. (Co-sponsored by FSUN and Can Do Harajuku) Special lecture by Dr. Geoffrey Weigand
JuneThe 4th Tobacco and Health Symposium Held in Hiroshima
JulyThe 5th Tobacco and Health Symposium held in Hokkaido
AugustAppoint Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi as FSUN Chairman and Advisor at Yasukuni Shrine.
OctoberThe 6th Tobacco and Health Symposium held in Tokushima
February 2002The 7th Tobacco and Health Symposium held in Kagoshima
The 4th World Parliamentary Assembly Meeting / Wise Council held in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture
April 2002ILO Gender Special Advisor Lecture by welcoming ambassador to Japan
September 2002Construction and presentation of elementary school which is 15th school in Cambodia.
JulyFSUN Inner Mongolia branch as center, Japanese speech contest held in Inner Mongolia
Smoking cessation promotion lecture at Tomakomai
NovemberToshio Watanabe Lecture on international cooperation and development by Takushoku University President (Former Chairman of the Association)
June - DecemberGifted organic fertilizer to farmers in the province of Battambang in Cambodia to support agricultural development
SeptemberSmoking cessation promotion seminar held jointly with medical association and mass communication
DecemberODA 50th Anniversary Lecture Meeting was held in Karatsu. President Toshio Watanabe (then) lecture
JuneFukuoka Westward Offshore Earthquake Support Activities
July1st International Understanding Education Seminar held in Fukuoka
JulyInner Mongolia international student support in China, academic exchange
DecemberThe 2nd International Understanding Education Seminar held in Hiroshima
MayThe 3rd International Understanding Education Seminar held in Hyogo
JuneNoto Hanto Earthquake relief and emergency activities
OctoberAs part of the food education spreading business for half a year, the series of experts on the theme of "dietary tradition" to the Sankei Shimbun
NovemberThe 4th International Understanding Education Seminar held in Oita
FebruaryThe 5th International Understanding Education Seminar held in Saga
MayHeld Japan-Vietnam Friendship Tourism Culture Festival in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, under the sponsorship of Consulate General of Japan in Ho Chi Minh City
JuneJapanese language teacher dispatch business to Guangdong province, China (1 year)
JuneSixth International Understanding Education Seminar Held in Kagoshima
AugustJapan-China Football Exchange Project
MayInner Mongolia international student support in China, academic exchange
JuneThe 7th International Understanding Education Seminar Aichi · Saga
JulySichuan Earthquake Victims Support. Donated solar panels for medical institutions
JulyMyanmar cyclone victim assistance. Dispatchers distributes relief supplies to local victims (half year).
JanuarySichuan earthquake reconstruction support activity
MarchHaiti earthquake reconstruction support activity
JuneThe 8th International Understanding Education Seminar Nagoya
JuneThe 9th International Understanding Education Seminar Tokyo
OctoberJapan · China Friendship Tourism Cultural Festival at Inner Mongolia Hohhot, China
JanuaryJapan-China Friendship Exchanges Project Mutual exchanges between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures with the invitation of Tokuro City, Jiangxi Province, China
January 2011The 10th International Understanding Seminar Tokyo
March 2011East Japan great earthquake disaster reconstruction support activity started mainly in Kesennuma city, Miyagi prefecture
August 23Established FSUN-UNO under Constance J. Peak as President
March 5Launch of the historic Annual Power of Collaboration Global Summit at the United Nations (POC) in partnership with IMPACT Leadership 21 and the Permanent Mission of Czech Republic to the United Nations, supported by the United Nations Office Partnerships (UNOP) , corporate partners IBM, Microsoft, Nasdaq, Bloomberg Philanthropies , Bank of Toyko-Mitsubishi, Barclays, Morgan Stanley, Pfizer, The New York Times and others.
MarchSuccessfully held the Annual Power of Collaboration at the United Nations, building a global platform anchored around engaging the business and private sector in implementing the MDGs-SDGs, promoting Public-Private Partnership (PPP) at the highest level.
August 30Outreach to establish FSUN-China Chapter officially started, appointing Yuting Ren as President.
October 30Establish FSUN-Beijng Office, China Chapter appointing Rose Fan as Secretary General.