Statutory meeting - Yuko Matsuoka Harris and Bob Harris - Magic Libraries Foundation

Thursday, April 25, 2024 19:00-21:00, InterContinental Hotel Geneva, Chemin du Petit-Saconnex 7-9, 1211 Genève
Website: https://geneva.intercontinental.com
Speaker(s):

19:00 - Yuko Matsuoka Harris and Bob Harris - Magic Libraries Foundation


Organizer(s):
  • Louis Coomans de Brachène

Yuko Matsuoka Harris and Bob Harris

Mission of Magic Libraries Foundation Projects accomplished & on-going partnership with MMBH in Japan  

MAGIC LIBRARIES FOUNDATION - 25 Route de Suisse 1290 VERSOIX www.magiclibraries.org  

Board Members are Yuko Matsuoka Harris,  Robert Harris,  Setsuko Klossowska de Rola,  Stéphanie Hafner,  Bénédicte Evans,  Andrew Hunziker,  John West   

In 2016, Mr & Mrs Harris established the Swiss-based Magic Libraries Foundation to promote libraries for disadvantaged children and the training of translators in minority languages. Magic Libraries currently supports projects with local partners in Asia, Africa, remote communities in Australia and immigrant communities in Switzerland.

Yuko Matsuoka Harris is the translator and publisher of the Harry Potter series in Japan. She was named by Nikkei Woman magazine as “ Nikkei woman of the Year” in 2000. She is the President Emeritus of the Say-zan-sha Group, Tokyo, and lives in Sierre, Switzerland.

Robert Trevennel Harris is a co-founder of Education International, which today represents 32 million educators at all levels of education – from pre-school to university – in 178 countries. He became well known as a spokesperson for civil society organisations at major international agencies. He was formerly President of the Conferences of Non-governmental organisations, firstly at UNESCO in Paris, and later at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in Geneva and New York. Over 19 years he chaired a working group on education, training, and employment policies at the OECD in Paris. He was a member of the Global Agenda Council on Education at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Geneva, Davos, and Dubai. He participated in many consultations for the preparation of G8 and G20 summits and OECD Ministerial Councils.

Yuko Matsuoka Harris and Bob Harris - Magic Libraries Foundation


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