SDGs Promise Japan

Our Goal

SDGs Promise Japan (SPJ) is a non-profit organization based in Japan that strives to contribute to poverty alleviation in African countries and other parts of the world. SPJ aims to empower people so that they are able to take ownership of their own development and security.

Our Organization

Name of Organization Certified Specified NPO (Non-profit Organization) SDGs Promise Japan
Chair Rieko Suzuki-Kitaoka
Address 4 Chōme 16-13, Koishikawa, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0002
Establishment April 2008 (as Millennium Promise Japan)
Certification Certified non-profit since 2013

Contact us!

  • TEL: (+81) 03-5842‐2801
  • FAX: (+81) 03-5842-2802

Our Background

SDGs Promise Japan (formerly Millennium Promise Japan: MPJ) was established by Shinichi Kitaoka and Rieko Suzuki-Kitaoka as an alliance to Dr. Jeffrey Sachs’s Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA) in 2008. Along with MPA, MPJ sought to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) set by the United Nations member states. Along with the update of the United Nation’s goals to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015, MPJ was rebranded as SDGs Promise Japan (SPJ) in 2018.

In April 2013, SPJ was certified by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government as a certified specified non-profit organization (renewed in 2018 and 2024).

SPJ aims to contribute and support the realization of the SDGs through its work across sustainable business development, empowerment of girls and women, and infectious disease advocacy.

Our Work

Throughout its 16 years of operation, SPJ has initiated many projects to support underprivileged youth in their pursuit of education, aid South Sudanese and Syrian refugees, rehabilitate devastated areas after natural disasters including Malawi and the Philippines, and led advocacy efforts in Japan for elimination of Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs).

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Additionally, SPJ works closely with a youth program in Japan, MPJ Youth. The student organization hosts study groups and international study trips to learn about environmental, social, and economic issues beyond Japan and invoke an interest in Africa and international cooperation.