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2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Summit

The “2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Summit” is hosted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund), China Women Development Foundation (CWDF) and Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA). This event was significant since it has been 20 years since the "Beijing Call for Action", a landmark women’s rights conference held in Beijing.

The opening ceremony, luncheon and summit was on September 22, 2015, at the UN Headquarters, and an award ceremony and symposium was on September 26, 2015, at the Harvard Club NYC. The Women in Sustainable Tourism Program as a partnership between CWDF, SDG-F and SAFA and also the Women’s Cultural Innovation Fund by CWDF and SAFA. A delegation of outstanding Chinese female executives from several industrial clusters like textiles, food and technology participated in the event. During the event, CWDF announced the donation of ¥1,000,000 RMB (about U.S. $167,000) for the development of its women's public welfare programs in Africa.

Opening Ceremony Hosted by Li Li,

Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association


Remark and Speech by Oh Joon, President of ECOSOC, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Republic of Korea to the UN


Remark and Speech by Xu, Haoliang, Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP New York


Remarks and Speeches by Qin, Guoying,

Secretary-General of China Women’s Development Foundation


Remarks and Speech by Paloma Duran,

Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund


 Collaboration ceremony with CWDF, SDG-F and SAFA for Women in Sustainable Tourism Education in China and Africa


Symposium  How Public and Private Partnership Impact on Public Welfare Projects

From Left:Will Kennedy, Programme Officer, United Nations Office for Partnership. Tara Sharafudheen, Head of Partnerships, Policy and Communications, UNCDF. Deborah Rosado-Shaw, Senior Vice President, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer, PepsiCo. Zhang, Jianmin, Deputy Secretary-General of CWDF. Woo, Swee Lian, President of Perfect (China) Co., Ltd

Mr.Yuan, Xikun, member of the national committee of CPPCC and Patron of Arts and Environment, donates his sculpture artwork to UN SDG-F and CWDF

You, Jian Hua, Secretary-general of China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) and Présidente, Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin Jeanne Rogers-Vanterpool Giving Their Speech


Zhang, Jianmin, Deputy Secretary-General of China Women’s Development Foundation and Senior Consultant for the United Nations SDG Fund Annette Richardson Giving Their Speech


Honored Guests Taking Group Photo Together

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