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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. A delegation of outstanding Chinese female executives from several industrial clusters like textiles, food and technology participated in the event. The special segment of the summit was to establish The Women in Sustainable Tourism Program, which is a partnership between CWDF, SDG-F and SAFA and also the Women’s Cultural Innovation Fund launched by CWDF and SAFA.  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.
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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
The CWDF delegation and outstanding Chinese female executives visiting Columbia
University’s Barnard College and sharing women’s status with the college leadership
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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New York State Assemblyman Michael DenDekker and Director, Gender Team, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP Randi Davis Giving Their Speech in the Symposium
Honored Guests and Leaders Discuss and Exchange Ideas During the Meeting
Group Picture of summit attendance in this Conference
2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Closing Award Ceremony Banquet
Vice President Meng, Xiaosi Awards to the Women Entrepreneurs Who Contribute in Philanthropy to this Event
Honored Guests Taking Group Photo Together
Auction Items Display and Speech from the Bid Winner