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UN Secretary-General's message praises China’s philanthropic endeavors

chinagate.cn,December 01, 2017 Adjust font size:

The Second World Philanthropy Forum, jointly launched by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC) and Tsinghua University, was held on November 29 in Beijing. UN Secretary-General António Guterres sent a message to the forum,which is delivered by Hu Sishe, Vice Chairman of CPAFFC. 

“Creating a world of lasting peace and prosperity depends on greater investments in education, health and rights,” he said in the message. “Modern philanthropy has a central role to play in delivering on this vision.” 

He noted that the world has much to learn from China’s philanthropic endeavors, which prioritise social impact by reach out to the most vulnerable. The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries is promoting an “Every Woman Every Child” campaign and prioritizing women and children's health in its development efforts. 

“The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development calls on us to work together to tackle poverty and advance progress for all,” Guterres said. “The United Nations looks forward to collaborating with all partners to build a future of peace and prosperity on a healthy planet.”