2015 UNV-Beijing International
Volunteer Service Exchange Conference Opening Ceremony
12 October 2015, Beijing
(Photo Credit: Beijing Volunteer
On 12 October 2015, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Alain Noudéhou spoke on behalf of the United Nations System in China at the opening ceremony of the inaugural UNV-Beijing International Volunteer Service Exchange Conference in Beijing.
Along with the UN Volunteers Executive Coordinator Richard Dictus, Mr Noudéhou also met with representatives of several Chinese organisations supporting the Conference, including: Mr Liu Qi, Founding Chairman of the China Volunteerism Federation and former Politburo Member; Mrs Zhao Jinfang, Secretary-General of the China Volunteerism Federation; Mrs Lv Xiwen, President of the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation; Mrs Teng Shengping, Vice-President of the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation, and Mr Guo Xinbao, Secretary-General of the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation.
The two-day Conference, co-organised by the UN Volunteers programme and the Beijing Volunteer Service Federation, convened UN agencies, several bilateral volunteer-involving organisations, and government and civil society representatives from over 20 middle-income countries in Asia, Africa, Europe/CIS, the Middle East and Latin America to exchange experiences and collaborative ways forward on international volunteer initiatives for peace and development in the context of the changing global development landscape and in support of achieving the UN Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Mr Alain Noudéhou, UN Resident Coordinator attending UNV-Beijing International Volunteer Service Exchange Conference.(Photo Credit: Beijing Volunteer Service Federation/2015)