World Philanthropy Forum 2018

The third World Philanthropy Forum (WPF) will be held on September 5th-7th in the city of Shanghai, China. This Forum is organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Tsinghua University, the University of Hong Kong, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and co-hosted by the China Welfare Institute. Forum sponsors include the Institute for Philanthropy of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University’s Social Work Education Center, and China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development.

Under the theme of “building a sustainable Community of Shared Future for Mankind,” the third WPF will focus on content concerning poverty eradication, health and well-being, quality education, sustainable cities and communities, and the partnership to promote the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, discussions at the Forum will revolve around the following issues: sustainable development concept & education contribution, global partnerships for sustainable development, world city 2050, vocational education and youth development, arts & humanities and philanthropy, global and regional poverty eradication and governance under the new era, women and children protection and Soong Ching Ling’s thought, and resource partners for sustainable development, among others.

The Fourth Session of the 12th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China passed the Charity Law of the People’s Republic of China in 2016, and designated September 5th (the International Day of Charity, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly) as “Chinese Charity Day”. In the same year, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Tsinghua University initiated and invited the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation to co-organize the first WPF.

Based in China and open to the world, the Forum is committed to promoting philanthropic practices, social services, academic exchanges, policy advocacy, personnel training, experience sharing as well as international cooperation around the world. It focuses on the hot issues and difficulties in human progress, respects for differences, equal participation and consensus gathering, actively implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and promoting the building of a Community of Shared Future for Mankind. The two UN Secretary-Generals successively sent letters to celebrate the holding of the Forum.

It is reported that this Forum will also hold a series of activities to announce achievements, including the signing ceremony for “The Belt& Road” personnel training plan, the formal establishment of the academic committee, and the launch of the WPF Philanthropy Index Research. The Forum will also announce the venue and theme for the 2019 Forum. In addition, the Forum will also hold the “Annual Meeting of Collaboration Network For Philanthropy And Social Services” and organize visits to Shanghai-based charity organizations.

Below please find the Forum’s detailed agenda:

Time:   September 5-7, 2018
Venue:  Xijiao State Guest Hotel, Shanghai, China
Sponsors:The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC),

Tsinghua University(THU),

The University of Hong Kong (HKU),

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Co-Sponsor:China Welfare Institute
Theme:Building a Sustainable Community of Shared Future for Mankind

Programme

September 5 (Wednesday)

09:30-10:00 Opening Ceremony
09:30-09:35Speeches by Leadership
09:35-09:45Keynote Speech: Urban and Urban Agglomeration Governance Sustainable Development
09:45-09:55Keynote Speech: Civil affairs in a Community of Shared Future for Mankind
09:55-10:00Signing Ceremony for Memorandum of Understanding

Awarding Ceremony of Consultancy Certificates

10:00-11:05Sustainable Development Concept & Education Contribution
10:00-10:25Keynote Speech: Sustainable Development Concept and a Community of Shared Future for Mankind
10:25-11:05High-Level Dialogue: Leading Sustainable Development through Education
11:05-12:10Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development
11:05-11:30 Keynote Speech: Development of the International Children’s Cause
11:30-12:10High-Level Dialogue: Co-building of Global Health Partnerships
12:15-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:30World City 2050
15:30-15:45Tea Break
15:45-17:15Vocational Education and Youth Development

 

 

 

September 6 (Thursday)

09:00-10:30Arts &Humanities and Philanthropy
10:30-10:45Tea Break
10:45-12:15Global and Regional Poverty Eradication and Governance under the New Era
12:15-13:30Lunch
13:30-14:30Women and Children Protection and Soong Ching-ling’s Thought
14:30-15:45Resource Partners for Sustainable Development
14:30-14:45Keynote Speech: Preserve Our Common Planet
14:45-15:00Keynote Speech: Sustainable Inheritance of the Family and Its

Philanthropy

15:00-15:45High-Level Dialogue: The Innovative Sharing Mode of Global Philanthropic Resources
15:45-16:00Tea Break
16:00-17:00Forum Achievement Announcement and HandoverCeremony
16:00-16:30Forum Achievement Announcement

Signing Ceremony for “The Belt& Road” Personnel Training Plan

Establishment of the Academic Committee

Launching of the WPF Index Research

16:30-16:50Keynote Speech: Sustainable Development Experience of Hong Kong
16:50-17:00WPF Handover Ceremony and Theme Release
18:30-21:00Annual Meeting of collaboration network for philanthropy and social services(by invitation only)

September 7 (Friday)

1.WPF: First Meeting of the Academic Committee(by invitation only)

    Time: 09:00-11:00

    Venue: Shanghai Study Center, The University of Hong Kong

  1. 2. Visits to China Welfare Institute

    Time: 09:00-15:30

    Venue: Shanghai

In Brief

Under the theme of “building a sustainable Community of Shared Future for Mankind,” the third WPF will focus on content concerning poverty eradication, health and well-being, quality education, sustainable cities and communities, and the partnership to promote the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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