Beijing (People's Daily)- The second World Philanthropy Forum, jointly organized by the Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Tsinghua University, will be held in Beijing from November 29-30.
The theme of this forum is "Collaboration." Over 100 heavy-hitters from 30 countries will engage in seven high-end dialogues and four parallel forums on such topics as strategies for women and children's health, anti-poverty and social governance, youth development, social influence investment, green cooperation, foundation industry governance and cooperation, charity and social services by Chinese people at home and abroad, "Belt and Road," the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and international social organizations.
The forum will continue to focus on the sharing of experiences, academic exchanges, policy advocacy and practice concerning public charity and social services around the world, and promote exchanges, cooperation, development and personnel training among colleagues in public charity and social work in China and the world; focus on, promote and implement the people's livelihood projects and people-to-people communication under the Belt and Road initiative and the South-South cooperation framework; and actively implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals and promote the building of the community of shared future.
To expand participation, reach consensus and promote cooperation, the forum will invite representatives from the academe, business, political and social organizations to form a diversified and cross-regional consultancy mechanism and partnership mechanism for the World Philanthropy Forum. At the same time, it will also prepare the academic leadership mechanism to lay a foundation for the forum's global, academic and development nature. At this forum, the first list of invited consultants and forum partners will be confirmed.
It will also hold public charity and social services collaboration forums, release the Beijing Declaration on Promoting the Building of the Community of Shared Future and create the Community of Shared Future: public charity and social services collaboration, launch the Social Work Cooperation Mechanism for Chinese People, and announce the overseas location and main agenda for the 2018 forum.
The participants will adopt the participation mechanism whereby guests are selected through invitation and public enrollment. The public enrollment will commence through the public WeChat official account "World Philanthropy Forum" from November 6 to 13.