Event Details



Name of Event: Forum on Sustainable Development and Governance:  A China Story
Date & Time: Apr 16, 2013, Tuesday (9am to 1pm)
Venue: Conference Room 3, NLB, United Nations Headquarters in NYC
Language: Chinese, English (simultaneous interpretation service provided)
Fee: Free of charge
Admission: Invitations by the UN DESA, the Permanent Mission of the PRC to UN, and CEFC
(* Members of the public are welcomed to register, and invitations will be sent if space is available and appropriate)



The Scientific Outlook on Development takes development as its essence, putting people first as its core, comprehensive, balanced and sustainable development as its basic requirement, and overall consideration as its fundamental approach.

- Hu Jintao (Report to the Seventeenth National Congress of the Communist Party of China, Oct. 15, 2007)

The Party's overall approach is to promote economic development tuned together with political, cultural, social, and ecological progress, and that its general task is to improve the people's livelihoods, make the country more prosperous and achieve the great renewal of the Chinese nation.

- Xi Jinping (Speech at 1st group study of 18th CCP Politburo, Nov. 18, 2012)

China Energy Fund Committee (CEFC), a Chinese non-governmental organization holding special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), is dedicated to fostering international dialogue and understanding of diverse cultural values, regional cooperation, energy security, and issues relating to China’s emerging place in the world.

CEFC shares the principles of the Incheon Communiqué issued on Nov 16, 2012. We acknowledge that national strategies and development plans can serve as effective anchors and reference points for more detailed approaches to address key challenges facing sustainable development.

We hail the call by the United Nations Secretary General for establishing the Sustainable Energy for All initiative which aims to drive actions to achieve universal energy access, improve energy efficiency, and increase the use of renewable energy. Equally we are impressed by the Rio+20 recommendations calling for building platforms for follow up and continuous knowledge exchange, review of good practices, and in-depth case studies from which success stories and lessons learnt can be analyzed and shared.

Mission and Objectives

Entitled “A China Story: Forum on Sustainable Development and Governance”, this one-day Forum will summarize how a country can seize the opportunities of the time while capitalizing on its unique strengths and advantages to answer the needs of its people while creating new foundations for future growth. This case study of modern China will comprise a series of presentations to drive home the reality that sustainable growth involves a delicate balancing act that takes into account multiple competing forces and needs. It will serve as a platform to depict the economic, political, social, environmental and cultural development of China in the past 30 years.

Above all, the Forum represents the dedication and effort of this Chinese think tank, the China Energy Fund Committee, to provide a novel foundation and a renewed perspective for all stakeholders to move forward with the preparations for a post-2015 UN development agenda that is responsive to both today’s and tomorrow’s global challenges, and therefore worthy of the aspirations of all countries and peoples for a better future.

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