2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Summit


The “2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Summit” is hosted by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund), China Women Development Foundation (CWDF) and Sino-American Friendship Association (SAFA). This event was significant since it has been 20 years since the "Beijing Call for Action", a landmark women’s rights conference held in Beijing. 

The opening ceremony, luncheon and summit was on September 22, 2015, at the UN Headquarters, and an award ceremony and symposium was on September 26, 2015, at the Harvard Club NYC. The Women in Sustainable Tourism Program as a partnership between CWDF, SDG-F and SAFA and also the Women’s Cultural Innovation Fund by CWDF and SAFA. A delegation of outstanding Chinese female executives from several industrial clusters like textiles, food and technology participated in the event. During the event, CWDF announced the donation of ¥1,000,000 RMB (about U.S. $167,000) for the development of its women's public welfare programs in Africa.

Opening Ceremony Hosted by Li Li, President of Cimagine Media Group LLC and Executive Vice President of Sino-American Friendship Association SAFA

Remark and Speech by Oh Joon, President of ECOSOC, Ambassador & Permanent Representative of Republic of Korea to the UN

Remark and Speech by Xu, Haoliang, Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, UNDP New York

Remarks and Speeches by Qin, Guoying, Secretary-General of China Women’s Development Foundation

Remarks and Speech by Paloma Duran, Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Fund

Collaboration ceremony with CWDF, SDG-F and SAFA for Women in Sustainable Tourism Education in China and Africa

Symposium : How Public and Private Partnership Impact on Public Welfare Projects
From Left:Will Kennedy, Programme Officer, United Nations Office for Partnership. Tara Sharafudheen, Head of Partnerships, Policy and Communications, UNCDF. Deborah Rosado-Shaw, Senior Vice President, Chief Global Diversity and Engagement Officer, PepsiCo. Zhang, Jianmin, Deputy Secretary-General of CWDF. Woo, Swee Lian, President of Perfect (China) Co., Ltd

Mr.Yuan, Xikun, member of the national committee of CPPCC and Patron of Arts and Environment, donates his sculpture artwork to UN SDG-F and CWDF

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You, Jian Hua, Secretary-general of China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) and Présidente, Office de Tourisme de Saint-Martin Jeanne Rogers-Vanterpool Giving Their Speech


Zhang, Jianmin, Deputy Secretary-General of China Women’s Development Foundation and Senior Consultant for the United Nations SDG Fund Annette Richardson Giving Their Speech


Honored Guests Taking Group Photo Together


Ambassador Oh Joon and Secretary-General Qin, Guoying interviewed by media


New York State Assemblyman Michael DenDekker and Director, Gender Team, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, UNDP Randi Davis Giving Their Speech in the Symposium


Honored Guests and Leaders Discuss and Exchange Ideas During the Meeting


Group Picture of summit attendance in this Conference

2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Closing Award Ceremony Banquet


Banquet Hosted by Li Li, President of CIMG and Executive Vice President of SAFA


Remarks and Speeches by Qin, Guoying, Secretary-General of China Women’s Development Foundation


Remark and Speech by Michael DenDekker, New York State Assemblyman


Meng, Xiaosi, Vice President of All-China Women's Federation, attends and supports the event


Vice President Meng, Xiaosi Awards to the Women Entrepreneurs Who Contribute in Philanthropy to this Event


Honored Guests Taking Group Photo Together


Auction Items Display and Speech from the Bid Winner


The winner of the auction Jin, Zhifang and Zhou, Yajun taking photos with Secretary-General Qin, Guoying


The bid winner Guo, Lifeng taking photo with the representative of Tiffany & Co.


Auction items exhibition

The delegation of 2015 Empowering Women and Sustainable Development Summit taking group photo


China Women Development Foundation and representatives of female entrepreneur’s delegation attending the Tourism and Investment Summit at St. Martin


The delegation visiting Barnard College of Columbia University


Deputy Secretary-General Zhang, Jianmin exchanging gift with the headquarter of Tiffany & Co.


The delegation visiting ABC TV