“Dialogue with the World” – The 2021 International Organization Cooperation and Development Forum opens in Shenzhen
“UNESCO is committed to enhancing the sustainability of cities through policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building, drawing on its longstanding normative and operational experience in the fields of education, sciences, culture, communication and development.” Said Prof. Shahbaz Khan, Director and Representative of UNESCO Beijing Office at the 2021 China (Shenzhen) International Organization Cooperation and Development Forum, on 25 March 2021.
Organized jointly by People's Government of Futian District of Shenzhen City and Phoenix TV, the forum gathered over 100 delegates from international organizations, universities, NGOs, private sectors and enterprises, with the aim of establishing a high-level international open platform which focuses on the core driving forces and opportunities that promote new trends and developments in the economy of the Greater Bay Area.
Mr. Huang Wei, Mayor of Futian District, Shenzhen inaugurated the forum by stating, “Shenzhen welcomes more international organizations to collaborate with and to settle in Shenzhen in the future. Futian District will provide all necessary support for international organizations, to help Shenzhen become a truly benchmark city around the world.
The Forum is organized with five roundtable discussions, thematic topics including: International Organization Cooperation and Urban Internationalization Construction, Cooperation and Development of International Organizations and Enterprises under the Changing Global Landscape, How International Cooperation Empowers Scientific and Technological Innovation and Development in Shenzhen, Talent Competitiveness and Empowerment from a Global Perspective and Sustainable Development: A New Path to Green Development.