On the afternoon of January 11, 2023, the annual Project Steering Committee meeting on IPRCC-UNDP project “Building a Global Poverty Reduction and Rural Development Partnership Towards Global Poverty Eradication” was successfully held. Ms. Li Xin, Deputy Director General of IPRCC, Mr. Zhang Yi, Deputy Director General of China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE), Dr. Zhang Weidong, Assistant Resident Representative of UNDP China, attended the meeting. Mr. Zhang Yi presided at the meeting.
During the meeting, Ms. Li Xin presented on the project progress and main achievements in 2022, including establishing the China-Africa Alliance for Poverty Alleviation, holding international poverty reduction and development exchange activities, developing high-quality knowledge products on poverty reduction and rural development, organizing international poverty reduction and rural development training seminars and etc. Ms. Li Xin also introduced the project priorities for 2023. The project will further expand the international poverty reduction and development partnership, innovate new platforms and content for international poverty reduction exchanges to vividly promote China's practices and experiences in poverty reduction and rural development to the international community.
Mr. Zhang Yi and Dr. Zhang Weidong, on behalf of CICETE and UNDP China, spoke highly of the project achievements in 2022 and fully affirmed the important role of the project in promoting the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. The three parties also discussed on how to further deepening cooperation, integrating resources and leveraging the advantages of all parties to generate greater project results.
Officials from CICETE, UNDP China, Fujian Science, Technology and Culture Innovation Association and the Foreign Affairs Division of IPRCC also attended the meeting.