Seminar on Social Security and Poverty Reduction for Developing Countries ended in Beijing

On June 5, 2024, the Seminar on Social Security and Poverty Reduction for Developing Countries, sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and hosted by the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC), was closed in Beijing. Ms. Jie Ping, the Deputy Director General of IPRCC, attended the closing ceremony and delivered a speech. Mr. Moses Nkumbu Simbeye, Director General of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of Zambia, delivered a speech on behalf of the participants.

With the theme of “Social Security and Poverty Reduction”, the  seminar was held in Beijing from May 23 to June 5, 2024. A total of 32 officials from 12 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania participated. They work in various departments, including social security, social welfare, social transformation, finance, immigration, rural development, labor and overseas employment, women and children affairs, social empowerment, insurance regulation, and parliament. During their stay in China, the participants visited Gansu Province to observe the industrial development, rural construction and governance, poverty alleviation through relocation, grassroots medical and health security, education security system construction, agricultural linkage mechanism, e-commerce etc., further deepening their understanding and comprehension of China's poverty reduction and development policies.

At the closing ceremony, the participants expressed sincere gratitude for the meticulous planning and thoughtful arrangement, and highly appreciated the achievements of rural development and poverty reduction in China. They also expressed that they have benefited greatly from participating in the seminar. They will carefully summarize the results of the seminar, learn from China's successful poverty reduction experience and practices, and explore poverty reduction paths that are suitable for their own national conditions according to local conditions.