The 2017 International Volunteer Service Exchange Conference (IVSEC) in the Belt and Road Era held its Opening Remarks in Beijing
The leaders and volunteers started the exchange forum
Jing Junhai, Deputy Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, attended the opening remarks and addressed the speech
Nicolas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator, addressed the speech
Yin Dongmei, Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, addressed the speech
Olivier Adam, Executive Coordinator of UNV, addressed the speech
Zhao Jinfang, Secretary-General of China Volunteer Service Federation, addressed the speech
Xiong Zhuo, Secretary-General of Beijing Youth League, Vice President of Beijing Volunteer Service Federation, moderated the Opening Remarks
The Opening Remarks Conference Hall
The guests interacted with volunteers actively
On 13th December 2017, the International Volunteer Service Exchange Conference (IVSEC) has opened successfully in Beijing. The Conference was organized under the guidance of China International Center for Economic And Technical Exchanges (CICETE), China NGO Network for International Exchanges, Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and Beijing Youth League. United Nations Volunteers (UNV) and Beijing Volunteer Service Federation (BVF) co-hosted the Conference. The forum hosted over 230 participants from 126 volunteer service organizations in 38 countries and districts.
Jing Junhai, Deputy Secretary of the Beijing Municipal Party Committee, Nicolas Rosellini, UN Resident Coordinator, Olivier Adam, Executive Coordinator of UNV, Yin Dongmei, Secretary of the Central Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Youth League, Zhao Jinfang, Secretary-General of China Volunteer Service Federation and Xiao Fenghuai, Vice-director of CICETE, addressed their opening remarks. Yu Xiaoxuan, Deputy Secretary of China NGO Network for International Exchanges, Teng Shengping, Director of the Capital Civic Enhancement Committee Office, Vice President of Beijing Volunteer Service Federation, Song Guilun, Secretary-General of Working Committee, Beijing Municipal Committee and Director of Social Organization Division, Beijing Office of Construction, Xiong Zhuo, Secretary-General of Beijing Youth League, Li Jian, Deputy Secretary of Beijing Youth League Secretary-General of Beijing Volunteer Service Federation, attended the opening remarks. On the opening remarks, Jing Junhai, Nicolas Rosellini, Olivier Adam and representatives of volunteers co-started the forum.
The Conference was opened under the background of “Belt and Road Initiative”, focusing on volunteering as a driving force to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and South-South Cooperation. IVSEC invited leading partners, volunteer-involving organizations, academics, private sectors and UN entities for peer learning and sharing best practices, with a special emphasis on youth development, community empowerment, academic research and corporate engagement in volunteerism to co-create new partnerships and online coordination platforms. The Conference is divided into four sessions, including 3 plenary meetings, 4 parallel sessions, field trips and exhibitions.