High-level roundtable held to discuss the 2013 Human Development Report

28 Mar 2013

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A high level roundtable meeting on 2013’s Human Development Report “Rise of the South – Human Progress in a Diverse World” was held on Thursday in Beijing. Mr. Khalid Malik, Head of the Human Development Report Office at UNDP HQ, Mr. Cheng Siwei, Vice-chairman of the 10th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Mr. Christophe Bahuet, Country Director of UNDP China, Mr. Lu Mai, Secretary-General of China Development Research Foundation, Mr. Chi Fulin, President, China (Hainan) Institute of Reform and Development, and more than 40 representatives from government and think tanks participated in discussions on South-South cooperation and the changing global role of China in light of the 2013Human Development Report’s findings.

The discussions were wide-ranging and focused on three key areas: the promotion of human development through South-South Cooperation, key global strategies for improved South-South Cooperation and North-South Cooperation against the background of the South’s rise, and China’s reaction to the report and strategy implications.