United Nations Secretary-General to visit China from 6-10 JulyJul 4, 2016
On Wednesday, 6 July, the Secretary-General will arrive in Beijing, China, from New York. The following day, he will meet with President Xi Jinping as well as other senior officials, including Premier Li Keqiang, State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
The Secretary-General is expected to visit the China Helicopter Centre for Peacekeeping Operations and the Beijing Red Cross Emergency Rescue Centre. He will attend the 10th Anniversary Commemorative Meeting of the Adoption of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He is scheduled to meet with Chinese philanthropists in support of the global development agenda.
On 9 July, he will travel to Hangzhou, where he will attend the Inaugural Xin Philanthropy Conference, highlighting the role of the private sector in promoting sustainable development. He is also planning to visit the city’s International Centre on Small Hydro Power, which was established by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Chinese government to develop renewable energy sources and promote south-south cooperation on climate change.
On 10 July, he is expected to travel to Suzhou, where he will visit the city’s Industrial Park, before leaving for New York.
The Secretary-General will be back in New York later that day.
Ms. LI Xi, UNDP China Associate Communications Officer