Introduction to Beijing NGO Association for International Exchanges
The Beijing NGO Association for International Exchanges (hereinafter referred to as Beijing NGO) was established in August, 2007. It is a non-profit social organization with independent legal person status and was co-founded by local NGOs in various fields, which can conduct international exchanges and participate in events organized by international NGOs. There are 69 group members at present.
The purpose of Beijing NGO is to promote exchanges and cooperation between NGOs in Beijing and international NGOs. The main functions of the Association range from attending UN conferences and other international conferences, receiving delegations, holding international events, applying for international organization memberships, opening up new channels of people to people exchanges, developing promotion and research to organizing training and lectures. We've been building up our image as an international, creative, effective, standard and service-oriented non-government organization in Beijng.
Since its establishment, Beijing NGO has sent delegations to 76 countries. During their visits aboard, the delegates attended international conferences to promote the international images of NGOs in Beijing, including the UN ECOSCO high-level meeting, the annual meeting of UNDPI, the UN Climate Change Conference, the Global Summit of Women, the World Future Energy Summit, the World Social Forum, the World Family Summits, the World Rural Forum, the Asia-Europe People’s Forum and the China-Africa People's Forum.
Meanwhile, the Association has received more than 100 delegations from different international organizations over 120 countries, ranging from UN officials, leading ministerial officials of foreign countries to heads of international organizations. we have enhanced mutual understanding and promoted cooperation.
Beijing NGO has also organized a wide array of international conferences and activities, such as the Sustainable Development and Green Olympics, the 3rd United Nations NGO Pacific-Asia Region Symposium, the Public Health Forum, the 4th United Nations NGO Pacific-Asia Region Symposium, the 7th Asia-Europe People’s Forum, the Global Summit of Women, the Peking and Kunqu Opera Seminar, the Beijing International Walking Festival, the Seminar of Red Cross in Beijing, the Beijing International Forum on People to People Friendship, the Foreign Friends Walking along Kunming Lake, the Beijing International Cuisine Festival, the International Women's Day Tour, the Studies of Ancient Chinese Civilization - Lecture on Beijing Culture and the Gala for International Organizations in Beijing, just to name a few. Through these events, Beijing NGO has gradually set up a platform to facilitate international exchanges of local NGOs, ensuring a stable development of people to people exchanges in Beijing.
In March 2010, Beijing NGO became a group member of the China NGO Network for International Exchanges (hereinafter referred to as CNIE) and the affiliation has allowed it to provide a broader international exchange platform for NGOs in Beijing. The President of the 1st Council was Mr. Huang Chengxiang, Honorary Vice President of CNIE. The current President is Mr. Xiong Daxin, Vice President of CNIE. In July 2009, Mr. Sha Zukang, former Undersecretary General of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs wrote the following inscription for Beijing: I hope Beijing NGO will make new contribution to the cause of people-to-people international exchanges in Beijing.