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IRCK attends online the Partners Seminar organized by the National Committee of China for UNESCO

Published Time:2021-01-06

On the afternoon of December 29, 2020, the annual Partners Seminar organized by the National Committee of China forUNESCO took place online and offline in Beijing. Members of the secretariat of the International Research Center on Karst under the Auspices of UNESCO (IRCK) attended the seminar online.

During the meeting, Qin Changwei, secretary-general of National Committee of China for UNESCO, sang high praise for the cities under the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) and the partners including Category-2 centers for their efforts in combating COVID-19 over the past year. Then he analyzed the domestic and foreign conditions and pointed out the current status of UNESCO work in China, hoping that the partners can work more closely to promote the cooperation between China and UNESCO.

At Stage 2, the delegate of IRCK, on behalf of 15 Category-2 Centers under UNESCO, summarized the achievements of IRCK in promoting its cooperation with UNESCO in 2020, and presented its work plan in 2021. Currently, IRCK is home to four international cooperation platforms, including the International Standardization Organization (ISO)Technical Committee onKarst, the affiliated organization under International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), and the International Joint Research Center on Karst Dynamic System and Global Change. In the future, IRCK will continue to deepen its international cooperation in terms of karstology with the support of UNESCO and the National Committee of China for UNESCO, and make its due contribution to helping achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

Finally, Cui Ying, deputy secretary-general of the National Committee of China for UNESCO, hoped that the partners will continue to enhance their collaboration with UNESCO, train more talents, expand China’s international influence in UNESCO, and make contributions to the global governance system with China’s wisdom.