Officials from the United Nations Development Program visited the School of Public Affairs


        On the afternoon of February 19, 2024, Anqi Che, an official from the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Division of the Sustainable Development Directorate at the United Nations Development Programme's Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, visited the School of Public Affairs at Zhejiang University. Xu Baomin, Vice Dean of the Institute of Social Sciences at Zhejiang University, along with Prof. Zhang Weiwen, Vice Dean of the School of Public Affairs, Prof. Yu Xunda from the Department of Political Science, Prof. Yue Wenze from the Department of Land Resource Management, Prof. Mao Rui from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Management, Researcher Xu Yuanshuo from the Department of Urban Development and Management, and Qiushi Chair Professor, Shen Wei (attended online), held a friendly meeting with the guest.

During the meeting, the leaders of the School introduced the guest to Zhejiang University's educational practices and international cooperation overview. They also proposed possible multi-faceted collaborations between the School of Public Affairs and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), particularly regarding student internship programs and exploratory practices in sustainable development paths. Anqi Che, the UNDP official, provided detailed insights into the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Division of the Sustainable Development Directorate within the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support. She elaborated on the UN system and the UNDP's role within it, and responded comprehensively to the issues raised by our School's leadership. This visit deepened the mutual understanding of South-South cooperation and paved new avenues for future collaboration in education, research, and practice. An in-depth discussion on how to further enhance cooperation and jointly promote the sustainable development agenda was held between Anqi Che and the School's leaderships, resulting in a series of preliminaryintentions for cooperation.

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP), a United Nations agency headquartered in New York, USA, is the world's largest multilateral institution responsible for technical assistance. Its mission is to offer technical advice, train talent, and supply equipment to developing countries especially the least developed countries, in its commitment to promoting sustainable human development and assisting countries in improving their adaptive capacities for a better life.