On May 24th, Wu Hongbo, former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, was appointed Adjunct Professor of Tsinghua University as well as the Co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development Goals of Tsinghua University (TUSDG). The ceremony was held at the School of Public Policy & Management (SPPM). Yang Bin, Vice-President and Provost of Tsinghua, and also Chairman of the TUSDG, awarded the letter of appointment to Mr. Wu.
Mr. Wu Hongbo later delivered a speech entitled "A Community of Shared Future for Mankind and Sustainable Development" during the “Meet SDGs” High-End Forum No.3.
During his speech, Wu illustrated the concept -- “Creating a Community of Shared Future for Mankind”. Through a review of the current international trends, he analyzed the importance and feasibility of this idea as well as its connection with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
He also noted that China should be more active in its endeavors to facilitate collaboration, to achieve a win-win development, and to realize the “Community of Shared Future” by contributing Chinese wisdom and plans to the ultimate accomplishment of the SDGs.