World Philanthropy Forum 2018


The third World Philanthropy Forum (WPF) will be held on September 5th-7th in the city of Shanghai, China. This Forum is organized by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Tsinghua University, the University of Hong Kong, and the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and co-hosted by the China Welfare Institute. Forum sponsors include the Institute for Philanthropy of Tsinghua University, Tsinghua University’s Social Work Education Center, and China Friendship Foundation for Peace and Development.

Under the theme of “building a sustainable Community of Shared Future for Mankind,” the third WPF will focus on content concerning poverty eradication, health and well-being, quality education, sustainable cities and communities, and the partnership to promote the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Meanwhile, discussions at the Forum will revolve around the following issues: sustainable development concept & education contribution, global partnerships for sustainable development, world city 2050, vocational education and youth development, arts & humanities and philanthropy, global and regional poverty eradication and governance under the new era, women and children protection and Soong Ching Ling’s thought, and resource partners for sustainable development, among others.

The Fourth Session of the 12th National People’s Congress of the People’s Republic of China passed the Charity Law of the People’s Republic of China in 2016, and designated September 5th (the International Day of Charity, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly) as “Chinese Charity Day”. In the same year, the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries and Tsinghua University initiated and invited the China Soong Ching Ling Foundation to co-organize the first WPF.

Based in China and open to the world, the Forum is committed to promoting philanthropic practices, social services, academic exchanges, policy advocacy, personnel training, experience sharing as well as international cooperation around the world. It focuses on the hot issues and difficulties in human progress, respects for differences, equal participation and consensus gathering, actively implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and promoting the building of a Community of Shared Future for Mankind. The two UN Secretary-Generals successively sent letters to celebrate the holding of the Forum.

It is reported that this Forum will also hold a series of activities to announce achievements, including the signing ceremony for “The Belt& Road” personnel training plan, the formal establishment of the academic committee, and the launch of the WPF Philanthropy Index Research. The Forum will also announce the venue and theme for the 2019 Forum. In addition, the Forum will also hold the “Annual Meeting of Collaboration Network For Philanthropy And Social Services” and organize visits to Shanghai-based charity organizations.

Below please find the Forum’s detailed agenda:


Time:    September 5-7, 2018
Venue:   Xijiao State Guest Hotel, Shanghai, China
Sponsors: The Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC),

Tsinghua University(THU),

The University of Hong Kong (HKU),

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)

Co-Sponsor: China Welfare Institute
Theme: Building a Sustainable Community of Shared Future for Mankind



September 5 (Wednesday)


09:30-10:00  Opening Ceremony
09:30-09:35 Speeches by Leadership
09:35-09:45 Keynote Speech: Urban and Urban Agglomeration Governance Sustainable Development
09:45-09:55 Keynote Speech: Civil affairs in a Community of Shared Future for Mankind
09:55-10:00 Signing Ceremony for Memorandum of Understanding

Awarding Ceremony of Consultancy Certificates

10:00-11:05 Sustainable Development Concept & Education Contribution
10:00-10:25 Keynote Speech: Sustainable Development Concept and a Community of Shared Future for Mankind
10:25-11:05 High-Level Dialogue: Leading Sustainable Development through Education
11:05-12:10 Global Partnerships for Sustainable Development
11:05-11:30  Keynote Speech: Development of the International Children’s Cause
11:30-12:10 High-Level Dialogue: Co-building of Global Health Partnerships
12:15-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 World City 2050
15:30-15:45 Tea Break
15:45-17:15 Vocational Education and Youth Development




September 6 (Thursday)


09:00-10:30 Arts &Humanities and Philanthropy
10:30-10:45 Tea Break
10:45-12:15 Global and Regional Poverty Eradication and Governance under the New Era
12:15-13:30 Lunch
13:30-14:30 Women and Children Protection and Soong Ching-ling’s Thought
14:30-15:45 Resource Partners for Sustainable Development
14:30-14:45 Keynote Speech: Preserve Our Common Planet
14:45-15:00 Keynote Speech: Sustainable Inheritance of the Family and Its


15:00-15:45 High-Level Dialogue: The Innovative Sharing Mode of Global Philanthropic Resources
15:45-16:00 Tea Break
16:00-17:00 Forum Achievement Announcement and HandoverCeremony
16:00-16:30 Forum Achievement Announcement

Signing Ceremony for “The Belt& Road” Personnel Training Plan

Establishment of the Academic Committee

Launching of the WPF Index Research

16:30-16:50 Keynote Speech: Sustainable Development Experience of Hong Kong
16:50-17:00 WPF Handover Ceremony and Theme Release
18:30-21:00 Annual Meeting of collaboration network for philanthropy and social services(by invitation only)


September 7 (Friday)


1.WPF: First Meeting of the Academic Committee(by invitation only)

    Time: 09:00-11:00

    Venue: Shanghai Study Center, The University of Hong Kong


  1. 2. Visits to China Welfare Institute

    Time: 09:00-15:30

    Venue: Shanghai