International Summer School kicks off at the ITCILO in Turin
The “International Summer School Building on Youth Talent: Developing the next generation of global leadership” opened on campus on 6 August 2018.
One hundred and fifty-three participants from eight partner Chinese universities joined the Summer School for the 2018 edition. The Director, Mr Liu Yanguo, made a welcoming speech, along with Mr Zu, Ms Linda Deelen and Mr Ralf Krueger.
The participants are accompanied by their university tutors: Dr Zheng Rui, Ms Xie Hongmei and Ms Gao Xiaojie from Zhejiang University; Professor Wang Zhiwei and Mr Zhang Yanlin from Fuzhou University; Professor Ruan Hongmei and Mr Wang Ningjun from North Western Polytechnical University; Ms Deng Siran from Southwest Jiaotong University; Professor Liu Tiewa and Ms Bai Liyuan from Beijing Foreign Studies University; Ms Xu Heyan, Mr Ao Yongsheng and Dr Liu Hui from Nanjing University; and Mr Wu Ziqiang, Professor Liu Xiangbo, Ms Liu Hongxia, Mr Yuan Shikun and Miss Wang Yujin from Renmin University of China. Dr Zheng Rui and Professor Ruan Hongmei also delivered welcoming speeches.
The three-week programme is intended to equip young people with knowledge about the United Nations system, sustainable development and the ILO decent work agenda. It engages young people in the UN’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, nurturing, inspiring and challenging these students to become the competent international civil servants of the future.