(WOGC United Nations) The High-level Global Meeting was hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Zambia, in partnership with the World Organization of Governance and Competitiveness, at UN Headquarter in New York on 25 August 2017. The theme of the meeting was: “Road to the Future of Sustainable Development: “Moving from Commitments to Results through Inclusive Innovation.”
The meeting brought together close to 500 participants, including political leaders, delegations, representatives of the private sector and civil society, and staff of the United Nations Secretariat. The meeting reaffirmed that the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a unique opportunity to inspire global action for sustainable development worldwide, through inclusive innovation and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
The meeting was attended by the following political leaders: Former President of the Republic of Guatemala H.E. Mr. Álvaro Colom; Former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands H.E. Mr. Kessia Note; Former Vice President of the Republic of El Salvador H.E. Mr. Francisco Merino; Former President of Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Panama H.E. Mr. Freiri Torres. H.E. Ms. Inonge Wina, Zambia's Vice-President sent a congratulatory message.
(From left to right) Former President of Legislative Assembly of the Republic of Panama H.E. Mr. Freiri Torres; Former President of the Republic of Guatemala H.E. Mr. Álvaro Colom; United Nations Representative to the International Council of Women Ms. Lindsay Ashby; Former President of the Republic of the Marshall Islands H.E. Mr. Kessia Note; Former Vice President of the Republic of El Salvador H.E. Mr. Francisco Merino.
The meeting emphasized the need to implement global affordable housing projects and the Immortal Digital Ecosystem as a vehicle for implementing the SDGs.
"WOGC, as a politically and denominationally neutral organization, wants to do so through a solid global partnership," said Cary Yan, Chairman of WOGC, at the High-level meeting. Activities to bring the latest technology and sustainable development concepts to developing countries, promote their social and economic development as set forth in the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development. He added: "I want to stick to my goals, be steadfast in my own faith, with charity in my heart and soul, for the good of all people."
Currently, WOGC, in consultation with the Central American Integration System and the African Union, plans to conduct in-depth research in countries such as Zambia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Angola, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Panama with a view to providing them with much needed assistance through digitizing their assets, building 70 million prefabricated housing units, in Africa alone. Construction materials for these housing units include waste wood, corn stalks, volcanic ash and other recyclable and ecosafe materials. It is planned that construction time to build a single family house will not exceed 8 hours.
The meeting focused on how to integrate technologies and management of innovative industries originating from China into resources of Africa, Latin America and Pacific countries to accelerate implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. During the meeting, WOGC also presented a Global Action Plan for Poverty Reduction. The Plan was welcomed by all participants and paved the way to global action on poverty and hunger reduction.
WOGC will build 150 million units around the world and provide for long-term (several decades) leasing. The funding for these projects will be raised by benchmarking national assets offered by Government (natural resources, land, infrastructure objects etc), digitalizing them and selling them through the digital assets platform. The funds thus raised will be controlled by states and will be directly used for construction of housing, exploitation of natural resources and improvement of people’s livelihood. With the construction of many communities around the world, the Immortal Digital Ecosystem will contribute to global poverty alleviation. From its very inception, WOGC has been involved in humanitarian projects and public service activities. WOGC donated, under the patronage of the First Lady or Vice-President, solar energy lanterns to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. In the week of flooding in Sri Lanka, WOGC donated kitchen supplies and other equipment to the victims. This donation was warmly welcomed by the Sri Lanka ministry of health and the Governor of the western province of Sri Lanka. In Ghana and Zambia, every year, WOGC funds schooling for poor children. WOGC aims to promote south-south cooperation and economic and social development in the southern hemisphere through cooperation with developing countries, especially in Latin America and Africa, as well as Pacific Islands.
WOGC is a politically and denominationally neutral organization founded in 1997 as a grassroots organization and renamed in 2016 to reflect transition to worldwide operations and Sustainable Development mandate adopted by the United Nations in 2015. Over 2,000,000 members – large, small and medium government owned and private businesses - are active for WOGC in project countries as well as in Asia. In addition, the experts of our World-wide Net-work of Experts from China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore offer their know-how as volunteers or advisers. The organization is tax-exempt and recognized as a non-profit organization in the United States.