HDI Congratulates The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) In New York City on Its Successful Side Event at the 2023 United Nations High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

The Humpty Dumpty Institute (HDI) works around the world to inform and foster dialogue amongst critical stakeholders on key global issues. We do this through our programs with the U.S. Congress and the United Nations, engaging young people, supporting cultural diplomacy, and working on humanitarian programs. 

HDI has had strong relations with Taiwan since 2008.  We have worked on development programs in Asia with the Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwanese Buddhist humanitarian NGOs, and the Taiwanese Red Cross Society.  HDI has also worked with the American Institute in Taipei on bringing American culture to Taiwan.

On July 13, 2023, HDI attended a seminar hosted by The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in New York City.  The discussion focused on one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed at the United Nations by countries in 2015, namely, Sustainable Development Goal 11, “Sustainable Cities and Communities,” and on utilizing smart technology and sustainable development to Improve livability in growing cities.  This was a side event at the 2023 United Nations  High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) at which countries from around the world track individual country and global progress on implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

The program was opened by Ambassador James H.K. Lee, Director General of TECO.  Ambassador Lee discussed Taiwan’s commitment to sustainable development and its economic assistance to countries to countries to achieve them. Taiwan’s assistance includes programs to promote resiliency for cities at risk because of natural disasters caused by climate change.  Ambassador Nerys Dockery, Permanent Representative of the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations gave the keynote address and highlighted how her country is using technology to lessen the impact of weather-related incidents on the capital city of Basseterre.  Ambassador Dockery also praised the contributions Taiwan has made to development programs in the Caribbean region.  This was followed by a panel moderated by Dr. Yanis Ben Amor, Director of Sustainable Development at the Earth Institute of Columbia University.  He expertly led an informative discussion with panelists Laura Pavolino from USAID, Alex L.J. Shyy, Deputy Secretary General of the International Cooperation Development Fund of Taiwan, Susan Goerasnsson from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and Sally Yozell from Stimson Center.



























































































































































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