Brief Introduction of the International Exchange and Cooperation Center of China National Children’s Center(Made in 2023)
The International Exchange and Cooperation Center of China National Children’s Center (IECC), established in March 2002, is a tier 2 legal entity approved by the State Commission Office of Public Sectors Reform and registered by the State Administration for Public Institutions Registration. It is an important window of the foreign exchange and cooperation for children in China.
Adhering to the tenet of serving children (0-18 years old) and their educators, promoting exchange and friendship among children from around the world, and telling China’s story well, IECC has launched colorful exchange and training activities in art, sports, humanities, science and technology for Chinese and foreign children, arranged for the China Children’s Art Troupe and children’s representatives as goodwill messengers to go to Russia, Germany, the United States, Japan and other countries and regions for exchange visits, and has received tens of thousands of international friends including presidents and their wives, women and children delegations, politicians, etc., thus providing a broad exchange platform for Chinese and foreign children. IECC will continue to carry out activities such as calligraphy and painting exhibitions, art festivals, summer (winter) camps for Chinese young people to inherit and promote the excellent traditional Chinese culture. It has maintained long-term cooperation with international organizations such as the United Nations Children’s Fund, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, and provided training programs on youth engagement, children’s rights and interests protection, nutrition and health, youth multilateral conferences and diplomacy, youth global competencies for children and those working for children, to advocate the United Nations concept of sustainable development and enhance the global competencies and professional skills of workers for children, thus playing a significant role in promoting children development in China.
On the 40th anniversary of the China National Children’s Center in 2022, President Xi Jinping sent a letter to extend his wish that the China National Children's Center should unite with those working for children, to be the guide of children’s growth, the guardian of children’s rights and interests, and the dream-builder of children’s future, which pointed out the direction for children’s international exchange. Centering on the Belt and Road Initiative and regional cooperation mechanism, IECC has constantly strengthened communication with embassies in China and international organizations, enriched the connotation of people-to-people exchanges, extensively carried out children’s international exchanges, and initiated high-standard and high-quality flagship projects such as “Entering the United Nations”, “SCO Future”, “Green Lifestyle for Children in Lancang-Mekong Countries”, “Diverse Life and Colorful World”, “Sino-foreign Friendship Commemoration”, “Visiting Delegation of Children Friendship Ambassador”, and “ International Choir of China Children's Art Troupe”. Based on promoting the excellent traditional Chinese culture, IECC has carried out activities such as “China in Poetry and Painting”, “Soaring China”, “My Favorite Traditional Chinese Culture”, and has also held "Traditional Chinese Culture Workshop for Primary and Secondary School Principals and Kindergarten Principals", which attracted the active participation of young children and educators from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan. The work of the International Exchange and Cooperation Center started a new journey in a new era.
As a good ambassador of civilization, IECC should spread Chinese culture by cultural exchange and mutual learning and spread the voice of China with global vision. IECC will fully implement the spirit in President Xi Jinping’s congratulatory letters, carry forward the glorious tradition, serve children and the workers for children with heart and love. IECC will make more contributions in order to enhance the exchange and mutual learning of global civilizations, and to build a community with a shared future for mankind and a better world. (Made in 2023)