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Mr. Haoliang Xu
Assistant Secretary General, United Nations New York
Director for the Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
United Nations Development Programme
I think Humanitarian Affairs UK has created such a wonderful platform for you to gather together to discuss leadership, to discuss your own actions, and to deal with humanitarian and development challenges that the world faces. So I think it is really a wonderful opportunity to have. I remember when I was young, I aspired to do something important, something that is unknown; but I didn’t have opportunities of this kind.

I really encourage you to treasure this opportunity and to make the best use of it. The world is facing a lot of humanitarian and development challenges. In September this year, world leaders will approve the sustainable development goals that will go from 2016 to 2030. I hope that you will put what you do in the context of the development agenda for the next 15 years and really think about your role in the future development discourse. Be an active participant of the Development Disclose in the future, and wish you all the best.

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