History of PDF
PDF was founded in 2004 under the Ordinance 88 of HKSAR in PRC. The initial founders donated their time and finance to support UN’s development goals. On the day of Moon Festival in 2005, PDF’s first 3 Board Members signed an official partnership agreement with the UN’s Resident Representative to China in the UNDP Office in Beijing. The agreement was officially approved by the Legal Department of the UN Headquarters in NYC. PDF became the 2nd formal partner of UNDP after its associated partnership foundation in Washington D. C. In the US. Since then, PDF has grown further and has had cooperation, donation, and internship projects with UNDP and its Tumen Secretariat, UN Volunteer, UN Women, UNAIDS; and via UNRCO in China with UNHCR, FAO, UNFPA, UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, ESCAP, UNIDO, ICAO, IFAD, UNDSS, UNEP, UNOPS, WFP, UN-Habitat, UN Post.
About the Peace and Development Foundation
The Peace and Development Foundation has sponsored four editions of UNDP China’s Human Development Reports and one of them has also won a UN prize. Donations have also been madeto support disaster relief efforts through UN’s humanitarian and development agencies. It has sponsored nearly two hundred interns and volunteers to various UN agencies and has formed an alumni network for the past interns who have worked in UN agencies in China, Myanmar, Thailand, other Asian countries, and Norway.
PDF Board Members
The PDF is supervised by a Board of Directors who are volunteers and do not receive financial or material benefits as a result of their membership of the Board. The current members of the Board are:
Mr. Oscar Chow
Chairman, Company Secretary and Treasurer
Mr. Daniel R. Fung, SBS, SC, FCIArb, JP
Chairman Emeritus & Founding Board Member
Cavaliere Kathy K. H. Chiu, JP
Chairman Emeritus &
Founding Board Member
Dr. Roy Chung Chi-ping,
GBS, BBS, JP
Ms. Pansy Ho, SBS, JP
Mr. Edward JYL Ma
Ms Juliana Lam
Mr Anthony Lau
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