- On 24 June 2023, UNITAR and JICUITANG (Shanghai) Information Technology signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and letter of agreement to collaborate on micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) development in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
- The partnership aims to develop training courses on MSME development and risk management.
07 July 2023, Shanghai, China – On 24 June 2023, UNITAR and JICUITANG (Shanghai) Information Technology signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) and letter of agreement to collaborate on micro, small and medium-sized enterprise (MSME) development in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. The two organizations will develop training courses on MSME development and risk management. UNITAR Division for Prosperity Director Ms. Mihoko Kumamoto and JICUITANG Chairperson Mr. Feng Yuan signed on behalf of their organizations at the ceremony in Shanghai, China.
UNITAR and JICUITANG will set up a working group to pursue cooperation in enterprise development, especially for MSMEs in digitization and intelligence, green and low-carbon economy and risk management to promote the SDGs. They envisage cooperation to help disseminate sustainable development concepts and lead to international exchanges, training and technological innovation for sustainable development
Mr. Feng Yuan introduced JICUITANG’s “Awareness, Knowledge, Platform, Expert” model – a digital platform supported by and integrating new information technology and AI and the principle of marginal effects. The platform will help MSMEs build effective enterprise risk-management capabilities at a low cost.
Ms. Mihoko Kumamoto spoke about the importance of innovation, digitalization and access to training and education for MSMEs to not only survive but thrive in a rapidly evolving world. She expressed UNITAR’s commitment to empowering MSMEs with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed.
JICUITANG is committed to promoting risk management and healthy sustainable development of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in China. Since 2019, JICUITANG has promoted the United Nations Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day and the China SMEs Risk Management and Health Sustainable Development Forum for five consecutive years. As of 2022, the forum reached over 800,000 people.
In 2021, JICUITANG launched the “China SMEs Health Development Service Platform”. In 2022, JICUITANG reached strategic cooperation with China’s largest internet search platform Baidu to jointly promote the construction of an expert think tank for SMEs in China. Starting in April 2022, JICUITANG has held a series of expert public-service live broadcasts for SMEs in China, with 1-2 sessions each week. At present, JICUITANG has held 53 sessions, each with an average of 50,000 to 70,000 participants, reaching over 3 million people.
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is a dedicated training arm of the United Nations. In 2021, UNITAR trained 370,139 learners around the world to support their actions for a better future. In addition to our headquarters in Geneva, we have offices in Hiroshima, New York, Bonn and various networks around the world.
One of the eight divisions of UNITAR, the Division for Prosperity, based in the Hiroshima Office and Geneva Headquarters, seeks to shape an inclusive, sustainable and prosperous world. World-class learning and knowledge-sharing services on entrepreneurship, leadership, finance and trade, digital technologies and nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are offered. We empower individuals from developing countries – especially women and young people – to address inequalities. Our alumni are making a difference in least-developed countries, countries emerging from conflict and small-island developing states.