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The Chief of the Conference Services Division of the United Nations Office in Nairobi Visits Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Time:September 26, 2023  Author:SITS Translation Practice and Training Base  Editor:Yang Xin  Source:From the GDUFS news website   Photo:

On the afternoon of September 19, Shivona Tavares-Walsh, Chief of the Conference Services Division of the United Nations Office in Nairobi, visited GDUFS. Jiao Fangtai, Vice President of GDUFS, met with the guests in the VIP hall of the Administration Building of Baiyunshan Campus. The two sides exchanged views on strengthening friendly cooperation and promoting talent exchanges.

Shivona Tavares-Walsh, Chief of the Conference Services Division of the United Nations Office in Nairobi

meets Jiao Fangtai, Vice President of GDUFS

Jiao Fangtai welcomed Shivona Tavares-Walsh’s visit and gave a detailed introduction to the the history, operational characteristics, and internationalization talent training of GDUFS. He said that with distinctive internationalization features, GDUFS has 31 foreign languages currently, making it the university in the South of China with the most foreign languages. We have now established cooperative and exchange relationships with 492 universities and academic and cultural institutions in 60 countries and regions. The history of cooperation between GDUFS and the United Nations can be traced back to 2011. Currently, a lot of students have been employed by the United Nations Headquarters, the United Nations Office in Nairobi, and other departments for internships. He said that the United Nations Office in Nairobi is an important partner in GDUFS’s internationalization cooperation, and he was particularly grateful to the chief for her strong support in cultivating talents for GDUFS’s internationalization organizations. In the future, we look forward to further strengthening exchanges and cooperation, jointly exploring new channels for talent training, and collaboratively cultivating reserve talents for complex internationalization organizations with strong skills, broad international vision, and familiarity with internationalization rules.

Shivona Tavares-Walsh expressed her gratitude for the welcome and confirmed our valuable contribution to the cultivation of internationalization talents. She said that students of GDUFS have demonstrated high-level language skills and international literacy during their internships. Our innovative talent training model is of great significance for meeting new challenges in today’s global information technology development. In the future, the United Nations Office in Nairobi hopes to work with GDUFS to promote internship projects for internationalization organizations and expects GDUFS to strengthen its efforts to promote talents for internationalization organizations and help global development.

Group photo

Representatives from the Office of International Exchange and Cooperation, International College, and other relevant departments attended the meeting.