International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Influenza
The Government of China together with the European Commission and the World Bank co-sponsored an International Pledging Conference on Avian and Human Influenza in Beijing on 17-18 January, 2006. The conference assessed the financing needs at the country, regional and global levels. During this event the international community pledged US$1.9billion in financial support and discussed coordination mechanisms. The Chinese Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing had issued, on behalf of the conference sponsors, invitations to countries and international organizations concerned.
Participation in the Pledging Conference was by invitation only. Please click here for information about who to contact with suggestions and comments. For more information on the World Bank and Avian Flu see the website www.worldbank.org/avianflu.