UNESCO HKA seeks to facilitate Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and international cooperation through Education, Sciences, Culture and Propagation . UNESCO HKA is the member of the Chinese National Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centres and Associations (CNFUCA), as well as a regional reporting member of United Nations Global Compact. UNESCO HKA is a charitable institution under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance. (IRD Ref No. 91/10053)

President's Introduction

The 4th President of UHKA BOD

Professor Karen Q. Cheung

Executive President & Secretary-General of UNESCO Hong Kong Association;
Director of Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development;
President of World Institute of Sustainable Development Planner;
Executive Director (Hong Kong) of National Working Committee for UNESCO Project on ESD;
Director of Hong Kong Federation of Education Workers;
Visiting Professor of the South China Normal University Education Development Higher Research Institution of The Greater Bay Area;
Expert Advisor & Chair of the Expert Committee, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Institue of ESD
Vice President of the Chinese Academic Committee of UN PRME (UN Principles for Responsible Management Education)

Professor Cheung is Director, Hong Kong Institute of Education for Sustainable Development; Expert Advisor & Chair of the Expert Committee, UNESCO Asia-Pacific Institute of ESD; Executive Director (Hong Kong), National Working Committee for UNESCO Project on ESD; Executive President & Secretary-General, UNESCO Hong Kong Association; Director, GHM Greater Bay Area Education Forum.

Professor Cheung was the research and development consultant for the Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area, financial development consultant for Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Pudong, Shanghai and consultant for the government of Luliang City, Shanxi Province. She has been committed to the research and development for education for sustainable development since 2002 and she is actively in planning and promoting education for sustainable development.

Professor Cheung is Certified Risk Planner and Senior Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiners since 1991. She has been engaged in asset management, risk management and industrial operation and development. Professor Cheung actively participated in development zones and new urban areas. She completed the international investment, overseas financing, industrial restructuring, mergers & acquisitions and listing, park consulting and management for National Economic-Technological Development Areas.


Generations of Council


Years since establishment


Participating Schools

The 3rd President of UHKA BOD

Mr. Darwin Chen (SBS)

Former President of UNESCO Hong Kong Association
Former Director of Cultural Services of the HK Government
Former Chairman of the HK Arts Development Council

The 1st & 2nd President of UHKA BOD

Prof. Patrick Lau

Former President of UNESCO HONG KONG Association
Past President of the HKIA
Honorary Professor & Former Head/Professor of Architeture at University of HK

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