Beijing, September 23, 2016
Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Permanent Headquarters
Officials of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (the Bank), Chinese Ministry of Finance and Beijing Municipal Government today held the groundbreaking ceremony for the Bank’s permanent headquarters in Beijing. The headquarters will be located in the north of Beijing, between the Olympic Forest Park and the iconic Bird’s Nest Stadium. Construction is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.
Speaking at the ceremony, President Jin expressed his deep gratitude to the Beijing Municipal Government for providing the Bank with the site, and said "This Bank sets out to be lean, clean and green, and there is no better site in Beijing to highlight our green commitment than to be alongside the beautiful Olympic Forest Park. The AIIB headquarters will serve as a new landmark for the city, providing a solid foundation for the centurial development of the Bank."
Beijing, December 19, 2017
AIIB Approves Membership of Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Belarus and Ecuador
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving four applicants to join the Bank, bringing AIIB’s total approved membership to 84. This round of approved applicants includes two regional and two nonregional prospective members.READ MORE
Beijing, December 16, 2017
UK Government Pledges US$50 million to AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun and United Kingdom (UK) Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond have signed an agreement for the UK to contribute US$50 million to AIIB’s Project Preparation Special Fund which provides grant support primarily to low income developing member countries to prepare high quality projects.READ MORE
Beijing, December 12, 2017
Together Major Development Finance Institutions Align Financial Flows with the Paris Agreement
The global development agenda is being transformed in fundamental ways. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed upon by the international community, constitute a universal compass, highlighting the need for systemic and collective action for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for everyone on this planet. The imperative for mobilizing and shifting financial flows, public and private, towards sustainable development was highlighted by the 2015 Addis-Ababa Financing for Development Conference. The Paris Agreement reached at COP21 recognized that all countries and stakeholders must act to combat climate change. Since the Agreement’s entry into force in 2016, the momentum for climate action has become irreversible.READ MORE