A workshop designed to share UNDP‘s innovation experience with university students and formulate a sense of responsibility towards society was held in Beijing.
The “innovation for development” workshop introduced the “Geek for Good” Open Design Challenge to university students and encouraged them to establish innovative ideas and ambitions that will change the world.
An ambitious goal of China’s 13th Five-year Plan (201620), which entered its second year, is to eliminate extreme poverty by 2020. The progress is well on track, as 10 million people had been lifted out of poverty by the end of 2016. This success is very encouraging as it is an indication of China’s continued contribution to global development goals. The strategy consists of a variety of approaches, including ecological civilization, education, social protection and industrial development, all focusing on rural poverty.
As the global development architecture continues to change, UNDP is evolving from a donor into an advisor and development service provider;
We maintained a $1 billion annual delivery while implementing a challenging change process;
In 2017, our goal is to increase domestic public and private co-financing to 15 percent of our delivery as a means of adapting UNDP to the new development landscape.
Today acclaimed Chinese actress and film director Zhao Wei was appointed the National Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China. In her new role, the actress will focus on raising awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular highlighting poverty reduction and gender equality.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today honoured 17 ‘Panda Champions for the Global Goals’ at a ceremony to appoint them as advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the world.
The first phase of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP’s) ‘Youth Solution Trip’ officially comes to an end today, with the final submission of solutions by the participants. Four driven and determined young leaders have now completed the three-week research programme in Guizhou, Southwest China, and will submit their innovative ideas for solving local challenges.
An assessment tool for Chinese cities has been developed to measure Chinese cities’ performance on sustainable development, based on a set of measurable indicators ranging from income, education, health to pollution, and resource consumption, with an aim to help drive urban development towards a more inclusive and resilient future, says a new urbanization report by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China.
25 Nov 2016 –The report "The Living Standards Dimension for the Human Development Index: Measuring poverty with Big Data' brings a measure called the Living Standards Index that addresses the multi-faceted and complex nature of poverty by combining eight indicators to evaluate the provision of services of the 2,284 counties across the country.
The data collected from this report is now available in an interactive visualization map.
To raise public awareness on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and help China reach the goals and targets set forth by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China today launched its Massive Open Online Course on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals (UNDP SDG MOOC) developed in cooperation with NetEase Media, as the first knowledge product to combine the global Agenda and China’s current situation.
Trilateral cooperation has emerged as an innovative form of South-South cooperation, involving three or more development actors from South-South cooperation provider countries, traditional bilateral development partners, multilateral development agencies as well as partner countries. China is increasingly piloting trilateral cooperation with other partners, which offers practical lessons learned and experience for the international development community.
The seventh quarterly South-South cooperation newsletter, In Focus, summarizes major events in China’s development cooperation from November 2016- January 2017, and provides highlights from the New China-CELAC Cooperation (Community of Latin American and Caribbean States).
Endosulfan is an insecticide that has been phasing out globally due to its acute toxicity, potential for bioaccumulation, and its role as an endocrine disrupter that can cause cancerous tumors, birth defects, and other developmental disorders. Because of its threats to human health and the environment, a global ban on the manufacture and use of endosulfan was negotiated under the Stockholm Convention in April 2011.
By Haoliang Xu. When I joined the UN in 1994, aid from rich countries to Asia-Pacific nations accounted for more than 10 per cent of all money in the region. Today that figure is less than one per cent – but aid is still indispensable.