Social Good Summit 2016- Connecting Today, Creating Tomorrow. #2030Now

One year on from the historic launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a dynamic community convened at Peking University today to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time at the 2016 China Social Good Summit, organized by Peking University and jointly supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

UNDP and China to Cooperate on Belt and Road Initiative

New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the People’s Republic of China signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit.

UNDP Panda Ambassadors Names Announced: QiQi & DianDian!

UNDP is excited to finally announce the names of UNDP’s Animal Ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals at the end of a very successful 9 month global naming campaign.

Social Innovation is the Driving Force for Inclusive Human Development- China National Human Development Report 2016

China has made great progress in human development, yet must continue deepening its reforms and encouraging social innovation to ensure that human development is inclusive and equal and benefits all members in society, says the United Nations Development Programme in its 2016 Human Development Report, launched today in Beijing. The Report, entitled “Social Innovation for Inclusive Human Development”, explores the development challenges of China, where progress has come with increased inequalities and disparities, and provides policy options to address them through innovation on social policies and public governance. The report is a flagship publication commissioned by UNDP, focusing on pressing global development issues and providing policy recommendations. The 2016 report is developed by UNDP China along with a distinguished team of Chinese and International experts, with research support from the Development Research Centre of the State Council (DRC).

Youth Engagement and Innovation to Promote Sustainable Development

A new initiative was jointly launched today by the UNDP and China Merchants New Energy (CMNE), designed to promote public consciousness about environmental-friendly technologies and sustainable development, as well as to encourage youth participation in innovation enterprises for social good.

Engaging Citizens to Shape a Better World: UNDP launches online course to raise public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals in China

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.

Social Innovation for Inclusive Human Development -China National Human Development Report 2016

The purpose of this Human Development Report entitled “Social Innovation for Inclusive Human Development” is to explore policy options to help address the upcoming challenges through innovations in social policies and public administration.

A Future with 0 Emissions -The official launch of the China Hydrogen Economy Pilot in Rugao

With a goal to build a city powered by hydrogen and promote clean-energy based solutions that could help mitigate climate change while boosting local sustainable development

Op-Ed: Social Innovation for Inclusive Human Development- By Agi Veres

Since the Reform and Opening-up, China’s development has been unprecedented, it has achieved nearly 10% annual GDP growth, become the 2nd largest economy in the world and lifted around 600 million people out of poverty

Recent Publication: Waste Not, Want Not: Energy Efficiency Policy in China and India

This new research paper, an extension of the report Low-carbon Development in India and China, examines policies put in place in both countries that are encouraging increased energy efficiency in multiple sectors.

31 August Global Issues Newsletter

This regular newsletter is a collection of the latest updates on post-2015 development agenda from UN Headquarters and from all around the world over the past one month.

Issue Brief: China’s Climate Change South-South Cooperation: History and Future Trends

South-South cooperation in international development is now widely recognized as an important complement to North-South cooperation, and is rapidly growing as part of efforts in addressing climate change.

Recent Blog: Happy Peace Day 2016

By Patrick Haverman - On the 21st September every year is the International Day of Peace. In what has been a turbulent year on the international stage, maybe more than before it’s important that we stand still for a moment and give some thought to the fact that there is much more in life that connects all human beings than divides us.