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UNDP promotes sustainable human development to help build resilient nations and to empower people to build better lives. As the UN's development network, UNDP draws on world-wide experience to assist China both in developing solutions to its own ongoing development challenges, and in its South-South cooperation and engagement in global development.

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The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. Enormous progress has been made on the MDGs, showing the value of a unifying agenda underpinned by goals and targets. Despite this success, the indignity of poverty has not been ended for all.

The SDGs will now finish the job of the MDGs, and ensure that no one is left behind.

United Nations Volunteers China

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organisation that contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide.

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Asia-Pacific Human Development Report- Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development

The report, entitled “Shaping the Future: How Changing Demographics Can Power Human Development”, notes that Asia-Pacific countries now have more working-aged people and fewer dependents than at any point in history, providing a springboard for growth. Region-wide, 68 percent of people are of working age and only 32 percent are dependents. 

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