UNDP launches groundbreaking report to harness the potential of big data to measure poverty in China

Using dynamic information provided by big data to measure poverty across China has the opportunity to play an increasing role to review and track of poverty according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and China’s 3rd National Poverty Day.

Marking International Day for Disaster Reduction, 13th October 2016: Urban Disaster Prevention and Reduction in China

By Agi Veres- This year’s heavy rain and floods across China bring to attention the disaster risks in urban areas that are increasing as fast as urbanization itself. As China is experiencing the largest and the fastest urbanization in human history, urban areas with high intensity of population and economic activities are more severely impacted by disasters than rural areas.

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.

Connectivity has Reshaped the Philanthropy Landscape in China

‘The connectivity of smartphone users in China has fundamentally enhanced transparency and participation and reshaped the philanthropy landscape in China’ was the key message presented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and internet giant, Tencent at the United Nations ‘Digital Zone’ during the General Assembly week. The presentation was an opportunity to engage the media, key innovators and the public with digital philanthropy in China and its potential to help achieve the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs

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.

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.

Matching Demand and Solutions for South-South Cooperation on Climate Change

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, in collaboration with the Executive Office of the Secretary General and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has hosted the first international workshop to facilitate South-South Cooperation for Climate Change and enhance the communication between China and other developing countries. The workshop brought together more than 50 participants from 9 countries including; Ecuador, Jamaica, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Mongolia.

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.

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.