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Social Governance: Development Through Volunteerism

Volunteer organisations play a vital role in advancing development, often by providing services to those most in need. But in China they are often challenged by how best to connect with, utilize and manage their volunteers. In order to overcome this, United Nations Volunteers (UNV) provides strategimore

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Street Children: Re-entering Society with New Skills and Confidence

To the average observer eleven year old Wang Nan and fifteen year old Li Dong (names have been changed to protect identities) look like any other boys their age. But what might seem like an ordinary life on the surface hides a quite extraordinary childhood. Roaming the streets in gangs by day, the bmore

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Technical Task Force: Creating New Income Opportunities

Making a living in one's hometown was practically impossible for much of rural China, prompting the massive migration of villagers and farmers to cities in search of employment. Now, thanks to United Nations Development Programme and its Chinese government partners,some villagers are discovering ecomore

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Water Resource Management and Safe Drinking Water

For students like 12 year old Dilihumar, one of some 400 pupils at a village school near the Taklamakan Desert in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, water scarcity means not being able to fully quench her thirst and adequately hydrate herself; it means heightened health risks from untreated wastmore

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Weaving Tradition and Innovation into Poverty Reduction

Eighty year old Dao Yuanxian learned to embroider when she was just seven years old. She has practised this art throughout her life and recalls that her wedding dress was her finest work. Yet, in Dao's village of Ping Zhai, a Huayao Dai minority community in China's southwest Yunnan Province, her trmore