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  • 27 Oct 2014
    Concluding Workshop on Innovative Ethnic Minorities Project

    Today marks the conclusion of a project aimed to provide alternative livelihood opportunities for ethnic minority communities through innovative ways of cultural products development. The project was a joint effort initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with the State Ethnic Affairs Commission (SEAC) and the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange (CICETE) in 2006.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    69 Years of UN’s Achievements and Efforts Commemorated

    As part of global celebrations on the founding of the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945, the United Nations (UN) in China is marking the UN’s birthday by remembering the important and noble aspirations on which the UN is built.

  • 23 Oct 2014
    2014 Human Development Report Highlights Vulnerability and Resilience

    The United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP) flagship publication, the Human Development Report (HDR), was presented during the International Forum on Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction which took place today in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the 2014 Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. It highlights that persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and states that unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.

  • 23 Oct 2014
    Mapping the Sustainable Development of China’s West

    The Western China International Cooperation Forum held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on 23rd of October, 2014 highlighted the achievements and challenges of Western China, and proposed directions for the sustainable development of the region.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    Welcoming Remarks on Celebration of United Nations Day 2014 - Beijing, China

  • 22 Oct 2014
    Charting a Course for Global Economic Governance

    The second high-level policy forum on Global Governance was held today in Beijing, convened by senior representatives from government, United Nations, leading universities and think tanks from around the world. The forum addressed the need to make global governance work better for all countries and people, whilst exploring the role of China and other developing countries in the evolving architecture of global economic governance.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    Remarks on 2nd High Level Policy Forum on Global Governance

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Paving the Way to a DDT-free China

    A decade-long effort in eliminating DDT was drawn to a close at the wrap-up conference for the Alternative DDT usage for Antifouling Paint Production in China Project on October 17th. UNDP Assistant Country Director, Mr. Carsten Germer, along with representatives from FECO, line governmental officials and private sectors witnessed the realization of the most recent milestone of this project.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    The Secretary-General's Message on the China Poverty Reduction Day

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Building Disaster Resilience through International Knowledge Sharing

    The importance of strengthening community resilience in vulnerable areas is playing a much larger role in both China’s and the UNDP’s next five year plan. Addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations is a key requisite in building and maintaining a strong, equitable and resilient nation.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    Welcoming Remarks at the 1st “10 • 17” Forum

  • 16 Oct 2014
    China’s 10.17 Forum on National Poverty Reduction Day

    Last Friday marked China’s “10.17” Forum titled Shared Prosperity through Poverty Alleviation. It was designed to coincide with China’s Poverty Reduction Day and the UN’s Day for Eradication of Poverty, and UNDP’s social media campaign dollar25 challenge.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    Challenge Prizes Introduced to Entice Chinese Innovation

    A gathering of senior officials, environmental awareness advocacy groups and UN staff congregated recently at the UN compound in Beijing for a presentation and workshop co-organised by the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta) and the National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC).

  • 14 Oct 2014
    Stubbing Out Tobacco Use in China

    Everyone seems to know about the dangers of smoking, yet the devastation caused through consumption of tobacco continues: 1 million people die in China alone from tobacco-related illnesses every year, claiming one third of the estimated 300 million smokers. 1 in every 3 cigarettes smoked on the whole planet is consumed here in China and if the current average smoking rate of 28 percent is not reduced, the future impact of tobacco-related illnesses for the health system, society and the economy will be catastrophic.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    Recommendations for Achieving Universal Social Security in China

    A dissemination workshop for “Universal Social Security in China: Challenges and Measures” study was held on 26th September 2014 in Beijing. The workshop shared report findings on achieving social security for all in China. The report was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) of the Ministry of Commerce.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    China-Bangladesh Cooperation: Using “Design-Thinking” for Urban Solutions

    A week long initiative called the China-Bangladesh Urban Solutions Lab kicked off at the UN compound on September 22nd. The Lab came about as a result of a meeting on solutions to reduce urban poverty between China and a number of other developing countries in October 2013.

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Speech at the Closing Ceremony of New Energy Vehicle Journey

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Opening Remarks for Social Good Summit 2014

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Energy Efficient Vehicles continue "Touring across China"

    “Touring across China,” an event showcasing energy efficient vehicles including FCVs (Fuel Cell Vehicles) was launched at Beijing Automobile Museum on September 23rd.

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Social Good Summit 2014 kicks off in Beijing

    The 2014 Global Social Good Summit Beijing was held today at the UN Compound in Beijing. Organised by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the event promoted China’s best practices and continuing commitment to using cutting-edge technology in promoting social good. Members of the China Social Media for Social Good Alliance joined the event, including Sina, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Renren and Guokr, alongside other interested media giants and online platforms to share their experiences and vision for the future.

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