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  • 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 Dec 2013
    Emergency Kit Workshop encourages innovation, inspires youth to creativity

    Although the world did not end in 2012, dark times followed in the wake of natural and man-made disasters. Pain and destruction caused by the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 still linger today. Tyhoon Haiyan left more than 10 million people homeless; survivors fought and panicked over shortages in food, drinking water, and medicine. In the summer of this year, floods also swept the northeast of China, cutting through Sichuan province, Guangdong province, and Guangxi province. They flattened homes, bringing with them landslides and other secondary disasters.

  • 23 Sep 2013
    UNDP showcased at the 2013 China Charity Fair

    UNDP, with its exhibition area dedicated to the theme “Every Chinese Dream Matters,” saw the opening of the 2013 China Charity Fair, the second induction of a now annual event, and a renowned philanthropy exhibition also known as China’s “Charity Oscars.”

  • 22 Sep 2013
    Social Activism's Digital Revolution: UNDP, Gates Foundation co-host 2013 Social Good Summit

    UNDP and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today closed the China chapter of the 2013 Social Good Summit with an interactive theme of “Youth + Technology”, which engaged the public in idea-sharing via social media.

  • 19 Jun 2013
    United Nations Secretary-General meets with Chinese top leadership

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had a range of meetings with the Chinese leadership in Beijing today that covered the three pillars of the work of the United Nations - peace and security, development and human rights.

  • 18 Jun 2013
    UN Secretary-General begins China visit and greets the public through WeChat

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Beijing today to kick off a four-day official visit to China, and began his visit by launching a new UN social media account.

  • 11 May 2013
    Speech at the Hanwang Forum

  • 30 Apr 2013
    HNA Charity Night

    UNDP China entered a new public-private partnership with HNA Group at a charity event hosted by the company on 28 April in Haikou, Hainan Province. Deputy Country Director Patrick Haverman was in attendance as a part of a star-studded guest list that included notable figures in the charity and business sectors as well as well-known singers, actors and other public figures.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    2013 Human Development Report Launch

    UNDP China took part today in the worldwide launch of the 2013 Human Development Report. Produced by the UN, the report is a yearly stock-taking of global human development progress and contains a wealth of data, paramount among which is the Human Development Index (HDI) - a composite measurement of development that takes in more than economic indicators alone.

  • 14 Jan 2013
    Sharing and Learning on Community Based Disaster Management in Asia Project

    The Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the United Nations development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new programme to help low income countries in Asia improve their resilience to natural disasters.

  • 04 Nov 2011
    China’s Roadmap for the Phase-out of Incandescent Lamps launched in Beijing

    On 4th November 2011, a press conference was held to formally launch a ‘Roadmap’ for the phasing out of incandescent lamps in China. As part of an ongoing initiative between UNDP and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to replace every light bulb in China with more energy efficient alternatives, this event was attended by Mr. Xie Ji, Deputy Director-General of the NDRC and Mr. Christophe Bahuet, UNDP Country Director. The adoption of five steps to remove incandescent lamps around China represents a significant step in China’s pursuit of a green economy and society.

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