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05 Dec 2011
the Volunteering for Harmonious Social Development Forum and the Volunteer Expo were held by the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), the School of Social Development and Public Policy of Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Beijing Hui Zeren as part of the events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10).
05 Dec 2011
UNDP and NDRC Discuss China’s Policies and Action Plans for Green and Low Carbon Development during United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa
At China's official side event during United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, leaders from China's National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) and United Nations Development Programme discussed China's policies and actions for addressing climate change and specifically addressed China's Policies and Action Plans for Green and Low Carbon Development as included in the Twelfth Five Year Plan (FYP).
05 Dec 2011
UNDP China Resident Representative Praises the Potential of New China Centre on Climate Change at Showcase Side Event during United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa
Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, joined Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Vice Chairman of National Development Reform Commission and Head of China Delegation to Durban, and Mr. Sun Lin, Director General, Department of Personnel for the NDRC, in discussing the creation of the National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center (NCSC) at an official side event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. UNDP China views the recently established NCSC as a key avenue for joint collaborations in support of China's climate change efforts.
05 Dec 2011
5 December, Beijing — Commemorative events for the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10), International Volunteer Day and the 30th anniversary of UN Volunteers (UNV) in China were held in China on the 4 and 5 Dec 2011.
05 Dec 2011
UNDP Showcases the Establishment of China's First National Climate Change Think-Tank at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban
In the midst of the United Nations Climate Change Forum in Durban, South Africa, a side event was held on 5 December 2011 to showcase the newly formed National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Centre (NCSC). The NCSC is the first national level think-tank of its kind in China and has been heralded as a crucial breakthrough in the fight against climate change. As a platform for building partnerships and promoting the sustainable consumption of China’s dwindling natural resources, this event was attended by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Renata Dessallien; Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission and Head of the China Delegation to Durban, Mr. Xie Zhenhua; and Director General, Department of Personnel for the National Development and Reform Commission, Mr. Sun Lin.
05 Dec 2011
At an official side event held on 5 December 2011 at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, leaders from China’s National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) and United Nations Development Programme gathered together to discuss China’s approach to climate change. More specifically, the agenda of this high level meeting focused on China’s policies and action plans to promote green and low carbon development, including fossil fuel consumption, carbon trading, and addressing the consequences of unbalance growth, as identified by its most recent 12th Five-Year Plan.
- 05 Dec 2011
04 Dec 2011
The 2011 Beijing Forum was held on 4-6 November 2011, with the theme of "The Harmony of Civilisations and Prosperity for All – Tradition and Modernity, Transition and Transformation". As a global platform for finding solutions to human development issues, the forum's 500 participants, including Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, and senior government leaders and experts from around the world, came together to discuss how to enhance academic development and social progress across the world.
03 Dec 2011
At the China Association of Women Entrepreneurs International Forum held at the Beijing Wanshou Hotel on 3 Dec, Ms. Silvia Morimoto, UNDP China Deputy Country Director, joined Madam Gu Xiulian, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress, in addressing more than 300 women business and government leaders on the topic of women and economics. Ms. Morimoto reminded the participants that women are uniquely positioned to have the greatest impact on future economic growth, as well as, on the sustainability of our environment.
02 Dec 2011
This photo, taken in Sudan in 1993 by South African photojournalist Kevin Carter, offers a true look at famine, with the rapacious bird symbolizing poverty that is devouring the weak and helpless. The image has haunted me like a nightmare since the first sight and loomed larger than ever as I co-chaired, with Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), "Zoom-in on Poverty Global Photo Contest".
01 Dec 2011
Thirty years since the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) undertook its first project in China, a celebration was held to reflect on the contributions that volunteering has made to peace and development over the past three decades. Today's event was organised by UNV China office and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China and coincided with the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10), an initiative that has unified people around the world to reinvigorate global volunteer service.
01 Dec 2011
Following 30 years of successful operations in China, which has seen million of volunteers come out in support of major international events, such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics and countless charitable organisations around the country, Mr. Napoleon Navarro, UNDP Deputy Country Director, and Mr. Timothy Sutton, United Nations International Children's Education Fund Deputy Representative in China, joined members of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), at a celebratory event held on 1 December 2011.
28 Nov 2011
At an inaugural ceremony for the 2011 China Global Compact held on 28 November, UNDP China Deputy Country Director Silvia Morimoto congratulated the compact on its successes since its initial formation in 2009. Morimoto said, “The Global Compact is significant for the size of its membership (hundreds of the largest companies in China), and especially in its purpose and its commitment.”
24 Nov 2011
UNDP China Deputy Country Director Serves on International Panel at the 2011 China International Chamber of Commerce for the Private Sector’s International Forum, Beijing
In a programme moderated by CCTV2’s Mr. Chen Weihong, UNDP China Deputy Country Director Silvia Morimoto discussed the importance of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. “Socially responsible business practices can build trust, overcome conflict, and open up the prospects for long term economic relations,” Morimoto said.
22 Nov 2011
UNDP China Country Director Christophe Bahuet Addresses Participants at Meeting on Sustainable Development and Enterprise Competitiveness, Beijing
At the the First Annual Meeting on Sustainable Development and Enterprise Competitiveness held in Beijing on 22 November, Mr. Christophe Bahuet, UNDP China Country Director, welcomed the participants and recognized the importance of such gatherings.
- 21 Nov 2011
- 18 Nov 2011
09 Nov 2011
UN Resident Coordinator Renata Dessallien Addresses International Green Technology Forum in Guangzhou
On 21 November, UN Deputy Country Director Silvia Morimoto addressed an international gathering of government leaders and scientists who are in Beijing for a 21-day programme titled Seminar on Green Development and Climate Change. 100 participants attended the opening ceremony, including 70 from international organizations, embassies in Beijing, and the developing world (29 countries of from Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and 26 small island states).
- 09 Nov 2011
04 Nov 2011
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.