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  • 26 Apr 2011
    Launch of the China Volunteers Association, Speech by Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien

  • 26 Apr 2011
    Launch of the China Volunteers Association

    The China Volunteers Association (CVA) was formally launched at a prestigious conference held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on 26 April 2011.

  • 20 Apr 2011
    Volunteer Beijing Green Partnership kicks off with Our Part Green Life Comic Book as teaching tool for volunteer-driven Green Lessons

    Beijing, 20 April – With Earth Day just two days away, the Beijing Volunteer Federation (BVF), UNDP, UNV and CICETE launched the Volunteer Beijing Green Partnership at an environmentally themed event at Xing Zhi School for migrant children in Haidian District, Beijing. As the first activity established under this new framework, the volunteer-driven Green Lessons Project and distribution of UNDP’s ‘Our Part Green Life Comic Book’ to 125 migrant schools in Beijing also took off.

  • 15 Apr 2011
    “Volunteering for the MDGs” Public Service Announcement

    The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – which range from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by the vast majority of countries and world leading development institutions.

  • 07 Apr 2011
    Xinhua, UNDP sign MOU to forge strategic partnership

    Xinhua News Agency and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) here Thursday to establish a strategic partnership and enhance cooperation in fields such as poverty reduction.

  • 07 Apr 2011
    Xinhua, UNDP sign MOU to forge strategic partnership

    Xinhua News Agency and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) here Thursday to establish a strategic partnership and enhance cooperation in fields such as poverty reduction.

  • 07 Apr 2011
    Xinhua, UNDP sign MOU to forge strategic partnership

  • 30 Mar 2011
    Speech by Renata Lok-Dessallien: From Low Carbon development to Inclusive Growth: Why China and the UN need each other?

  • 07 Mar 2011
    Advanced Leadership Development Programme (Phase III)

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China launched the third phase of its highly successful Advanced Leadership Development Programme at a signing ceremony in Beijing on 7 March 2011. The Project Document was signed between UNDP and the China International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE).

  • 28 Feb 2011
    REMARKS BY RENATA LOK-DESSALLIEN TO The International Workshop On Challenges and Response to Poverty Reduction in China’s New Development Stage

  • 25 Feb 2011
    Workshop on Poverty Reduction in China's New Development Stage

    A joint workshop on the "Challenges and Responses to Poverty Reduction in China's New Development Stage 2011-2020" was co-organized by the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China (IPRCC) and UNDP in Beijing on 25 February 2011.

  • 21 Feb 2011
    UNDP China and Jala Group to give culture-based development for ethnic minorities a $1m facelift

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China announced today that the UN’s development arm is partnering with Jala Group, a leading domestic cosmetic company, in a landmark public-private partnership aimed at assisting some of China’s most vulnerable and impoverished ethnic minority communities by testing out alternative livelihood pilots and harnessing the market potential of their rich and diverse cultural heritages.

  • 21 Feb 2011
    First ever Chinese private enterprise partnership with UNDP - Jala Group USD 1 million

    On 21 February, UNDP China announced that it is joining forces with leading domestic cosmetic company Jala Group, in a landmark partnership aimed at assisting some of China's most vulnerable and impoverished ethnic minority communities.

  • 16 Feb 2011
    Global Commission on HIV and the Law Reviews Legal Barriers Obstructing Progress on AIDS in Asia-Pacific

    Thirty years after the first cases of HIV were diagnosed, 90 percent of countries in the Asia-Pacific region still have laws and practices that obstruct the rights of people living with HIV and those at higher risk of HIV exposure. As part of a global drive to remove barriers to progress in the AIDS response, policymakers and community advocates will join experts from the Global Commission on HIV and the Law in Bangkok on 17 February for the first in a series of regional dialogues to be held across the world.

  • 16 Dec 2010
    The Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the International Poverty Reduction Center in China

    The fifth anniversary celebration of the International Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) was held in Beijing on 16 December. More than 110 people attended the event, including representatives from relevant ministries, international organizations, embassies, academic research institutions, social organizations and the business community.

  • 04 Dec 2010
    Online Volunteers Honoured For 'Outstanding' Contributions to Achieving the MDGs

    Bonn, Germany: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme today announced the winners of the "Online Volunteering Award 2010", honouring the "outstanding‟ contributions of volunteers who work entirely over the Internet to contribute to peace and development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 01 Dec 2010
    ‘Addressing Climate Change – China in Action’ UNDP China and NDRC joint side event COP16 Cancun 1 December, 2010

    Thank you all for joining us at this COP 16 side event on Addressing Climate Change in China. We have just heard China's Chief Climate Change Negotiator, Mr. Su Wei, outline the efforts and achievements made by his government to combat climate change. Now I would like to say a few words on the subject, based on UNDP's 30 years experience working with and in China. While China is responding to the climate change challenge on numerous fronts, several areas stand out in our view as particularly noteworthy. Firstly, China has successfully mainstreamed climate change into its development agenda, and is actively attempting to forge a new development model that is both low carbon and sustainable in other respects as well. This is well reflected, for instance, in China's institutional architecture for addressing climate change. Secondly, and as an offshoot of this, China has set rigorous targets for energy efficiency and energy conservation, which have direct impact on carbon emissions. And thirdly, China has made significant investments in the renewable energy field. In each of these areas UNDP has worked closely with China over the years.

  • 28 Nov 2010
    United Nations call on joining hands in the fight against HIV/AIDS discrimination

    Over three hundred guests gathered at the Beijing Caochangdi International Art Village today to celebrate the launch of a groundbreaking art exhibition, “Absolute Distance”. “Absolute Distance explores the relationship between people and HIV/AIDS: the feelings, coping mechanisms and internal dialogue when confronted with this disease,” explained Ms. Zhang Bing, the exhibition curator. Coinciding with the twenty-third World AIDS Day celebration, “Absolute Distance” was designed to decrease the discrimination towards People Living with HIV (PLHIV) by showcasing the artwork created during the “Charity: from Noun to Verb” project.

  • 16 Nov 2010
    Beijing transfers the 2008 Beijing Olympics Volunteer Legacy to the 2011 Kazakhstan Asian Winter Games

    The 7th Winter Asian Games will start next 30th January and Kazakhstan is warming up to host this special event with the help of about 3,500 volunteers. With the rich legacy of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Volunteer work, China has precious experiences to share on volunteer management and promotion of volunteerism through large-scale events. After passing the baton to the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games Volunteers, Beijing did not miss this new chance to transfer its unique legacy to other cities. Under the UNV and UNDP supported "Strengthening Volunteerism for development through the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games" project (in short, Olympic Volunteer Project), Prof. Zhang Xiaohong, Associate Professor at China Agricultural University and researcher at Beijing Volunteer Federation, and Fiammetta Mancini, UN Volunteer Partnerships Coordinator for the Olympic Volunteer Project, strengthened cooperation with Kazakhstan on a 3-day mission to Astana, where they participated as speakers to a Volunteer Training Camp, met with university student volunteers and were interviewed by Astana TV.

  • 11 Nov 2010
    UNDP, China to boost their partnership on Africa

    UNDP will be strengthening its cooperation with China to boost poverty reduction efforts on the African continent. Coming to a close on 2 November, the Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference has led to the signature of two letters of agreement which will bolster the African focus of theInternational Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and promote technical cooperation in the area of agriculture.

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