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  • 14 Sep 2011
    Presentation by Renata Lok-Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator/UNDP Resident Representative in China at China High Level Symposium Rio+20, Beijing, September 8th

  • 14 Sep 2011
    Launch Ceremony of the Partnership Between UNDP, MaryKay and All China Women's Federation

    UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, attended the Past and Future: China Women's Development Foundation Mary Kay Women's Small Business Fund 10 Year Anniversary, on 14 September 2011. The event which was hosted by CCTV Anchor and UNDP Special Advisor on Partnership and Communications, Ms. Tian Wei, was attended by more than 120 Fund beneficiaries, and senior dignitaries representing each of the three main partners, including Ms. Chen Zhili, President of the All-China Women’s Federation, Mr. Paul Mak, President of Mary Kay (China), and Ms. Grynspan of UNDP. Ms. Grynspan delivered a powerful speech on the need to empower women.

  • 14 Sep 2011
    Working Women: A Powerful Resource for Development - UNDP announce new partnership to promote female entrepreneurship in China

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) and cosmetic firm, Mary Kay (China) announced today that they would join forces under a new partnership to promote female entrepreneurship among China's ethnic minority women, and empower them to become leaders and decision makers in their own communities and beyond.

  • 14 Sep 2011
    Working Women: A Powerful Resource for Development - UNDP announce new partnership to promote female entrepreneurship in China

    14 September, Beijing — The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) and cosmetic firm, Mary Kay (China) announced today that they would join forces under a new partnership to promote female entrepreneurship among China's ethnic minority women, and empower them to become leaders and decision makers in their own communities and beyond.

  • 13 Sep 2011
    UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan visited a Chinese Agricultural Technical Task Force (TTF) project site

    In order to gain greater insight into how the work of the UNDP in China impacts upon poverty alleviation and agricultural development, UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan visited a Chinese Agricultural Technical Task Force (TTF) project site in Ji County, Tianjin Municipality, on 13 September 2011. As part of her official visit to China, she met with Mme. Cao Xiaohong, Vice Chairperson of the Tianjin Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and Mr. Jia Jingdun, Director-General of the Ministry of Science and Technology in Tianjin. She was accompanied by a UNDP delegation that included UNDP Deputy Chief for North East Asia and Mekong, Mr. Kyo Naka; Ms. Renata Dessallien, UNDP Resident Representative in China, and Mr. Christophe Bahuet, UNDP Country Director in China.

  • 13 Sep 2011
    Associate Administrator meets with Ministry of Commerce Vice-Minister

    UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, met with the Vice-Minister of Commerce (MOFCOM), Mr. Fu Ziying on 13 September 2011, to explore new areas for cooperation between UNDP and MOFCOM and assess progress made under a 2010 strategic partnership entered into between UNDP and the Government of China on South-South Cooperation.

  • 09 Sep 2011
    UNDP Associate Administrator to Visit China

    United Nations Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebecca Grynspan, will visit China on 11-17 September. Her visit comes at a crucial time, as UNDP entered a new era of cooperation with China, focusing on sharing experience and knowledge for the benefit of other developing countries.

  • 09 Sep 2011
    UNDP Associate Administrator to Visit China

    9 September, Beijing — United Nations Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebecca Grynspan, will visit China on 11-17 September. Her visit comes at a crucial time, as UNDP entered a new era of cooperation with China, focusing on sharing experience and knowledge for the benefit of other developing countries.

  • 16 Aug 2011
    China-UNDP Trilateral Cooperation Tops the Agenda in Meeting with MOFCOM

    UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Renata Dessallien (photo) met with Mr. Yu Jianhua, Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing on 16 August 2011. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director General, Mr. Zhu Hong, and Mr. Lu Feng, Director at the Chinese Foreign Aid Department.

  • 16 Aug 2011
    China-UNDP Trilateral Cooperation Tops the Agenda in Meeting with MOFCOM

    UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Renata Dessallien (photo) met with Mr. Yu Jianhua, Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing on 16 August 2011. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director General, Mr. Zhu Hong, and Mr. Lu Feng, Director at the Chinese Foreign Aid Department. Guided by the desire to enhance cooperation, discussions focused on China’s strategic partnership with Cambodia; the Greater Tumen Initiative and the forthcoming visits of UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebecca Grynspan and UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark, later this year.

  • 11 Aug 2011
    Speech by Ms. Renata Lok-Dessallien at the Launching of ‘China Governance Review’ & the Establishment of the Editorial Committee

  • 10 Aug 2011
    Resident Representative Meets State Council Director for Hong Kong and Macao

    On 9 August 2011, UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Renata Dessallien (photo) hosted Rwandan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, H.E. Mr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe in an international policy dialogue on the history, achievements and vision of the Rwandan people and government.

  • 10 Aug 2011
    Resident Representative Meets State Council Director for Hong Kong and Macao

    Ahead of a proposed partnership on south-south cooperation between UNDP and the Government of Macao, a meeting was held between UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Renata Dessallien (photo) and the State Council Director for Hong Kong and Macao, Mr. Wang Guangya, in Beijing on 10 August 2011. During the meeting, Ms. Dessallien congratulated the Chinese Government for its successful implementation of the ‘One Country, Two Systems’ policy in Hong Kong and Macao and discussed the best approach to cooperation with Portuguese speaking African Countries and in seeking implementing a Low Carbon Offset Initiative – two proposals currently under consideration by the Macao Government. Mr. Wang responded encouragingly to the proposals, expressing China’s commitment to south-south cooperation and its aspirations in helping other countries achieve peace and development, having benefitted from international aid in the past.

  • 09 Aug 2011
    'Zoom in on Poverty' Global Photo Contest Enters Second Phase

    As part of the second phase of the ‘Zoom-in On Poverty’ Global Photo Contest, co-organised by UNDP and Xinhua News Agency, a launch ceremony was held in Beijing on 9 August 2011 to mark the second phase of this global campaign to combat poverty. This event was attended by UNDP Deputy Country Director, Mr. Napoleon Navarro, Xinhua News Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Wang Yao and Reuters North Asia Manager, Mr. Phil Smith.

  • 09 Aug 2011
    UNDP Hosts International Policy Dialogue with Rwandan Ambassador

    On 9 August 2011, UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Renata Dessallien (photo) hosted Rwandan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, H.E. Mr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe in an international policy dialogue on the history, achievements and vision of the Rwandan people and government.

  • 09 Aug 2011
    China Launches First Governance Review Journal

    The launch of China’s first Governance Review to report on the issue of political reform was held at Tsinghua University in Beijing on 9 August 2011. Jointly organised by the China Centre for Comparative Politics and Economics (CCCPE) of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau and Tsinghua University, this event was attended by UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Renata Dessallien and Professor Yu Keping, Director of the CCCPE and Editor-in-Chief of the Review.

  • 09 Aug 2011
    UNDP Hosts International Policy Dialogue with Rwandan Ambassador

    On 9 August 2011, UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Renata Dessallien (photo) hosted Rwandan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, H.E. Mr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe in an international policy dialogue on the history, achievements and vision of the Rwandan people and government. As a significant beneficiary of Chinese aid since friendly relations were established in the 1950’s, including the construction of a major national hospital and agricultural demonstration facility, Mr. Ngarembe spoke of Rwanda’s difficult past and determination to rebuild itself politically, economically and socially. Inspired by progress made in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals in Rwanda, he also talked of a proud nation with low crime rates, high levels of female participation in politics, strong institutions, zero tolerance towards corruption, safe and secure waterways – and absolutely no plastic bags!

  • 04 Aug 2011
    China Provincial Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Conference

    At the conclusion of a three-year UNDP ‘Provincial Programmes on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in China’ initiative, a conference was held in Beijing on 4 August 2011 to discuss the outcomes of efforts to put China’s National Climate Change Programme into practice.

  • 04 Aug 2011
    China Provincial Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Conference

    At the conclusion of a three-year UNDP ‘Provincial Programmes on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation in China’ initiative, a conference was held in Beijing on 4 August 2011 to discuss the outcomes of efforts to put China’s National Climate Change Programme into practice. More than 100 participants took part in the event, including representatives from UNDP, EU, Norway, 32 Provincial Governments; non-government organisations, bilateral aid agencies and donors. Having assisted in the development and implementation of national and sub-national climate change programmes in 26 provinces and autonomous regions, as well as a further 6 to be finalised, this conference allowed for development experiences to be shared among the projects major stakeholders.

  • 17 Jul 2011
    Knowing Your Environmental Rights is the Key to a Clean Environment

    In conjunction with the Global Eco-Forum in Guiyang (16-17 July), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) held a side event today to raise awareness about the issue of environmental rights among the general public in China. As China seeks to encourage greater public engagement in holding those responsible for environmental degradation to accountability, this initiative was based on a UNDP project entitled “Protect the Environmental Rights and Justice of the Public”, and is seen as a crucial step towards public environmental litigation systems in China.

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