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  • 23 Sep 2011
    Beijing passes the Olympic Volunteer Legacy torch to London

    After sharing the 2008 Olympic Volunteer work experience with the 2010 Shanghai Expo, 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and Kazakhstan 2011 Asian Winter Games, Beijing has now completed the Olympic Volunteer legacy transfer journey by passing the torch to the next Olympic Games host city, London. A delegation composed by an expert of the Beijing Olympic Volunteer Expert Roster, a Beijing Volunteer Federation officer in charge of the Olympic Volunteer Legacy, China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges and UNV China Field Unit exchanged information with representatives of the Greater London Authority and the Executive Olympic Committee in an interactive session on 22nd September.

  • 23 Sep 2011
    Beijing passes the Olympic Volunteer Legacy torch to London

    After sharing the 2008 Olympic Volunteer work experience with the 2010 Shanghai Expo, 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games and Kazakhstan 2011 Asian Winter Games, Beijing has now completed the Olympic Volunteer legacy transfer journey by passing the torch to the next Olympic Games host city, London. A delegation composed by an expert of the Beijing Olympic Volunteer Expert Roster, a Beijing Volunteer Federation officer in charge of the Olympic Volunteer Legacy, China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges and UNV China Field Unit exchanged information with representatives of the Greater London Authority and the Executive Olympic Committee in an interactive session on 22nd September.

  • 21 Sep 2011
    Message from Ban Ki-moon and Speech by Renata Lok-Dessallien at the 4th North-East Asia Forum on the Occasion of the International Day of Peace

    On 21 September 2011, Ms. Renata Dessallien, United Nations Resident Coordinator in China, delivered a Peace message on behalf of the UN Secretary-General during the celebration of the International Day of Peace.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    Low Carbon Campaign Encourages Greater Environmental Awareness among Drivers

    On 19 September, an event was held to mark the commencement of a one-year ‘Green Drive Action’ initiative, as part of the broader ‘China Low-Carbon Actions’ project organised by the All China Environment Federation (ACEF). In front of over 1,000 participants, representing government, environmental organisations, private sector companies and a large media presence, Secretary General of the ACEF, Mr. Zeng Xiaodong, officially launched this new programme alongside Mr Mao Rubai, ACEF Director, and Mr. Jia Feng, Director-General of the Publicity Department in the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Towards Sustainable Development: New Challenges and Opportunities, University Lecture by Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator Peking University, Friday 16 September 2011

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Associate Administrator Discusses South-South Cooperation with Ministry of Civil Affairs

    UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, met with Vice Minister of Civil Affairs, Mr. Sun Shaocheng on 16 September 2011. During the meeting, Ms. Grynspan acknowledged the achievements of an existing 3-year trilateral partnership between UNDP, MOCA and the European Union. In addition, she also pointed to the role of UNDP-MOCA cooperation in assisting civil society organisations gain greater political and legal recognition. Mr. Shun commended UNDP for its longstanding commitment to disaster management, civil society organisations and the protection of vulnerable groups in China.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Associate Administrator meets with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister

    UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, met with Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Zhang Kunsheng, on 16 September 2011, to discuss progress made since the signing of a strategic agreement on South-South Cooperation, entered into by UNDP and the Government of China in 2009.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Associate Administrator Delivers UN Distinguished Lecture on Sustainable Development at Peking University

    Recognising academia as an important contributor to China’s ability to share its development experiences with the world, through South-South Cooperation, Under Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan took part in a special guest lecture entitled ‘Towards Sustainable Development: New Challenges and Opportunities’. Held at Peking University, on 16 September 2011, Ms. Grynspan was accompanied by a large UNDP delegation including UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Renata Dessallien. As President of Peking University, Professor Zhou Qifeng was also in attendance.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    UNDP Recognises Peace and Development Foundation at Award Ceremony

    An award ceremony was held on the afternoon of 16 September 2011 in Beijing to recognise the tremendous support rendered to the work of UNDP in China by the Peace and Development Foundation (PDF). During this event, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator, presented Honourary Awards to Mr. Daniel Fung, Chairman and Founding Member of the PDF, and Ms. Kathy Chiu, Chairperson Emeritus and Founding Member of the PDF. A separate Appreciation Award was also presented to Ms. Josie Jin Zhou, UNDP China Chief Advisor for Hong Kong and the Macao Special Administrative Regions.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    UNDP Associate Administrator Concludes China Trip with A Promise to Strengthen South-South Cooperation

    United Nations Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, is to complete her week-long visit to China, in which she met with senior government officials to discuss the progress and evolution of UNDP’s strengthened partnership with China on South-South Cooperation. At a time when China is increasingly looking to share its impressive development experiences with the world, this has been seen as crucial in taking China’s commitment to human development to the next level.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    UNDP Associate Administrator Concludes China Trip with A Promise to Strengthen South-South Cooperation

    United Nations Under-Secretary-General and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, is to complete her week-long visit to China, in which she met with senior government officials to discuss the progress and evolution of UNDP’s strengthened partnership with China on South-South Cooperation. At a time when China is increasingly looking to share its impressive development experiences with the world, this has been seen as crucial in taking China’s commitment to human development to the next level.

  • 15 Sep 2011
    Opening Remarks for the Participation of Rebeca Grynspan On the Infrastructure and Quality Growth Panel Discussion At the Summer Davos

  • 15 Sep 2011
    Speech for Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator at the Mary Kay Women's Small Business Fund 10 Year Anniversary event, Chongqing Hall, Great Hall of the People, China Wednesday, 14 September 2011. 10.00 a.m.

  • 15 Sep 2011
    Ms. Rebeca Grynspan attended the 2011 World Economic Forum’s Summer Davos

    In her joint capacity as UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan attended the 2011 World Economic Forum’s Summer Davos (14-16 September 2011) in Dalian, China, on 15 September 2011. As a highly anticipated senior-level annual global forum focused on improving the state of the world by engaging business, political academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industrial agendas, Ms. Grynspan joined Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao among those to address the three-day Forum.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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