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UNDP China launches its first e-book: “Working with civil society in foreign aid – Possibilities for South-South cooperation?”
UNDP China launched its first e-book, “Working with civil society in foreign aid – Possibilities for South-South cooperation?” today. The book aims to be a resource for South-South cooperation providers looking into possible ways of working with civil society organisations (CSOs) in their future foreign assistance efforts.
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.
This workshop brings together countries actively engaged in South-South cooperation to discuss their perspectives on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). Information provided during the event will help participating countries better contribute to debates and formulation of key messages at the First High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership, which will be held from 15-16 April in Mexico.
South-South Cooperation Central to UNDP-China CooperationSouth-South Cooperation Central to UNDP-China Cooperation
Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, kicked off her official visit to China today. As her first stop of the visit, Miss Clark met with Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Vice-Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in an effort to deepen the collaboration between the two parties. She highlighted an enhanced South-South Cooperation as one of her key priorities as UNDP Administrator.
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.
A high level roundtable meeting on 2013's Human Development Report "Rise of the South - Human Progress in a Diverse World" was held on Thursday in Beijing. Mr. Khalid Malik, Head of the Human Development Report Office at UNDP HQ, Mr. Cheng Siwei, Mr. Christophe Bahuet, Country Director of UNDP China, Mr. Lu Mai, Mr. Chi Fulin, and more than 40 representatives from government and think tanks participated in discussions on South-South cooperation and the changing global role of China in light of the 2013Human Development Report's findings.
A roundtable event held in Beijing on 11 July 2011 marked the launch of the Emerging Countries Network for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth. This joint initiative, established between UNDP China and the Institute of Advanced Studies for Sustainability at Renmin University, aims to promote a diversified perspective towards South-South Cooperation among leading academic institutions and experts in emerging countries by sharing development experiences and lessons.
As UNDP looks to strengthen its poverty alleviation portfolio and contribute to greater poverty reduction in China and the world, Ms. Renata Dessallien, UNDP Representative, attended a meeting with the Vice-Minister of the United Front Work Department (UFWD), Mr. Quan Zhezhu, on 19 May 2011. During which, Mr. Quan provided a comprehensive introduction of the functions and the work of the UWFD, in areas of poverty alleviation and south-south cooperation.
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.