Supporting Youth Education on Wetland Protection
May 4, 2017
To educate youngsters living close to an important wetland protected area in Anhui Province, the “Guichi Maotan School of Wetland” initiative was launched in late April together by the United Nations Development Programme-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Anhui Wetland project and the Shibasuo provincial nature reserve (NR) management office
Protecting the Home of Endangered Species
Apr 30, 2017
To assist Rudong county government on designating Xiaoyangkou mudflat as a protected area for Spoon-billed Sandpiper, a critically endangered species, and other waterbird species, UNDP/GEF Yellow Sea Large Marine Ecosystem (YSLME) Phase II Project Chief Technical Adviser Yinfeng Guo and experts from the State Oceanic Administration conducted a field visit in Rudong County.
SDGs Vocalization: Launch of UNDP "2030 Global Goals • Original Songwriting Contest”
Apr 27, 2017
Jointly initiated by the UNDP China and Echo, an innovative music platform, this campaign aims to bring to attention and stimulate action among the public on implementing the 2030 Agenda with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
UNDP, Chinese bike-sharing start-up ofo join forces to support innovative solutions to climate change challenges
Apr 26, 2017
UNDP and ofo, a Beijing-based start-up company that has become the world’s first and largest bike sharing platform, are joining forces to raise public awareness about climate change
UN-led open design challenge held in Beijing to showcase how tech innovation can tackle social development challenges in China
Apr 25, 2017
China’s first ever UN-led open design challenge concluded today in Beijing’s 798 Art District, with 10 finalists showcasing innovative tech solutions designed to find solutions for pressing development challenges in China.
UNDP Executive Board welcomes appointment of Achim Steiner as new Administrator
Apr 20, 2017
New York – The President of the Executive Board of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today welcomed the appointment of Achim Steiner as the Organization’s new Administrator.
Training Course on Earthquake Emergency Search and Rescue held in Beijing
Apr 18, 2017
In recent years, earthquakes have occurred more frequently and unexpectedly across the world, with a total of 17 in 2016 in countries ranging from Burma to Ecuador and New Zealand. Due to the huge economic, environmental and social effects earthquakes can have on communities in the affected countries, improving Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) has been recognized as an essential goal for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ensuring that communities receive both rapid support and operational training.
Tobacco - China’s addiction to an outdated and impoverishing economy
Apr 14, 2017
Smoking-related diseases are on track to claim more than 200 million lives in China this century, a new joint WHO/UNDP report warns. The majority of these deaths will occur in China’s poorest and most vulnerable communities unless critical steps are taken to reduce China’s dependency on tobacco.
Ghana Delegation visit to China on China/Ghana Renewable Energy Technology Transfer South-South Cooperation Project
Apr 14, 2017
A Ghanaian delegation recently visited UNDP in Beijing from 7th to 14th April 2017, to engage in discussions on The China-Ghana Renewable Energy Technology Transfer (RETT) South-South Cooperation (SSC) Project.
Norwegian Prime Minister meets with UNDP Representatives during Delegation visit
Apr 12, 2017
Norway’s Prime Minister H.E. Erna Solberg led a Norwegian delegation on an official visit to China from 7th to 10th April. The main purpose of the visit was to meet Chinese leaders and renew political and economic cooperation with China.