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  • Legacy of Local Knowledge Can Reduce DisastersOct 13, 2015At the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, Japan, in March, the international community was reminded that disasters hit hardest at the local level, with the potential to cause loss of life and great social and economic upheaval. Sudden onset disasters displace millions of people every year.

  • Panda twins raise Flag 7 for Clean Energy in Chengdu to support the UN Global Goals for Sustainable DevelopmentOct 2, 2015 In support of the Global Goals campaign, 17 flags representing the 17 global goals are being raised in iconic locations across the world. Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy for All - was raised by 3 month old giant pandas, Keda and Kexiao, the first pair of giant panda twins to be born in the world this year, at the Chengdu Research Panda Base of Giant Panda Breeding (or simply Chengdu Panda Base), Chengdu, Sichuan, China.

  • Making UN’s New Development Goals WorkSep 25, 2015Here in China, preparations are underway for Mid-Autumn Festival. At the same time, the United Nations is preparing for another major event. On Sept 25, just before the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, member states will adopt a new set of Sustainable Development Goals, now being publicized on social media under Global Goals and Action2015. President Xi Jinping will join more than 150 leaders from other countries at the UN Headquarters in New York to participate in this historic moment.

  • Critical Role of Philanthropy in International Development explored at the Fourth China Charity Fair in ShenzhenSep 18, 2015On 18 September 2015, the Fourth China Charity Fair (CCF) was launched in Shenzhen. CCF is the largest national charity event held in China, co-hosted by the Ministry of Civil Affairs (MoCA), State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council, All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce, People’s Government of Guangdong Province, People’s Government of Shenzhen, and China Charity Alliance.

  • China's Helping Role in Developing Nations' GrowthSep 17, 2015Since the 1950s, China has been providing what is known as South-South Cooperation to other developing countries in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean and elsewhere. Such cooperation has been received with open arms by all countries, and has increasingly been delivered in partnership with organizations such as ours, the United Nations Development Programme.

  • Social Media & Technology, Powerful Forces for Change -- 2015 Social Good Summit kicks off in BeijingSep 16, 2015To raise awareness around the highly anticipated Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China today hosted the 2015 Social Good Summit in Beijing to promote the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), alongside partners the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Chinese Social Media for Social Good Alliance.

  • Agi Veres: New Goals. New Power. New Technology #2030NOWSep 16, 2015

  • UNDP & China Soong Ching Ling Foundation Join Together to Promote Sustainable Human Development Sep 15, 2015Just one week before the UN General Assembly and the Global Women’s Summit in September, the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between China Soong Ching Ling Foundation (CSCL) and UNDP China was jointly signed by both parties. The MOU is aiming to promote sustainable human development through joint collaborations in social and economic development, equipped with a specific gender lens to enhance gender equality, women’s empowerment and to advance women’s development.

  • Forum Held to Promote Innovative and Inclusive Financing Sep 11, 2015An international forum was held today in Beijing to discuss internet finance regulatory policies and share innovative practices, in China and around the world. The event was jointly hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange (CICETE) and the China Association of Microfinance and Huizhong Wealth Management.

  • Hannah Ryder: Welcome remarks at Launch of Carbon Pricing Survey 2015Sep 8, 2015

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