UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-PacificApr 26, 2016Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.
Long-term planning essential to deal with unprecedented demographic transition, says UNDP Asia-Pacific Human Development ReportApr 26, 2016If countries do not start planning for this demographic transition, they will miss out on a unique opportunity to boost growth and investments for the future, says the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its latest Regional Human Development Report. They also risk a surge in youth frustration, exacerbating instability and conflict.
Green Watershed Awarded Equator Prize in BeijingApr 22, 2016The Yunnan Green Watershed Management Research and Promotion Center was celebrated as a winner of the Equator Prize 2015 at a ceremony held in Beijing, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to environmental conservation, poverty reduction and climate action. It is one of twenty-one community initiatives from across the world that were awarded the prize in 2015, selected from 1,461 nominations submitted by communities in 126 countries.
UNDP China releases pioneering study on China’s South-south Cooperation on Climate Change Mitigation and AdaptationApr 22, 2016With a record number of countries preparing to sign the Paris Agreement today at a high-level meeting at UN Headquarters in New York, UNDP China is pleased to share its report: More Money More money, more impact? China’s Climate Change South-South Cooperation to date and future trends. South-South cooperation is an increasingly crucial component in tackling climate change and China is taking a leading role in helping other developing countries to ensure that their commitments made in the Paris Agreement can be met.
UNDP’s panda campaign kicked off in Korea to promote Sustainable Development GoalsApr 21, 2016Today the opening ceremony for the Global Art Exhibition of Giant Panda was held at the Samsung Everland Exhibition Hall of Giant Panda Pavilion in Yongin, South Korea. The event was supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who also kicked off the Korean leg of its global Panda Naming Campaign for UNDP’s first Animal Ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Yi Minority and Nepali weaving communities join forces to launch collection at Shanghai Fashion Week 2016Apr 15, 2016On the 15th April, a collection of cross-culture artisan products combining Yi embroidery from Yongren Country of Yunnan Province and Pashmina from Nepal, part of the Project on Empowerment of Women for Culture-based Livelihood Development, was launched at a side event during Shanghai Fashion Week.
UNDP Tops Global Index for International Aid Transparency for Second Consecutive YearApr 13, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) remains the most transparent aid organisation in the world, according to a leading global ranking released today.
Hainan’s Bird-loving Week: Raising public awareness about the protection of China’s diverse wildlifeApr 1, 2016The 2016 Hainan Bird-loving Week, themed Protecting Birds according to the law, building a beautiful China, was kicked off at Yingcai Primary School in Haikou City, Hainan Province on March 27. The Hainan Project co-hosted the event along with the Hainan Forestry Department, and Haikou Country People’s government with the goal to increase public awareness on wildlife protection. The Hainan project is part of the greater United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)- Global Environment Facility (GEF) Wetland Protected Area System Strengthening for Biodiversity Conservation programme.