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  • Improving Livelihoods of Ethnic Minority Women Shapes Development of Family and CommunityNov 24, 2015Beijing, 24th Nov 2015- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a partnership agreement in Beijing with the Huayi Brothers Foundation to contribute towards ethnic minority women empowerment and development. This is part of a wider UNDP targeted poverty alleviation project, which aims for the poorest and most vulnerable in ethnic minority regions increasingly to participate in and benefit more equitably from China’s social and economic development through their traditional skills and crafts.

  • Innovative Ideas For DevelopmentNov 24, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with globally renowned franchise TEDxBejijing, today agreed to a long-term partnership to promote innovative ideas for development and enable Chinese voices to contribute to the global dialogue on making the world a better place.

  • Electric Cars: Striving for a Green UNDP China OfficeNov 19, 2015On 19th November 2015, the United Nations Development Programme China (UNDP China) launched the initiative “Green Transportation – UNDP is Acting” in the office, in response to the Chinese government’s strategies in promoting green urban transport. Under the initiative, two electric cars provided by BAIC & PD Group Electric Vehicle Sales Co., Ltd will be available for use and rent respectively by the staff at UNDP China.

  • Shaping Perceptions of LGBTI through MediaNov 18, 2015On Wednesday November 18th, UNDP China, as part of the regional Being LGBTI in Asia Initiative, hosted a Media and LGBTI Policy Roundtable in Beijing. The meeting, organized in partnership with the Beijing Gender and Health Education Institute and the Media and Communications Department of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), brought together journalists and media professionals from print media, TV and new media, with academics and civil society representatives to discuss the role of the media in creating a more open and embracing society towards sexual and gender minorities.

  • Looking at the Future of Philanthropy and Sustainable Development in ChinaNov 17, 2015On Tuesday 17th November, Beijing, UNDP China participated in the China Philanthropy Forum 2015. This year’s theme was ‘Changes & Sustainability’. The forum sought to promote changes in theory and practice of philanthropy through exchanges and discussions among academia, practitioners in the sector and other related parties in China and abroad. It also aimed to make use of the opportunity to connect representatives from charity organizations, businesses, government agencies, academia and the media so as to promote the healthy development of the philanthropic sector.

  • Listening the Voice of the Youth—UNDP Hosted A Youth Roundtable DiscussionNov 17, 2015UNDP China hosted a Youth Roundtable Discussion in Beijing, bringing together young leaders from local NGOs and Universities, with international observers to discuss youth issues. Participants included China Youth Development Foundation, China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation, Tsinghua University Student Union and Africa 2.0 China Chapter and 15 other Youth organizations.

  • Global Perspectives Spark Localized Approaches on E-waste ManagementNov 12, 2015On 11-12 November, a Technical Coordination Group Meeting on Stockholm Convention Implementation was held in Xiangtan, Hunan Province. As important implementation agencies of the Convention, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Foreign Economic Cooperation Office of Ministry of Environmental Protection (FECO) successfully co-organized an affiliated Life-Cycle Sound Management of E-waste International Workshop to initiate international and multi-level dialogues on e-waste management models, policies and regulations, good practice and technologies.

  • Influencing a More Inclusive Response to AIDS in ChinaNov 11, 2015On 11th November in Beijing, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and UNAIDS co-supported the Red Ribbon Forum on the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM) in China. The meeting was designed to hear voices and concerns and identify some practical solutions to improve the national response to AIDS in China, with the goal to influence the new 5 year plan on AIDS currently under developmen

  • UNDP Looks at Big DataNov 11, 2015The United Nations Development Programma (UNDP) China hosted a roundtable on big data to utilize the expertise of industry specialists and discuss how big data in the future can help the programming of UNDP in China. Big data experts from the private sector and Chinese Universities met with UNDP representatives; including Baidu, The Data Science Research Institute of Tsinghua University and other 9 big data institutions to form the big data advisory group and find innovative solutions to developmental challenges.

  • New Evidence Released on the Impacts of Chinese Companies OverseasNov 10, 2015Chinese enterprises are assuming an increasingly prominent role overseas, with Chinese outward direct investment (ODI) rising at an average rate of 36.4% each year since 2000. Yet, while welcome in principle by developing countries, the story about the impact of Chinese companies operating overseas has often been misunderstood. A new report, the 2015 Report on the Sustainable Development of Chinese Enterprises Overseas was today launched in Beijing to investigate and counterbalance this narrative, with ground-breaking new evidence.

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