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  • 21 Apr 2014
    China International Urbanization Forum 2014 held in Shanghai

    China International Urbanization Forum 2014 was held in Shanghai from 17 to 20 April. The forum was attended by over 500 guests including Chinese and international mayors, government officials, experts and scholars, entrepreneurs, and assorted media.

  • 20 Apr 2014
    Getting down and dirty in the efforts to go green

    The sky was gray when the workforce left the relative comfort of the bus. Once outside the workforce shuffled along to the edge of the forest, where the mixed group of people, including many women and children, gathered around to receive instructions on how to use the assorted shovels and pickaxes that lay in front of them.

  • 20 Apr 2014
    UNDP participates in Forum on Government Procurement of Public Services

    Organized by the China Society for Public Sector Reform and the Hainan Provincial Commission Office for Public Sector Reform, the Forum on Government Procurement of Public Services was held in Haikou on 19 April 2014.

  • 18 Apr 2014
    UNDP supports conversion to non-ozone-depleting refrigerant in demonstration project

    New team representatives Jacques van Engels and William Kwan, from the Montreal Protocol Unit at UNDP headquarters, and Balaji Natarajan, from the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC), visited the Tsinghua Tongfang Company on 18 April 2014.

  • 17 Apr 2014
    Regional anti-trafficking project UN-ACT launches in Beijing

    UN-ACT aims to support policy and operational responses to human trafficking within the Greater-Mekong Sub-region, which features some of the most extensive and specific patterns of migration and human trafficking.

  • 16 Apr 2014
    UNDP China contributes to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation High Level Meeting (HLM) in Mexico

    UN-ACT aims to support policy and operational responses to human trafficking within the Greater-Mekong Sub-region, which features some of the most extensive and specific patterns of migration and human trafficking.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    BRESL project to expand in potential new initiative abroad

    On 2 April 2014, the China Delegation led by Mr. Xie Ji, Deputy Director General of the Department of Resource Conservation and Environment Protection of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), visited the Myanmar government and UNDP Myanmar in Rangoon. The objective of the visit was to expand the main achievements of the Barrier Removal to the Cost Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Project (BRESL), a regional project jointly carried out by NDRC and UNDP, with six countries involved: Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    Helping to Save “the Kidneys of the Earth”: Main Streams of Life (MSL) – The Wetland Protected Area System Strengthening Programme

    Wetlands play an important ecological and socioeconomic role. Covering 6% of the world’s land surface and holding approximately 12% of the global carbon pool, wetlands are vitally important for ecosystems and carbon sequestration, providing key habitats for flora and fauna.

  • 21 Mar 2014
    Launch of the World Water Development Report 2014: “Water and Energy”

    The World Water Development Report, “Water and Energy,” was launched today at UNDP in Beijing to mark World Water Day. The report was prepared by UN-Water, a unique collaboration within the UN focusing on freshwater resources, sanitation and water-related disasters, and contains insights on how to approach freshwater issues.

  • 18 Mar 2014
    China and India launch report on low carbon development

    The China-India low carbon study report, entitled Low Carbon Development in China and India: Issues and Strategies, was officially launched 18 March 2014.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    Pre-launch of groundbreaking report between China and India on climate change held

    Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), today addressed Chinese and international experts on global climate change issues, at an event organized by UNDP China which also featured a discussion of a groundbreaking report between China and India on low carbon collaboration.

  • 08 Mar 2014
    UNDP China Signs Cooperation Agreement with Wuhan Kaidi Electric Power Co., Ltd. on 'Sustainable Biomass Energy Development in China'

    In partnership with China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE), UNDP China signed a cooperation agreement with Wuhan Kaidi Electric Power Co., Ltd., to work together on a project entitled Sustainable Biomass Energy Development in China, a 3-year endeavor worth USD 5.8 million.

  • 27 Feb 2014
    Audiobook of Major UNDP Human Development Report on China’s Urbanisation Now Available

    The new and comprehensive UNDP Development Report on China’s historic urbanisation can now be heard as well as read. An English audiobook version of the report (along with an eBook version) is now available on Amazon, Audible and iTunes. The audiobook is the first in UNDP history.

  • 27 Feb 2014
    UNDP supports Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Awards in Shanghai

    The inaugural 2014 Deloitte China Sustainability Awards, supported by the United Nations Development Programme, were presented to multinational companies on 27 February 2014 in Shanghai. The Awards aim to honour and encourage best practices in sustainability among multinational companies (MNCs) in China and showcase the essence of such practices for a more sustainable future.

  • 19 Dec 2013
    UN staff promotes green transport, joins national biking event

    The Beijing chapter of the national “The Future We Want 2013” event was jointly held by the United Nations Development Programme, China Business Network, and Giant Bicycles on 19 December in Yongdingmen Park. The theme of the campaign is closely in line with one of UNDP’s current principal interests – pursuing a smarter, greener urbanization path for China. Transport is an essential part of building livable cities, and cycling is one of the healthiest, most environmental friendly transport solutions. The event highlights the viability of a low-carbon lifestyle in China’s cities. UNDP hopes to promote an eco-friendly lifestyle and help meet environmental challenges through its green consumption campaign.

  • 18 Dec 2013
    Sustainable Urbanization Discussed at UN High-Level Symposium in Yangzhou

    The UN High-Level Symposium on Sustainable Urbanization and Sustainable Cities was held by UNDESA in Yangzhou from December 16th to 18th. Participants including Wu Hongbo, USG in charge of UNDESA, UNHABITAT, officials from 27 countries, and CPC Secretary and Mayor of Yangzhou.

  • 16 Dec 2013
    Emergency Kit Workshop encourages innovation, inspires youth to creativity

    Although the world did not end in 2012, dark times followed in the wake of natural and man-made disasters. Pain and destruction caused by the Wenchuan earthquake in 2008 still linger today. Tyhoon Haiyan left more than 10 million people homeless; survivors fought and panicked over shortages in food, drinking water, and medicine. In the summer of this year, floods also swept the northeast of China, cutting through Sichuan province, Guangdong province, and Guangxi province. They flattened homes, bringing with them landslides and other secondary disasters.

  • 13 Dec 2013
    Launching Workshop of the Report “A Million Voices: The World We Want – A sustainable future with dignity for all”

    UNDP China office held the launching workshop of “A Million Voices: The World We Want – A sustainable future with dignity for all” in Beijing on 13 December 2013.

  • 12 Dec 2013
    Government, academia and civil society representatives meet in Beijing to review impact of laws on country’s HIV response

    Representatives from government, academia and community based organisations met in Beijing this week for a consultation on HIV and the law. The meeting, organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), China’s Renmin University, and the China Red Ribbon Beijing Forum on HIV and Rights, looked at the positive and negative impacts of existing laws on China’s response to HIV. Particular focus was given to populations most affected by HIV, including men who have sex with men, sex workers and people who inject drugs. The meeting was held at China’s Renmin University, and with support from UNAIDS, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS.

  • 06 Dec 2013
    UNDP helps launch The Future We Want event in Shanghai

    The Future We Want is an opportunity for a national and international conversation about how to achieve a better future for our children. This year the focus will be mainly on transport solutions. The ceremony included speeches from UNDP, China Business Network, the World Wide Fund and from sponsors Giant Bicycles and Samsung. These immediately grappled with questions about building a better future – considering solutions in green technology and green transport amongst others.