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  • 09 May 2013
    UNDP Bridges Small Ethnic Minority Communities to Upscale International Markets

    The Mosuo are a matriarchic community living on the border of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces around Lake Lugu, where geographic isolation acts as a major hurdle to development and the pursuit of economic prosperity. Moreover, as they struggle with poverty the Mosuo are also hard-pressed to preserve their unique cultural identity.

  • 08 May 2013
    UNDP Supports 1st China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair

    The 1st China (Shanghai) international Technology Fair (CSITF), jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Science & Technology, State Intellectual Property Office and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, was held on 8-11 May 2013 in Shanghai. Under the theme of “innovation-Driven Development, Intellectual Property Protection and Technology Trade Promotion” the CSITF provided an important opportunity for the exhibition and promotion of new technology as well as promoting technological trade services.

  • 06 May 2013
    UNDP and DRC design joint welfare study

    The inception workshop for a joint research project by the Development Research Centre (DRC) of the State Council and UNDP was held on 6 May 2013 at the UN Compound in Beijing. The study - entitled "Strategies to Promote an Integrated, Coordinated and Equitable Social Welfare System in China" - aims to provide policy recommendations for addressing social fragmentation and several other key issues with the country's social welfare system. It is a continuation of UNDP's longstanding efforts to assist the Chinese government to tackle inequality.

  • 30 Apr 2013
    HNA Charity Night

    UNDP China entered a new public-private partnership with HNA Group at a charity event hosted by the company on 28 April in Haikou, Hainan Province. Deputy Country Director Patrick Haverman was in attendance as a part of a star-studded guest list that included notable figures in the charity and business sectors as well as well-known singers, actors and other public figures.

  • 17 Apr 2013
    Rule of Law Donors’ Roundtable 2013

    April 17 saw UNDP China host the 2013 Rule of Law Donors Roundtable, co-organised with the Ford Foundation. The Country Office welcomed over 50 participants from 27 embassies, development partners and civil society organisations to discuss China's developmental state with regard to the rule of law under the theme of "Constitutionalism" and exchange information about rule of law development projects and initiatives.

  • 10 Apr 2013
    Professor Li Shi’s policy dialogue on income distribution in China

    Last month UNDP welcomed Professor Li Shi, "Changjiang Scholar" Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education and Professor at the School of Economics and Management of Beijing Normal University to hold a policy dialogue with UNDP staff and selected guests at the UN compound in Beijing.

  • 28 Mar 2013
    High-level roundtable held to discuss the 2013 Human Development Report

    A high level roundtable meeting on 2013's Human Development Report "Rise of the South - Human Progress in a Diverse World" was held on Thursday in Beijing. Mr. Khalid Malik, Head of the Human Development Report Office at UNDP HQ, Mr. Cheng Siwei, Mr. Christophe Bahuet, Country Director of UNDP China, Mr. Lu Mai, Mr. Chi Fulin, and more than 40 representatives from government and think tanks participated in discussions on South-South cooperation and the changing global role of China in light of the 2013Human Development Report's findings.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    2013 Human Development Report Launch

    UNDP China took part today in the worldwide launch of the 2013 Human Development Report. Produced by the UN, the report is a yearly stock-taking of global human development progress and contains a wealth of data, paramount among which is the Human Development Index (HDI) - a composite measurement of development that takes in more than economic indicators alone.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    2nd National Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda held in Beijing

    The second round of consultations in China on the Post-2015 Development Agenda took place on Monday in Beijing. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator, Zhang Xiao'an, Vice President of the United Nations Association, and more than 100 representatives from social organizations, UN agencies and government agencies participated in discussion of what the global development roadmap should look like after the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals'(MDGs) lifespan.

  • 17 Feb 2013
    UNDP mission to Ghana finds encouraging examples during school visit

    UNDP China personnel have completed a recent mission to Ghana from 17-28 February. The trip looked at how Chinese renewable technologies could be used to meet Ghana's local needs for affordable and effective off-grid energy solutions. During its time in the country the team was able to visit staff and pupils at the Methodist Senior Girls' boarding school in Manfe.

  • 17 Feb 2013
    Mission to Ghana another important step in the right direction

    UNDP China undertook a mission to Ghana from 17-28 February with a team of Chinese technology and policy experts and a representative from Ministry of Science and Technology's environment agency, ACCA21.

  • 28 Jan 2013
    Country Office wins global storytelling contest

    On January 28th at the Executive Board session in New York, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark officially launched the second edition of The Development Advocate. The publication contains 12 winning stories as per decision of an international jury from the UNDP’s second storytelling competition.

  • 19 Jan 2013
    Power of Philanthropy: Annual Conference of Philanthropy China 2012

    This annual meeting, guided by the Ministry of Civil Affairs and co-hosted by China Charity & Donation Information Center together with over 20 charity groups, demonstrated the achievements and contributions made by philanthropic circle in China in the past year and awarded “2012 individual of philanthropic promotion”.

  • 16 Jan 2013
    China-Africa Seminar on Economic and Technological Development Zones and Sustainable Development

    The China-Africa Seminar on Economic and Technological Development Zones (ETDZs) and Sustainable Development was convened on 16-22 January 2013 in Beijing and Chongqing, co-sponsored by UNDP and International Poverty Reduction Centre in China (IPRCC).

  • 14 Jan 2013
    Sharing and Learning on Community Based Disaster Management in Asia Project

    The Ministry of Civil Affairs of China, the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and the United Nations development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new programme to help low income countries in Asia improve their resilience to natural disasters.

  • 01 Jan 2013
    UN China goes green

    In an effort to promote low carbon travel among the UN staff in China, UNDP launched a pilot initiative through which employees will now be able to travel to meetings and other engagements using 3 new UN bikes.

  • 18 Jul 2012
    UN Chief Applauds Chinese Participation in “ The Future We Want” Campaign

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the Chinese people for joining hundreds of millions of people around the world in sharing their visions and hopes for the future at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June, known as Rio+20. His remarks came at a event held today in Beijing recognizing the millions of people in China who participated through social media in a global campaign called "The Future We Want", which he personally launched in 2011.

  • 02 Jul 2012
    Income Distribution Report Indicates Slowdown in Inequality Increase

    A report on the impacts of policies that affect income distribution was launched at a workshop to promote equitable development in China. The report, entitled “China - Income Distribution during a Transition Period”, was undertaken by the China Development Research Foundation with support from UNDP, and places special emphasis on policies adopted since the turn of the century.

  • 26 Jun 2012
    CSR Seminar Explores the Differences Between Increasing Profit and Maximising Value

    At a seminar aimed at improving understanding between the public and private sector, Mr. Paul Mak, President of Mary Kay (China), gave an insightful presentation on the differences between increasing profit and maximising value for society.

  • 25 Jun 2012
    Governance for Equitable Development Programme Holds Closing Ceremony

    After five year of close cooperation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), European Union and the government of China held a closing ceremony to mark the end of the Governance for Equitable (GED) programme.