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  • 20 Jun 2012
    China’s Green Transformation: Efforts, Practices and Future

    UNDP and the Ministry of Science and Technology held a side event to promote the Administrative Centre for China's Agenda 21 (ACCA21) at Rio+20, in Rio de Janeiro Brazil.

  • 19 Jun 2012
    Shared Green Technologies Can Drive Global Economic Growth, Protect the Environment

    The potential for green technologies to contribute to environmentally sustainable economic growth was at the centre of a side event held by UNDP and the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 18 Jun 2012
    Global Partnerships Will Help China Share Its Development Experiences with the World

    Sustainable development leaders gathered in Brazil, at a side-event aimed at showcasing China's achievements in poverty alleviation over the past thirty years at Rio+20.

  • 17 Jun 2012
    International Seminar on Combating Desertification Commences in Beijing

    At the opening of the International Seminar on Combating Desertification, an official ceremony was held to coincide with the World Day to Combat Desertification.

  • 14 Jun 2012
    Energy Efficient Air Conditioner Industry to Benefit from UNDP Support

    At the launch of the Green Pioneer of Room Air Conditioners, UNDP unveiled that it is to follow up on its success in helping to establish new national energy efficient refrigerator standards and supply chains, by working with the government on a similar initiative in the air conditioner industry.

  • 13 Jun 2012
    UNDP Beneficiary Receives National Award for Migrating Birds Conservation

    Environmental conservationist, Mr. Yuan Xueshun, also known as China’s ‘Swan Dad’, has received the prestigious ‘2010-2011 China Green Figure’ award for his work in protecting migrating Whopper Swans.

  • 08 Jun 2012
    CSR report represents a step in the right direction for China’s businesses

    As it seeks to enhance its advocacy of the vital role that the private sector will play in pursuit of sustainable development, UNDP joined the China Development Bank Corporation (CDB) at a press conference to launch the CDB Social Responsibility Report 2011.

  • 08 Jun 2012
    Global governance in need of efficient and inclusive global solutions

    In the face of shared challenges regarding effective global governance, Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, attended the opening ceremony of the China Centre for Global Governance and Development (CCGGD) and delivered a keynote speech on the need for more efficient and truly representative global governance.

  • 04 Jun 2012
    Resident Coordinator Given Insight into Super Ministry Reform

    Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, concluded a visit to Jiangsu Province where she gained insights on the progress of China's Super Ministry Reform initiatives being undertaken at the local level.

  • 30 May 2012
    UNDP Presents Study on the Impact of China’s Accession to the World Trade Organisation

    UNDP released the first study on how China’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001 has impacted the world’s Least Developed Countries (LDC). The study was presented at the launch of the China Development Research Foundation’s latest publication, “China: Ten Years after WTO Accession”.

  • 21 May 2012
    UNDP Focuses its Sights on a Development Framework Beyond 2015

    Leading experts from think-tanks, academia and other development organisations convened at a roundtable event to discuss the future global development framework that could follow the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 18 May 2012
    Ministry of Civil Affairs Welcomes Administrator Support

    In her penultimate meeting with China’s leaders, Miss Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, met with Mr. Li Liguo, Minister of Civil Affairs, to identify ways in which UNDP can further support the development of Chinese civil society, disaster risk reduction and improve resilience.

  • 18 May 2012
    UNDP Administrator Meets with Minister of Science and Technology

    The sharing of China’s science and technology with other developing countries was at the core of UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark’s message when she met with Mr. Wan Gang, Minister of Science and Technology.

  • 18 May 2012
    South-South Event Shows Strong Private Sector Support Among Chinese Businesses

    During her four-day visit, Miss Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, attended an event to promote a new UNDP initiative aimed at encouraging the private sector to enhance their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) profiles, as well as integrating the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental – within their business operations.

  • 18 May 2012
    Meeting with the Legislative Affairs Commission of the National People’s Congress

    Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, met with Mr. Li Shishi, Chairman of the Legislative Affairs Commission (LAC) of the National People’s Congress, to identify ways in which UNDP can work with China to enhance the rule of law.

  • 17 May 2012
    UNDP Administrator and Vice-Minister of Commerce Look to the Future

    UNDP Administrator, Helen Clark, and Vice-Minister of Commerce, Mr. Li Jinzao held productive talks on future cooperation between the two organisations. Together, they exchanged views on several key areas where they hope to see further progress made through the development of a partnership that has already spanned more than 30 years.

  • 17 May 2012
    Sustainable Development Rests on Opportunities for Global and Regional Cooperation

    UNDP Administrator Miss Helen Clark met with Mr. Yang Jiechi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, to discuss cooperation opportunities between UNDP and China on global and regional issues, including the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), the post-2015 development agenda and strengthening partnership for South-South Cooperation.

  • 17 May 2012
    UNDP Administrator Hosts Microblog Chat

    Helen Clark became the first senior UN official to host a live microblog chat specifically targeting Chinese speaking audiences this afternoon, when she answered questions submitted by microblog users from across the country.

  • 17 May 2012
    UNDP Administrator Meets with Chinese Premier

    Helen Clark, UNDP Administrator, met with Premier Wen Jiabao to discuss the vital role that China will play in determining the success of the global sustainable development agenda, as well as UNDP's strengthened partnership with China.

  • 16 May 2012
    South-South Cooperation Central to UNDP-China Cooperation

    Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, kicked off her official visit to China today. As her first stop of the visit, Miss Clark met with Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Vice-Minister of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in an effort to deepen the collaboration between the two parties. She highlighted an enhanced South-South Cooperation as one of her key priorities as UNDP Administrator.