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  • 04 Nov 2011
    China’s Roadmap for the Phase-out of Incandescent Lamps launched in Beijing

    On 4th November 2011, a press conference was held to formally launch a ‘Roadmap’ for the phasing out of incandescent lamps in China. As part of an ongoing initiative between UNDP and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to replace every light bulb in China with more energy efficient alternatives, this event was attended by Mr. Xie Ji, Deputy Director-General of the NDRC and Mr. Christophe Bahuet, UNDP Country Director. The adoption of five steps to remove incandescent lamps around China represents a significant step in China’s pursuit of a green economy and society.

  • 29 Oct 2011
    International Forum on Surmounting the Middle-Income Trap

    A joint international forum entitled ‘Surmounting the Middle-Income Trap – China in the Next Decade’ was held by the China Institute of Reform and Development, Chinese International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges, German Agency for International Cooperation and UNDP, in Haikou, Hainan Province, on 29-30 October 2011.

  • 25 Oct 2011
    40th Anniversary of the Resumption of China’s Lawful Rights at the UN

    Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator in China, along with representatives from eight UN agencies and government officials, attended the 'Seminar to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Resumption of the Lawful Rights of China at the UN' to mark the four decades since the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution recognising the People's Republic of China as a Member State.

  • 24 Oct 2011
    United Nations Celebrates 66th Anniversary, Outlines Vision for the Future

    On the 66th Anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations, the UN System in China and UN Association (UNA) held a special commemorative ceremony in Beijing on 24 October 2011, focusing on some of the achievements and challenges facing the promotion of the UN mission of peace and security, human rights, and development, as well as the need for globally coordinated development.

  • 17 Oct 2011
    UN and China Mark International Poverty Eradication Day with Major Forum

    A high-level forum was held in Beijing on 17 October 2011 to mark the 19th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, bringing together government leaders, policy makers, development practitioners, and other members of the international community, to exchange ideas on how best to accelerate sustainable poverty reduction in China and globally. It is the fifth time that this global annual event has been held in China and this year's 2011 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum was attended by more than 200 representatives from over 30 countries, including Chinese Vice-Premier Hui Liangyu, and UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark.

  • 17 Oct 2011
    UNDP Appoints Ms. Tian Wei as Partnership and Communications Special Advisor

  • 21 Sep 2011
    Message from Ban Ki-moon and Speech by Renata Lok-Dessallien at the 4th North-East Asia Forum on the Occasion of the International Day of Peace

    On 21 September 2011, Ms. Renata Dessallien, United Nations Resident Coordinator in China, delivered a Peace message on behalf of the UN Secretary-General during the celebration of the International Day of Peace.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    Low Carbon Campaign Encourages Greater Environmental Awareness among Drivers

    On 19 September, an event was held to mark the commencement of a one-year ‘Green Drive Action’ initiative, as part of the broader ‘China Low-Carbon Actions’ project organised by the All China Environment Federation (ACEF). In front of over 1,000 participants, representing government, environmental organisations, private sector companies and a large media presence, Secretary General of the ACEF, Mr. Zeng Xiaodong, officially launched this new programme alongside Mr Mao Rubai, ACEF Director, and Mr. Jia Feng, Director-General of the Publicity Department in the Ministry of Environmental Protection.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Associate Administrator Discusses South-South Cooperation with Ministry of Civil Affairs

    UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, met with Vice Minister of Civil Affairs, Mr. Sun Shaocheng on 16 September 2011. During the meeting, Ms. Grynspan acknowledged the achievements of an existing 3-year trilateral partnership between UNDP, MOCA and the European Union. In addition, she also pointed to the role of UNDP-MOCA cooperation in assisting civil society organisations gain greater political and legal recognition. Mr. Shun commended UNDP for its longstanding commitment to disaster management, civil society organisations and the protection of vulnerable groups in China.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Associate Administrator meets with Ministry of Foreign Affairs Assistant Minister

    UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, met with Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Zhang Kunsheng, on 16 September 2011, to discuss progress made since the signing of a strategic agreement on South-South Cooperation, entered into by UNDP and the Government of China in 2009.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    Associate Administrator Delivers UN Distinguished Lecture on Sustainable Development at Peking University

    Recognising academia as an important contributor to China’s ability to share its development experiences with the world, through South-South Cooperation, Under Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan took part in a special guest lecture entitled ‘Towards Sustainable Development: New Challenges and Opportunities’. Held at Peking University, on 16 September 2011, Ms. Grynspan was accompanied by a large UNDP delegation including UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Ms. Renata Dessallien. As President of Peking University, Professor Zhou Qifeng was also in attendance.

  • 16 Sep 2011
    UNDP Recognises Peace and Development Foundation at Award Ceremony

    An award ceremony was held on the afternoon of 16 September 2011 in Beijing to recognise the tremendous support rendered to the work of UNDP in China by the Peace and Development Foundation (PDF). During this event, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator, presented Honourary Awards to Mr. Daniel Fung, Chairman and Founding Member of the PDF, and Ms. Kathy Chiu, Chairperson Emeritus and Founding Member of the PDF. A separate Appreciation Award was also presented to Ms. Josie Jin Zhou, UNDP China Chief Advisor for Hong Kong and the Macao Special Administrative Regions.

  • 15 Sep 2011
    Ms. Rebeca Grynspan attended the 2011 World Economic Forum’s Summer Davos

    In her joint capacity as UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan attended the 2011 World Economic Forum’s Summer Davos (14-16 September 2011) in Dalian, China, on 15 September 2011. As a highly anticipated senior-level annual global forum focused on improving the state of the world by engaging business, political academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industrial agendas, Ms. Grynspan joined Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao among those to address the three-day Forum.

  • 14 Sep 2011
    Launch Ceremony of the Partnership Between UNDP, MaryKay and All China Women's Federation

    UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan, attended the Past and Future: China Women's Development Foundation Mary Kay Women's Small Business Fund 10 Year Anniversary, on 14 September 2011. The event which was hosted by CCTV Anchor and UNDP Special Advisor on Partnership and Communications, Ms. Tian Wei, was attended by more than 120 Fund beneficiaries, and senior dignitaries representing each of the three main partners, including Ms. Chen Zhili, President of the All-China Women’s Federation, Mr. Paul Mak, President of Mary Kay (China), and Ms. Grynspan of UNDP. Ms. Grynspan delivered a powerful speech on the need to empower women.

  • 13 Sep 2011
    UNDP Associate Administrator, Ms. Rebeca Grynspan visited a Chinese Agricultural Technical Task Force (TTF) project site

  • 13 Sep 2011
    Associate Administrator meets with Ministry of Commerce Vice-Minister

  • 16 Aug 2011
    China-UNDP Trilateral Cooperation Tops the Agenda in Meeting with MOFCOM

    UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Renata Dessallien (photo) met with Mr. Yu Jianhua, Assistant Minister at the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing on 16 August 2011. The meeting was also attended by Deputy Director General, Mr. Zhu Hong, and Mr. Lu Feng, Director at the Chinese Foreign Aid Department.

  • 10 Aug 2011
    Resident Representative Meets State Council Director for Hong Kong and Macao

    On 9 August 2011, UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Renata Dessallien (photo) hosted Rwandan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, H.E. Mr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe in an international policy dialogue on the history, achievements and vision of the Rwandan people and government.

  • 09 Aug 2011
    'Zoom in on Poverty' Global Photo Contest Enters Second Phase

    As part of the second phase of the ‘Zoom-in On Poverty’ Global Photo Contest, co-organised by UNDP and Xinhua News Agency, a launch ceremony was held in Beijing on 9 August 2011 to mark the second phase of this global campaign to combat poverty. This event was attended by UNDP Deputy Country Director, Mr. Napoleon Navarro, Xinhua News Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Mr. Wang Yao and Reuters North Asia Manager, Mr. Phil Smith.

  • 09 Aug 2011
    UNDP Hosts International Policy Dialogue with Rwandan Ambassador

    On 9 August 2011, UNDP Resident Representative in China, Ms. Renata Dessallien (photo) hosted Rwandan Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, H.E. Mr. Francois Xavier Ngarambe in an international policy dialogue on the history, achievements and vision of the Rwandan people and government.