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.
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
Cooperation Among Nations Needed to Protect The OceanNov 6, 2015The 2015 World Ocean Week (WOW) today officially commenced in Xiamen, China. Co-supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) together with the State Oceanic Administration (SOA), the Xiamen Municipal Government and The Partnership in the Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA). This annual event has been serving as a platform to connect marine and social science, technology and public awareness with experiences in policy making and management towards achieving a sustainable use of coastal and marine resources.
Addressing Inequality in BRICS Countries to Promote Sustainable DevelopmentNov 6, 2015The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) held the workshop themed “BRICS: Inequality and Sustainable Development”, co-organized by Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Actionaid China
Boosting the Global Economy through Sustainable DevelopmentNov 1, 2015On 31 October - 1 November 2015, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) participated in the 2015 Annual Conference for Think Tanks of Emerging Economies, co-organised by UNDP with long-standing partner China Institute for Reform and Development (CIRD), as well as CICETE (China International Centre For Economic & Technical Exchanges), and GIZ.
South- South Cooperation’s Renewable Energy Technology Transfer Programme visits ZambiaOct 29, 2015A Chinese delegation, with representatives from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, led by the Director General of Administrative Center for China's Agenda 21 (ACCA21) under the Ministry of Science and Technology (China), visited Zambia in a quest to set up Zambia’s centres of excellency in small hydro and solar technologies. The team comprised of experts in solar energy, small hydro power generation, wind energy and bioenergy.
Raising Awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals in the Run up to RioOct 29, 2015Sport has been widely recognised as a crucial element in development and with just 300 days until the Olympic Games Rio, Brazil 2016, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) announced a partnership with Tencent to promote the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as the Olympic Goals of the planet.
Credit availability in rural areas - targeted poverty alleviation in SichuanOct 25, 2015Patrick Haverman, Deputy Country Director for UNDP China, visited a UNDP pilot project on rural financial innovation on 25th October, some three hours travel to Yilong County from the capital Chengdu in Sichuan. The project has proven to successfully improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the cooperative finance with an ultimate goal to lift people out of poverty.
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