Articles
  • Wetlands for our Future: Sustainable LivelihoodsFeb 2, 2016February 2nd, 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the World Wetlands Day. This year the occasion was themed “Wetlands for our future: sustainable livelihoods”.

  • Localizing the SDGs: Consultation and Needs Assessment Workshop in HaiyangJan 22, 2016A Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) localization workshop was held in Haiyang, Shandong Province, by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, and the Haiyang government 18-20 January 2016. This was the first time that UNDP co-organised a workshop on SDGs.

  • Media as a Tool for Change: Enhancement of Positive Media Engagement and Advocacy on issues relating to Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Gender Expression (SOGIE) in ChinaJan 17, 2016On 17 January, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China co-sponsored the 5th China Rainbow Media Awards Ceremony in Beijing to recognise and honour media reports, organisations and individuals for their objective and fair treatment of sexual minority topics.

  • For a Better Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities in ChinaJan 15, 2016On 26th and 27th December 2015, UNDP China co-organized with the Wuhan University Public Interest and Development Law Institute (PIDLI) a multi-stakeholders’ consultation on access to justice for persons with disabilities (PwDs).

  • Promoting Music Education as a Means to Achieve the Sustainable Development GoalsJan 11, 2016Lang Lang, UN Messenger of Peace and renowned pianist, donated 100,000 RMB through UNDP for better music education for the children with disabilities of One Day Chorus, a musical project under Huayi Brothers Foundation.

  • Guarding Against the Ozone Depleting SubstancesJan 4, 2016The mid-term review meeting of the United Nations Develop Programme (UNDP) Second Phase of Anti-Smuggling Ozone Depletion Substance (ODS) Program was hosted in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province today. UNDP joined the representatives from the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP/FECO), the General Administration of Customs (GAC), as well as 11 provincial customs departments to assess the progress and achievements of this program in the past year.

  • Rethinking Smart Cities: Cities should be Human-centred, Inclusive and ParticipatoryDec 22, 2015Foshan, 18-19 December — Urbanization is one of the most complex and pressing development challenges facing China in the coming decades. While systematic governance reforms are needed, people and governments are increasingly turning to technology for new solutions to address these urban challenges.

  • Discussing The Present and Future of Biomass Pallet IndustryDec 22, 2015– A seminar on the research results of the “Analysis of Biomass Pellets Industry Policies”, conducted by the Energy Research Institute (ERI) under the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), was organized on December 18th to allow key stakeholders to voice their suggestions and opinions towards this key output under the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) initiative. Representatives from the Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP), National Energy Administration (NEA), Ministry of Agriculture (MOA), State Forestry Administration (SFA), research institutes as well as private sector participants attended to provide key inputs for this initiative.

  • A Step towards the Greening of Rural ChinaDec 17, 2015A training to residents in Shijiaying Village, Shunyi on how to choose anti-seismic and energy efficient facilities in the low energy consumption residential buildings, was hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on December 10th.

  • Looking Forward to Find Innovative Solutions to Developmental ChallengesDec 15, 2015To find innovative solutions to developmental challenges, on 15th December 2015 United Nations Development Programme China (UNDP) hosted an innovation workshop in Beijing. The event was used as a platform to discuss key trends and challenges for innovation in China and UNDP’s strategies to tackle these innovation challenges, as well as how best to support UNDP China’s work.