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  • 22 May 2015
    Biodiversity Day reinforces protection of the world's largest land animal

    Today, May 22nd marks the “International Day for Biological Diversity” and UNDP along with other Chinese enterprises and NGOs are reinforcing the protection of the world’s largest land animal – the elephant. In efforts to increase understanding, awareness and discussion around biodiversity issues, Ms. Hannah Ryder, Head of Policy and Partnerships at UNDP China spoke at the Tencent Center for Internet & Society on ending online illegal wildlife trade.

  • 17 May 2015
    UNDP and WeChat promote the rights of people with disabilities

    Today, on China’s 25th National Day for Helping Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined with WeChat’s Voice Donor campaign to promote the rights of persons with disabilities by mobilising the public to crowd source voice recordings to produce audio books for people with visual impairment over WeChat.

  • 15 May 2015
    UNDP and UNESCO celebrate International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in Beijing

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today welcomed experts, educators, students and LGBTQI people at an event to mark the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.

  • 08 May 2015
    Stakeholders’ voices keeps Fuel Cell Vehicle development on the road to success

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China today conducted a Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) meeting to formally review the design of the “UNDP-GEF Accelerating the Development and Commercialization of Fuel Cell Vehicles (FCV) in China” project and seek recommendations from stakeholders.

  • 07 May 2015
    Embracing market forces for cleaner air in Beijing

    Supporting Beijing’s drive for greater energy-efficiency and cleaner air, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched a new project to help the city get old vehicles off the road and promote the use of new energy-efficient vehicles.

  • 05 May 2015
    UNDP Administrator concludes official visit to China

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator Helen Clark today concluded an official visit to China that saw her meet with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other government ministers to discuss areas of mutual interest, including UNDP’s ongoing work with China and China’s growing international development cooperation.

  • 30 Apr 2015
    UNDP and Shanghai Jazz Spring Music Festival share message of music for development

    Today UNDP celebrated the UN International Day for Jazz by participating in the opening of the 2015 Shanghai Jazz Spring Music Festival in Jing’an District, Shanghai.

  • 22 Apr 2015
    UNDP Convenes International Workshop on Women’s Land Rights

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China today gathered a host of international experts alongside national professionals and stakeholders to design a landmark new study, which will advance the development of women’s land rights in China.

  • 21 Apr 2015
    UNDP meets with Coca-Cola and CICETE to extend partnership

    To build on successful cooperation on water governance and extend a fruitful partnership, Mr. Christophe Bahuet, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China Country Director today met with Ms. Bea Perez, Chief Sustainability Officer and Vice President of the Coca-Cola Company, and Mr. Yao Shenhong, Director General of Chinese International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE).

  • 21 Apr 2015
    UNDP Works with SFA for Effective Programme Implementation for Greater Wetland Conservation Efforts

    Today, representatives from line ministries, academia, research institutions as well as seven GEF wetland projects came together to mark the second Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting.

  • 15 Apr 2015
    Involving Local Communities in Biodiversity Conservation Efforts

    In late March a team conducted field visits as part of the UNDP and Global Environment Facility (GEF) Strengthening the effectiveness of the protected area (PA) system in Qinghai Province project to involve local communities in biodiversity conservation efforts.

  • 14 Apr 2015
    Teaching the Next Generation to Love Birds

    Altai, 14 April 2015 -- As a prologue to the ‘Love Bird Week and Wildlife Conservation Month’ campaign co-organised by a joint UNDP-Global Environment Facility (GEF) project in the Altai Mountains and Wetlands, local bird lover Mr. Zhang Guoqiang was invited to speak to local adolescents about bird conservation to raise their awareness of wildlife in Altai on April 14th.

  • 09 Apr 2015
    UNDP Enhances the Management Techniques of Chishui City Officials with Training on Payment for Ecosystem Services

    Guizhou Province, 9 April 2015-- the first provincial Project Steering Committee meeting and orientation workshop was held today to enhance local project officers’ understanding of management regulations as they discussed the 2015 work plan for UNDP’s Chishui conservation project.

  • 03 Apr 2015
    Towards More Energy-Saving Public Institutions

    The First Project Steering Committee (PSC) on the Research and Practice of Capability Building of Energy Management on Public Institutions initiative met on April 3rd. The annual meeting brings together stakeholders to evaluate the performance of UNDP’s project in the year of 2014 and discuss 2015 work plans.

  • 27 Mar 2015
    Incorporating Bio-Energy in Chongzuo’s 13th Five-Year Plan

    On March 26-27, UNDP met with Guangxi governmental officials and representatives from China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange (CICETE) and Kaidi to better align 2015 planned project activities with local governments’ priorities.

  • 21 Mar 2015
    Hainan’s Bird-loving Week: Part of a Long-term Protection Effort

    To raise public awareness on wildlife protection, under the Hainan Project, the Hainan Forestry Department and An’Ding County People’s government co-hosted the “Bird-Loving Weekend and World Wildlife Day” on March 21. The Hainan project is part of the greater United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) - Global Environment Facility (GEF) Wetland Protected Area System Strengthening for Biodiversity Conservation Programme­­­.

  • 20 Mar 2015
    UNDP and Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Agree on a New Partnership

    Today, Christophe Bahuet, Country Director of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, met with Pan Jiahua, Director-General of the Sustainable Development Center in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) to agree on a new partnership, initially focused on urbanization and climate change.

  • 17 Mar 2015
    Launch of “Enabling China to Prepare Its Third National Communication to the UNFCCC” Project

    On March 17th, an Inception Workshop for “Enabling China to Prepare Its Third National Communication to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change” (TNC) project was launched by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), with participation from government officials including Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Science and Technology as well as experts from Tsinghua University and National Climate Strategy Center, among others.

  • 13 Mar 2015
    Effective Partnerships May Ensure the Future of Fuel Cell Vehicles

    On March 13, UNDP China discussed a potential cooperation opportunity in Accelerating the Development and Commercialization of Fuel Cell Vehicles in China Project with representatives from Toyota and AirLiquid. The private sector is seen as being the primary driver of progress in facilitating fuel cell vehicles (FCVs)’s commercialization in China.

  • 09 Mar 2015
    UNDP Launches Chinese E-Book on Working with Civil Society in Foreign Aid

    On March 9th, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China launched a Chinese version of the e-book Working with Civil Society in Foreign Aid: Possibilities for South-South Cooperation? Originally published in English in 2013, the e-book looks closely at the potential for civil society organisations (CSOs) in developing countries to engage in South-South cooperation (SSC). Funded by Australian Aid, the e-book draws from a major UNDP China study conducted in 2012, including a number of case studies, undertaken in partnership with Chinese Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation (CAITEC).