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  • 19 May 2014
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Visits China (Live Updates)

    The Secretary-General's visit to China comes with a busy itinerary including meetings with China's top leadership and attendance of the international summit on the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA).

  • 15 May 2014
    Equality and Diversity at the Heart of Sustainable Development

    Recently, at the meeting of the International Olympic Committee in Sochi, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon took a stand against homophobia and transphobia, declaring, “We must all raise our voices against attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) or intersex people. We must oppose the arrests, imprisonments and discriminatory restrictions they face. Hatred of any kind must have no place in the 21st century.”

  • 12 May 2014
    New South-South Cooperation Project between China and Ghana to Focus on Transfer of Technical and Management Skills

    Centering on promotion of the UN’s Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) initiative, the new China-Ghana South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer (RETT) project aims to enable coherent cooperation between China and Ghana and ensure a more holistic transfer of renewable energy technologies from China to Ghana.

  • 09 May 2014
    UNDP attends Water Stewardship Workshop in Shanghai

    Designed for replenishment by underground water supplies, the Lotus Lake Wetlands faced a shortage of water resources and deterioration of its water environment.

  • 08 May 2014
    UNDP Hosts Rule of Law Roundtable, Launches Annual Report on Judicial Reform in China

    2013 was a pivotal year for rule of law in China, which saw greater priority placed on judicial reform and the abolition of re-education through labour. These were topics discussed at the Rule of Law Roundtable hosted by UNDP China, together with the Ford Foundation.

  • 04 May 2014
    UN at Midi Music Festival: Storms, Spectacle, and Spreading the Word on Green

    2014 marks the UN’s first-ever collaboration with Midi Music Festival, China’s largest rock and modern music event. The dedicated UN Stage, also Midi’s main stage, showcased a variety of musical performances and strong international colour, with bands from China, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Canada, and Morocco braving the freezing weather to ensure an unforgettable musical experience for fans.

  • 26 Apr 2014
    China and EU prepare for Paris 2015

    A panel discussion hosted by the United Nations Theme Group on Climate Change and Environment (UNTGCCE) was held at the UN Compound in Beijing on 25 April 2014, with Connie Hedegaard, European Union Climate Action Commissioner, among the distinguished guests.

  • 25 Apr 2014
    UNDP meets with representatives from Macao, reviews sustainable forest management project achievements and goals

    The annual Project Steering Committee (PSC) meeting of the UNDP-Macao Initiative for Carbon Sequestration through Sustainable Forest Management took place on 25 April 2014 in Beijing. A representative of the donor, the government of Macao SAR, joined the meeting, during which the 2013 achievements of the project and the work plan for 2014 were reviewed.

  • 25 Apr 2014
    UNDP hosts first Technology and Development event

    UNDP China hosted its first Technology and Development-themed event, an interactive discussion and dinner convening leaders and innovators from different fields, in Beijing on 24 April 2014.

  • 21 Apr 2014
    China International Urbanization Forum 2014 held in Shanghai

    China International Urbanization Forum 2014 was held in Shanghai from 17 to 20 April. The forum was attended by over 500 guests including Chinese and international mayors, government officials, experts and scholars, entrepreneurs, and assorted media.

  • 20 Apr 2014
    Getting down and dirty in the efforts to go green

    The sky was gray when the workforce left the relative comfort of the bus. Once outside the workforce shuffled along to the edge of the forest, where the mixed group of people, including many women and children, gathered around to receive instructions on how to use the assorted shovels and pickaxes that lay in front of them.

  • 20 Apr 2014
    UNDP participates in Forum on Government Procurement of Public Services

    Organized by the China Society for Public Sector Reform and the Hainan Provincial Commission Office for Public Sector Reform, the Forum on Government Procurement of Public Services was held in Haikou on 19 April 2014.

  • 18 Apr 2014
    UNDP supports conversion to non-ozone-depleting refrigerant in demonstration project

    New team representatives Jacques van Engels and William Kwan, from the Montreal Protocol Unit at UNDP headquarters, and Balaji Natarajan, from the UNDP Asia-Pacific Regional Centre (APRC), visited the Tsinghua Tongfang Company on 18 April 2014.

  • 17 Apr 2014
    Regional anti-trafficking project UN-ACT launches in Beijing

    UN-ACT aims to support policy and operational responses to human trafficking within the Greater-Mekong Sub-region, which features some of the most extensive and specific patterns of migration and human trafficking.

  • 16 Apr 2014
    UNDP China contributes to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation High Level Meeting (HLM) in Mexico

    UN-ACT aims to support policy and operational responses to human trafficking within the Greater-Mekong Sub-region, which features some of the most extensive and specific patterns of migration and human trafficking.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    BRESL project to expand in potential new initiative abroad

    On 2 April 2014, the China Delegation led by Mr. Xie Ji, Deputy Director General of the Department of Resource Conservation and Environment Protection of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), visited the Myanmar government and UNDP Myanmar in Rangoon. The objective of the visit was to expand the main achievements of the Barrier Removal to the Cost Effective Development and Implementation of Energy Efficiency Standards and Labeling Project (BRESL), a regional project jointly carried out by NDRC and UNDP, with six countries involved: Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

  • 02 Apr 2014
    Helping to Save “the Kidneys of the Earth”: Main Streams of Life (MSL) – The Wetland Protected Area System Strengthening Programme

    Wetlands play an important ecological and socioeconomic role. Covering 6% of the world’s land surface and holding approximately 12% of the global carbon pool, wetlands are vitally important for ecosystems and carbon sequestration, providing key habitats for flora and fauna.

  • 21 Mar 2014
    Launch of the World Water Development Report 2014: “Water and Energy”

    The World Water Development Report, “Water and Energy,” was launched today at UNDP in Beijing to mark World Water Day. The report was prepared by UN-Water, a unique collaboration within the UN focusing on freshwater resources, sanitation and water-related disasters, and contains insights on how to approach freshwater issues.

  • 18 Mar 2014
    China and India launch report on low carbon development

    The China-India low carbon study report, entitled Low Carbon Development in China and India: Issues and Strategies, was officially launched 18 March 2014.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    Pre-launch of groundbreaking report between China and India on climate change held

    Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), today addressed Chinese and international experts on global climate change issues, at an event organized by UNDP China which also featured a discussion of a groundbreaking report between China and India on low carbon collaboration.