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  • 19 Jun 2013
    United Nations Secretary-General meets with Chinese top leadership

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon had a range of meetings with the Chinese leadership in Beijing today that covered the three pillars of the work of the United Nations - peace and security, development and human rights.

  • 18 Jun 2013
    UN Secretary-General begins China visit and greets the public through WeChat

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Beijing today to kick off a four-day official visit to China, and began his visit by launching a new UN social media account.

  • 05 Jun 2013
    UNDP and Supreme People’s Court renew ties to cooperate on judicial reform and rule of law

    UNDP China Resident Representative Ms. Renata Dessallien met with Mr. Zhou Qiang, newly-appointed President of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) in Beijing.

  • 27 May 2013
    UNDP anti-pesticide pilot scaled up nationwide

    The Ministry of Agriculture launched today in Beijing a new national plan to promote an eco-friendly alternative technology to replace the agricultural use of the harmful pesticide Dicofol across China by 2015, based on a pilot project run by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 21 May 2013
    UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative’s meets with new Greater Tumen Initiative Consultative Commission Chairman

    On 21 May, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to China Ms. Renata Dessallien met with the newly appointed Chair of the Consultative Commission (CC) of the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI), a long-standing intergovernmental cooperation mechanism between four countries including the People’s Republic of China, Mongolia, the Republic of Korea and the Russian Federation. During this meeting, the strategic priorities and future development path of the GTI were discussed.

  • 14 May 2013
    UNDP and China Law Society launch joint research project on China after closing the re-education through labour system

    UNDP China Resident Representative Ms. Renata Dessallien met with Mr. Chen Jiping, Secretary of Party Committee and Vice President of the China Law Society (CLS) at CLS offices in Beijing.

  • 13 May 2013
    Development and Humanity” China-Africa event launched in Beijing

    Ms. Renata Dessallien, UNDP Resident Representative in China, delivered a speech at the opening ceremony. She stressed the deep linkages between development and humanitarian work and expressed hope that the two would have “a long and happy marriage”.

  • 11 May 2013
    UNDP joins high-level discussion on Public Sector Reform in Henan

    The 5th Annual Meeting of the China Society for Public Sector Reform and a seminar on Government Responsibility System took place on 11 May in Zhengzhou, Henan. UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in China Ms. Renata Dessallien addressed the event and joined other participants in exchanging views on how a government responsibility system should be established to help reach the public administration reform targets set at the 17th and 18th Party Congresses and in the 7th round of government reform starting in March 2013.

  • 09 May 2013
    UNDP Bridges Small Ethnic Minority Communities to Upscale International Markets

    The Mosuo are a matriarchic community living on the border of Sichuan and Yunnan provinces around Lake Lugu, where geographic isolation acts as a major hurdle to development and the pursuit of economic prosperity. Moreover, as they struggle with poverty the Mosuo are also hard-pressed to preserve their unique cultural identity.

  • 08 May 2013
    UNDP Supports 1st China (Shanghai) International Technology Fair

    The 1st China (Shanghai) international Technology Fair (CSITF), jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Science & Technology, State Intellectual Property Office and the Shanghai Municipal People’s Government, was held on 8-11 May 2013 in Shanghai. Under the theme of “innovation-Driven Development, Intellectual Property Protection and Technology Trade Promotion” the CSITF provided an important opportunity for the exhibition and promotion of new technology as well as promoting technological trade services.

  • 06 May 2013
    UNDP and DRC design joint welfare study

    The inception workshop for a joint research project by the Development Research Centre (DRC) of the State Council and UNDP was held on 6 May 2013 at the UN Compound in Beijing. The study - entitled "Strategies to Promote an Integrated, Coordinated and Equitable Social Welfare System in China" - aims to provide policy recommendations for addressing social fragmentation and several other key issues with the country's social welfare system. It is a continuation of UNDP's longstanding efforts to assist the Chinese government to tackle inequality.

  • 30 Apr 2013
    HNA Charity Night

    UNDP China entered a new public-private partnership with HNA Group at a charity event hosted by the company on 28 April in Haikou, Hainan Province. Deputy Country Director Patrick Haverman was in attendance as a part of a star-studded guest list that included notable figures in the charity and business sectors as well as well-known singers, actors and other public figures.

  • 17 Apr 2013
    Rule of Law Donors’ Roundtable 2013

    April 17 saw UNDP China host the 2013 Rule of Law Donors Roundtable, co-organised with the Ford Foundation. The Country Office welcomed over 50 participants from 27 embassies, development partners and civil society organisations to discuss China's developmental state with regard to the rule of law under the theme of "Constitutionalism" and exchange information about rule of law development projects and initiatives.

  • 10 Apr 2013
    Professor Li Shi’s policy dialogue on income distribution in China

    Last month UNDP welcomed Professor Li Shi, "Changjiang Scholar" Distinguished Professor of Ministry of Education and Professor at the School of Economics and Management of Beijing Normal University to hold a policy dialogue with UNDP staff and selected guests at the UN compound in Beijing.

  • 28 Mar 2013
    High-level roundtable held to discuss the 2013 Human Development Report

    A high level roundtable meeting on 2013's Human Development Report "Rise of the South - Human Progress in a Diverse World" was held on Thursday in Beijing. Mr. Khalid Malik, Head of the Human Development Report Office at UNDP HQ, Mr. Cheng Siwei, Mr. Christophe Bahuet, Country Director of UNDP China, Mr. Lu Mai, Mr. Chi Fulin, and more than 40 representatives from government and think tanks participated in discussions on South-South cooperation and the changing global role of China in light of the 2013Human Development Report's findings.

  • 15 Mar 2013
    2013 Human Development Report Launch

    UNDP China took part today in the worldwide launch of the 2013 Human Development Report. Produced by the UN, the report is a yearly stock-taking of global human development progress and contains a wealth of data, paramount among which is the Human Development Index (HDI) - a composite measurement of development that takes in more than economic indicators alone.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    2nd National Consultation on the Post-2015 Development Agenda held in Beijing

    The second round of consultations in China on the Post-2015 Development Agenda took place on Monday in Beijing. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator, Zhang Xiao'an, Vice President of the United Nations Association, and more than 100 representatives from social organizations, UN agencies and government agencies participated in discussion of what the global development roadmap should look like after the conclusion of the Millennium Development Goals'(MDGs) lifespan.

  • 17 Feb 2013
    UNDP mission to Ghana finds encouraging examples during school visit

    UNDP China personnel have completed a recent mission to Ghana from 17-28 February. The trip looked at how Chinese renewable technologies could be used to meet Ghana's local needs for affordable and effective off-grid energy solutions. During its time in the country the team was able to visit staff and pupils at the Methodist Senior Girls' boarding school in Manfe.

  • 17 Feb 2013
    Mission to Ghana another important step in the right direction

    UNDP China undertook a mission to Ghana from 17-28 February with a team of Chinese technology and policy experts and a representative from Ministry of Science and Technology's environment agency, ACCA21.

  • 28 Jan 2013
    Country Office wins global storytelling contest

    On January 28th at the Executive Board session in New York, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark officially launched the second edition of The Development Advocate. The publication contains 12 winning stories as per decision of an international jury from the UNDP’s second storytelling competition.