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  • 22 Sep 2013
    Seminar on Systems and Reforms of Social Public Services

    The seminar on Administrative System Reform of Public Service Units was held in Beijing on 22 September 2013. Co-organised by the China Research Society for Public Sector Reform, the United Nations Development Programme, the Chinese Public Administration Society, the China Society of Administration Reform, and the China Welfare Lottery Issuing and Management Centre, this Seminar brought together government officials, local practitioners, representatives from research institutions, think tanks, and leading scholars from selected countries to exchange ideas on improving public and social services provision.

  • 30 Aug 2013
    UNDP China launches official WeChat account

    The United Nations Development Programme today announced the launch of its official account on WeChat, one of the largest social media platforms in the world with around 400 million users.

  • 28 Aug 2013
    Helen Clark tours UNDP project sites around Beijing

    Following yesterday’s National Human Development Report launch in Beijing, Helen Clark spent today touring several UNDP project sites around Beijing after a morning meeting with Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi.

  • 27 Aug 2013
    UNDP China launches 2013 National Human Development Report on Sustainable Cities

    China’s accelerating urbanisation is approaching a critical stage, and how this is managed will have wide ramifications for the outcomes many of China’s present development challenges, according to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China’s 2013 National Human Development Report (NHDR), launched today.

  • 18 Aug 2013
    UNDP hosts Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender In Asia China Community Dialogue

    Today saw the conclusion of a three day event in which UNDP hosted a China Community Dialogue on the theme of Being Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) in Asia.

  • 29 Jul 2013
    UNDP and Tibet strengthen ties

    A six-day field mission to Lhasa, Tibet by the United Nations Development Programme and China International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges to meet with government and project counterparts in Tibet was concluded today.

  • 09 Jul 2013
    China-Africa Poverty Reduction and Development Conference convened in Hangzhou

    The event convened more than 70 representatives from China and Africa, including those from 15 African Governments, universities and businesses, as well as representatives from international organisations including UNDP and the World Bank.

  • 01 Jul 2013
    UNDP hosts "Interpreting the Chinese Dream: Challenges facing the New Leadership" policy dialogue

    A policy dialogue on “Interpreting the Chinese Dream: Challenges Facing the New Leadership” was held in the United Nations Compound in Beijing. In attendance were the Austrian, Brazilian and Philippine ambassadors to China, representatives from country embassies and officials from a wide range of interested international organisations.

  • 30 Jun 2013
    Under-Secretary-General opens symposium on think-tank development

    United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Mr. Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal attended the “Think Tank Building the Foundation of China Dream Symposium,” sponsored by UNDP, the China Regional Development and Reform Institute and the Expert Committee on Distinguished Experts of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas.

  • 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.