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  • 12 Dec 2011
    UNDP Assists in First Public Interest Litigation Case on Release of Information

    n a major breakthrough of promoting government information disclosure and transparency in China through judicial review in China, UNDP-supported All-China Environment Federation (ACEF) have successfully won the first public interest lawsuit of its kind in China.

  • 09 Dec 2011
    UNDP Co-Sponsors China’s First Food Safety Law Summit, Beijing

    On 9 December, Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, joined Mr. Li Jianguo, Vice Chairman and Secretary-General of the National People’s Congress; Mr. Luo Haocai, Vice Chairman of the 10th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Mr. Chen Jiping, Secretary-General, CPC Committee of China Law Society and Mr. Zhang Yong, Director, Food Safety Law Office of the State Council, in addressing a crowd of senior party, government and academic leaders at China’s First Food Safety Law Summit sponsored by China Law Society in Beijing.

  • 05 Dec 2011
    UNDP Showcases the Establishment of China's First National Climate Change Think-Tank at the UN Climate Change Conference (COP17) in Durban

    In the midst of the United Nations Climate Change Forum in Durban, South Africa, a side event was held on 5 December 2011 to showcase the newly formed National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Centre (NCSC). The NCSC is the first national level think-tank of its kind in China and has been heralded as a crucial breakthrough in the fight against climate change. As a platform for building partnerships and promoting the sustainable consumption of China’s dwindling natural resources, this event was attended by UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, Ms. Renata Dessallien; Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission and Head of the China Delegation to Durban, Mr. Xie Zhenhua; and Director General, Department of Personnel for the National Development and Reform Commission, Mr. Sun Lin.

  • 05 Dec 2011
    UNDP and NDRC Co-host a Side-Event on Green and Low Carbon Development at COP17

    At an official side event held on 5 December 2011 at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, leaders from China’s National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) and United Nations Development Programme gathered together to discuss China’s approach to climate change. More specifically, the agenda of this high level meeting focused on China’s policies and action plans to promote green and low carbon development, including fossil fuel consumption, carbon trading, and addressing the consequences of unbalance growth, as identified by its most recent 12th Five-Year Plan.

  • 04 Dec 2011
    Beijing Forum on the Harmony of Civilisation

    The 2011 Beijing Forum was held on 4-6 November 2011, with the theme of "The Harmony of Civilisations and Prosperity for All – Tradition and Modernity, Transition and Transformation". As a global platform for finding solutions to human development issues, the forum's 500 participants, including Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, and senior government leaders and experts from around the world, came together to discuss how to enhance academic development and social progress across the world.

  • 03 Dec 2011
    UNDP China Deputy Country Director Encourages Investing in Women Entrepreneurs, Beijing

    At the China Association of Women Entrepreneurs International Forum held at the Beijing Wanshou Hotel on 3 Dec, Ms. Silvia Morimoto, UNDP China Deputy Country Director, joined Madam Gu Xiulian, Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the 10th National People’s Congress, in addressing more than 300 women business and government leaders on the topic of women and economics. Ms. Morimoto reminded the participants that women are uniquely positioned to have the greatest impact on future economic growth, as well as, on the sustainability of our environment.

  • 02 Dec 2011
    Message from Xinhua News Agency President Li Congjun: Poverty Eradication: Media Should Do More

    This photo, taken in Sudan in 1993 by South African photojournalist Kevin Carter, offers a true look at famine, with the rapacious bird symbolizing poverty that is devouring the weak and helpless. The image has haunted me like a nightmare since the first sight and loomed larger than ever as I co-chaired, with Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of United Nations Development Program (UNDP), "Zoom-in on Poverty Global Photo Contest".

  • 01 Dec 2011
    30th anniversary of UNV in China introduction

    Following 30 years of successful operations in China, which has seen million of volunteers come out in support of major international events, such as the 2008 Beijing Olympics and countless charitable organisations around the country, Mr. Napoleon Navarro, UNDP Deputy Country Director, and Mr. Timothy Sutton, United Nations International Children's Education Fund Deputy Representative in China, joined members of the United Nations Volunteers (UNV), at a celebratory event held on 1 December 2011.

  • 28 Nov 2011
    UNDP Helps Inaugurate the 2011 China Global Compact, Beijing

    At an inaugural ceremony for the 2011 China Global Compact held on 28 November, UNDP China Deputy Country Director Silvia Morimoto congratulated the compact on its successes since its initial formation in 2009. Morimoto said, “The Global Compact is significant for the size of its membership (hundreds of the largest companies in China), and especially in its purpose and its commitment.”

  • 24 Nov 2011
    UNDP China Deputy Country Director Serves on International Panel at the 2011 China International Chamber of Commerce for the Private Sector’s International Forum, Beijing

    In a programme moderated by CCTV2’s Mr. Chen Weihong, UNDP China Deputy Country Director Silvia Morimoto discussed the importance of sustainable development and corporate social responsibility. “Socially responsible business practices can build trust, overcome conflict, and open up the prospects for long term economic relations,” Morimoto said.

  • 22 Nov 2011
    UNDP China Country Director Christophe Bahuet Addresses Participants at Meeting on Sustainable Development and Enterprise Competitiveness, Beijing

    At the the First Annual Meeting on Sustainable Development and Enterprise Competitiveness held in Beijing on 22 November, Mr. Christophe Bahuet, UNDP China Country Director, welcomed the participants and recognized the importance of such gatherings.

  • 09 Nov 2011
    UN Resident Coordinator Renata Dessallien Addresses International Green Technology Forum in Guangzhou

    On 21 November, UN Deputy Country Director Silvia Morimoto addressed an international gathering of government leaders and scientists who are in Beijing for a 21-day programme titled Seminar on Green Development and Climate Change. 100 participants attended the opening ceremony, including 70 from international organizations, embassies in Beijing, and the developing world (29 countries of from Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and 26 small island states).

  • 04 Nov 2011
    China’s Roadmap for the Phase-out of Incandescent Lamps launched in Beijing

    On 4th November 2011, a press conference was held to formally launch a ‘Roadmap’ for the phasing out of incandescent lamps in China. As part of an ongoing initiative between UNDP and the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) to replace every light bulb in China with more energy efficient alternatives, this event was attended by Mr. Xie Ji, Deputy Director-General of the NDRC and Mr. Christophe Bahuet, UNDP Country Director. The adoption of five steps to remove incandescent lamps around China represents a significant step in China’s pursuit of a green economy and society.

  • 29 Oct 2011
    International Forum on Surmounting the Middle-Income Trap

    A joint international forum entitled ‘Surmounting the Middle-Income Trap – China in the Next Decade’ was held by the China Institute of Reform and Development, Chinese International Centre for Economic and Technical Exchanges, German Agency for International Cooperation and UNDP, in Haikou, Hainan Province, on 29-30 October 2011.

  • 25 Oct 2011
    40th anniversary of the resumption of China’s lawful rights at the UN

    Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator in China, along with representatives from eight UN agencies and government officials, attended the 'Seminar to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Resumption of the Lawful Rights of China at the UN' to mark the four decades since the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution recognising the People's Republic of China as a Member State.

  • 24 Oct 2011
    United Nations Celebrates 66th Anniversary, Outlines Vision for the Future

    On the 66th Anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations, the UN System in China and UN Association (UNA) held a special commemorative ceremony in Beijing on 24 October 2011, focusing on some of the achievements and challenges facing the promotion of the UN mission of peace and security, human rights, and development, as well as the need for globally coordinated development.

  • 17 Oct 2011
    UN and China Mark International Poverty Eradication Day with Major Forum

    A high-level forum was held in Beijing on 17 October 2011 to mark the 19th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, bringing together government leaders, policy makers, development practitioners, and other members of the international community, to exchange ideas on how best to accelerate sustainable poverty reduction in China and globally. It is the fifth time that this global annual event has been held in China and this year's 2011 Global Poverty Reduction and Development Forum was attended by more than 200 representatives from over 30 countries, including Chinese Vice-Premier Hui Liangyu, and UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark.

  • 17 Oct 2011
    UNDP Appoints Ms. Tian Wei as Partnership and Communications Special Advisor

    UNDP Administrator, Ms. Helen Clark presented CCTV Anchor, Ms. Tian Wei, with a certificate of appointment as a UNDP Special Advisor on Partnership and Communications at an event held in Beijing on 17 October 2011.

  • 21 Sep 2011
    Message from Ban Ki-moon and Speech by Renata Lok-Dessallien at the 4th North-East Asia Forum on the Occasion of the International Day of Peace

    On 21 September 2011, Ms. Renata Dessallien, United Nations Resident Coordinator in China, delivered a Peace message on behalf of the UN Secretary-General during the celebration of the International Day of Peace.

  • 19 Sep 2011
    Low Carbon Campaign Encourages Greater Environmental Awareness among Drivers

    On 19 September, an event was held to mark the commencement of a one-year ‘Green Drive Action’ initiative, as part of the broader ‘China Low-Carbon Actions’ project organised by the All China Environment Federation (ACEF). In front of over 1,000 participants, representing government, environmental organisations, private sector companies and a large media presence, Secretary General of the ACEF, Mr. Zeng Xiaodong, officially launched this new programme alongside Mr Mao Rubai, ACEF Director, and Mr. Jia Feng, Director-General of the Publicity Department in the Ministry of Environmental Protection.