Op-Eds
  • UN Can Help Make Poverty Past Tense Sep 15, 2017

    By Nicholas Rosellini- With its efforts and achievements, China will have many successful stories to share, taking it one step closer to making poverty history. Between 2013 and last year, a total of 55.64 million people were lifted out of poverty

  • UN Will Help Consign Poverty to History Mar 12, 2017

    By Nicholas Rosellini- An ambitious goal of China’s 13th Five-year Plan (2016¬20), which entered its second year, is to eliminate extreme poverty by 2020. The progress is well on track, as 10 million people had been lifted out of poverty by the end of 2016.

  • Fighting the innovation antibodies: Three years of exploration at UNDP Asia-Pacific Mar 12, 2017

    By Haoliang Xu- For most bureaucratic organisations, innovation is not always synonymous with the way we work. Unyielding work processes, nonfungible budgets and long project cycles are not exactly conducive to being agile and innovative.

  • How Aid Now Works and Why It Still Matters Mar 12, 2017

    By Haoliang Xu, When I joined the UN in 1994, aid from rich countries to Asia-Pacific nations accounted for more than 10 per cent of all money in the region. Today that figure is less than one per cent – but aid is still indispensable.

  • A Shared Vision for Belt and Road Initiative Mar 12, 2017

    By Nicholas Rosellini- We live in a world of increasing interdependency and complexity, where international cooperation is necessary, however increasingly multifaceted and complicated. Global challenges such as climate change, global health and security issues require ever-higher degrees of global effort and collaboration if they are to be overcome. This calls for new ideas on how to make global governance work better for all countries and people.

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