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  • 18 Jul 2014
    Cycling for A Greener World

    The United Nations system in China teamed up with China Bicycle Association (CBA) and other partners to promote an environmentally-friendly transport mode with a cycling event around the Sanlitun area in Beijing today.

  • 11 Jun 2014
    DRC-UNDP Host Dissemination Workshop on Social Welfare

    Today, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and China’s Development Research Center of the State Council (DRC) hosted a dissemination workshop on a joint social welfare study entitled “Establishing an Integrated, Equitable and Inclusive Social Welfare System.”

  • 10 Jun 2014
    "A Call for Low-Carbon Life" : A Public Service Announcement

    Promoting the idea of a low-carbon lifestyle to Chinese citizens, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), German International Cooperation (GIZ), World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Beijing representative office, Zhenfa New Energy and China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC), are jointly sponsoring the filming and production of a Public Service Announcement (PSA) themed “A Call for Low-Carbon Life.

  • 05 Jun 2014
    United Nations Public Service Announcement Urges Global Citizens to Think Green: UNDP unveils first-ever animated PSA on World Environment Day

    To mark World Environment Day, UNDP today launched its first-ever animated Public Service Announcement (PSA) in China on the topic of green consumption and an accompanying social media campaign to promote environmental awareness.

  • 03 Jun 2014
    UNDP and MOFA jointly host Workshop on Post-2015 Process

    UNDP hosted a workshop on the post-2015 development process in cooperation with the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Beijing on 3 June 2014. The workshop sought to discuss the current status of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), as well as the agenda-setting process for the new agenda for 2015 and beyond that is currently still in development. In addition, themes of the new agenda were discussed with an emphasis on the role that China can take in the ongoing process.

  • 15 May 2014
    Task Force sets agenda for second Global Governance Forum

    Building on the success of the first Global Governance Forum held jointly by UNDP China and the China Center for International Economic Exchange (CCIEE) in 2012, an Advance Task Force meeting for a second Global Governance Forum was organized on the 5th of May 2014.

  • 24 Mar 2014
    Workshop for South-South Cooperation Providers prepares nations for major aid effectiveness debate

    This workshop brings together countries actively engaged in South-South cooperation to discuss their perspectives on the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC). Information provided during the event will help participating countries better contribute to debates and formulation of key messages at the First High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership, which will be held from 15-16 April in Mexico.

  • 17 Mar 2014
    Top academic speaks on climate change and discusses groundbreaking report

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

  • 22 Jan 2014
    UN opens global call for nominations to identify local sustainable development solutions that can change the world

    A United Nations-led partnership that “shines a spotlight” on local sustainable development innovations today launched its global call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2014.

  • 05 Dec 2013
    UNV participates in 2013 International Volunteering Expo

    The 2013 International Volunteering Expo kicked off on December 5, 2013 in Beijing. The expo was co-hosted by China Communist Youth League Beijing Committee, Beijing Volunteer Federation (BVF) and Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), and steered by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Volunteers (UNV) Programme, and China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE).

  • 17 Oct 2013
    Global Forum Promotes Dialogue, Urges Anti-Poverty Action

    A high-level forum kicked off today in Beijing to mark the 21st International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, convening top government officials, international development experts, and renowned scholars including a Nobel Prize-winning economist, for idea-sharing sessions on how to accelerate local and global anti-poverty action against the backdrop of rapid urbanization.

  • 22 Sep 2013
    Social Activism's Digital Revolution: UNDP, Gates Foundation co-host 2013 Social Good Summit

    UNDP and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today closed the China chapter of the 2013 Social Good Summit with an interactive theme of “Youth + Technology”, which engaged the public in idea-sharing via social media.

  • 11 Sep 2013
    UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark completes official visit to China

    United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark concluded a week-long visit to China today. Since arriving in China on 27 August, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark engaged in a busy schedule of bilateral meetings with state leaders, national counterparts, visiting development projects and participating in the opening session of the China-Eurasia Expo in Urumqi, Xinjiang.

  • 29 Aug 2013
    UNDP: China and other developing countries should be given a bigger say in the global decision-making process

    A report published today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China and the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) calls for significant reform to global governance institutions to afford better representation to emerging nations.

  • 27 Aug 2013
    Unprecedented pace of urbanization presents challenges and opportunities to China, says 2013 National Human Development Report

    China’s accelerating urbanisation is approaching a critical stage, and how this is managed will have wide ramifications for the outcomes of 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 in Beijing.

  • 27 May 2013
    UNDP pilot steps up a level to nationwide coverage

    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).

  • 14 Mar 2013
    “Rise of South” transforming global power balance, says 2013 Human Development Report

    The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Asia-Pacific to comprise two-thirds of global middle class by 2030, Report says

    The 2013 Human Development Report—The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World—analyses more than 40 developing countries that have made striking human development gains in recent years.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Human Development Index in 2013 Report shows major gains since 2000 in most countries of South

    Norway, Australia and the United States lead the rankings of 187 countries and territories in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), while conflict-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and drought-stricken Niger have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement of national achievement in health, education and income, published today in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.