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  • Connectivity Reshapes the Philanthropy Landscape in China Sep 24, 2016

    ‘The connectivity of smartphone users in China has fundamentally enhanced transparency and participation and reshaped the philanthropy landscape in China’ was the key message presented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and internet giant, Tencent at the United Nations ‘Digital Zone’ during the General Assembly week. The presentation was an opportunity to engage the media, key innovators and the public with digital philanthropy in China and its potential to help achieve the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

  • UNDP and China to Cooperate on Belt and Road Initiative Sep 19, 2016

    New York – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the People’s Republic of China signed today a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly during Premier Li Keqiang’s visit.

  • Connecting Today. CreatingTomorrow. Sep 18, 2016

    One year on from the historic launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a dynamic community convened at Peking University today to discuss solutions for the greatest challenges of our time at the 2016 China Social Good Summit, organized by Peking University and jointly supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Youth Engagement and Innovation to Promote Sustainable Development Sep 1, 2016

    A new initiative was jointly launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and China Merchants New Energy (CMNE), designed to promote public consciousness about environmental-friendly technologies and sustainable development, as well as to encourage youth participation in innovation enterprises for social good.

  • Launch of China National Human Development Report 2016 Aug 22, 2016

    China has made great progress in human development, yet must continue deepening its reforms and encouraging social innovation to ensure that human development is inclusive and equal and benefits all members in society, says the United Nations Development Programme in its 2016 Human Development Report, launched today in Beijing.

  • Engaging Citizens to Shape a Better World: UNDP launches online course to raise public awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals in China Aug 4, 2016

    To raise public awareness on the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and help China reach the goals and targets set forth by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China today launched its Massive Open Online Course on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development Goals (UNDP SDG MOOC) developed in cooperation with NetEase Media, as the first knowledge product to combine the global Agenda and China’s current situation.

  • UN Secretary-General Emphasizes South-South Cooperation for a Clean Energy Future Jul 9, 2016

    Today the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visited the International Centre for Small Hydro Power (ICSHP) in Hangzhou, as part of his official visit to China.

  • United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Visits China 2016 (Live Updates) Jul 7, 2016
  • United Nations Secretary-General visit China from 6-10 July Jul 4, 2016

    On Wednesday, 6 July, the Secretary-General will arrive in Beijing, China, from New York. The following day, he will meet with President Xi Jinping as well as other senior officials, including Premier Li Keqiang, State Councillor Yang Jiechi and Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

  • Go Green and Keep the Blue Cool Jun 15, 2016

    An event themed Going Green-Keeping the Blue Cool was held at the United Nations Compound to advocate the importance of green technology to change old patterns of development and lifestyle towards a more environmental friendly society.