Press Releases

  • UNDP Opens SDG Knowledge Exchange in Bangkok Oct 24, 2016

    More than 150 delegates and development experts from 36 countries in Asia and the Pacific convened today in Bangkok to share expertise and ideas on how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into national plans and budgets.

  • Youth participation crucial in development: Launch of UN China "Imagine 2030" Campaign for youth in China Oct 24, 2016

    As part of the United Nations Day celebration, the launch ceremony for youth online campaign UN China “Imagine 2030” was held today at the United Nations Compound in Beijing.

  • UNDP launches groundbreaking report to harness the potential of big data to measure poverty in China Oct 17, 2016

    Using dynamic information provided by big data to measure poverty across China has the opportunity to play an increasing role to review and track of poverty according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, marking the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and China’s 3rd National Poverty Day.

  • China ‘Going Global’: Towards a New Era of Sustainable Investment Overseas Sep 30, 2016

    Responding to the growing interest from the international community on the sustainable development of Chinese enterprises overseas, participants from governments and embassies, private sector, international organizations, academia, and civil society gathered together at the United Nations Headquarter in New York, to listen to China’s voice on their experience and challenges of sustainability while operating abroad, including lessons learnt and recommendations for the future.

  • UNDP, Baoshang Bank to Foster Entrepreneurship and Innovation Among Youth Sep 29, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the China-based Baoshang Bank today announced a new partnership to fund and nurture entrepreneurship and innovation among youth in Asia and the Pacific.

  • 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.