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  • A Vision for Sustainable, Inclusive and Resilient Chinese Cities Dec 1, 2016

    An assessment tool for Chinese cities has been developed to measure poverty, pollution, resource consumption and the environment to help drive urban development towards more inclusive and resilient future, in a new report by The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China.

  • UNDP launches report on Internet Philanthropy in China Nov 23, 2016

    ‘Internet philanthropy has the potential to transform the philanthropic sector and contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) was the key message highlighted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China at the launch of their new report today.

  • Businesses To Play Greater Role In New Development Era In Asia-Pacific, Says UNDP At Responsible Business Forum Nov 23, 2016

    At the fifth Responsible Business Forum, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today called on business leaders to take a greater role in the new development era in order to support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • United Nations Development Programme appoints actor Zhao Wei as National Goodwill Ambassador Nov 21, 2016

    Kaili, 20 November, 2016 – Today acclaimed Chinese actress and film director Zhao Wei was appointed the National Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China. In her new role, the actress will focus on raising awareness for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular highlighting poverty reduction and gender equality.

  • Asia’s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore Nov 14, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business & sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies, NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016.

  • Belt and Road- New Path to Regional Development Nov 10, 2016

    2016 High-Level Policy Forum on Global Governance was held today in Beijing to explore the modalities of the Belt and Road Initiative and its synergies with the existing global governance system, in particular the potential linkages between the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • 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.