Press Releases

  • UN Development Programme Panda Champions for Global Goals Inaugurated Jan 10, 2017

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today honoured 17 ‘Panda Champions for the Global Goals’ at a ceremony to appoint them as advocates for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) around the world.

  • Launch of ‘Geek-For-Good’ Open Design Challenge Dec 29, 2016

    China’s first ever UN-led open design challenge kicked off today in Beijing, designed to provide a platform to galvanize citizen engagement and inspire people to find tech-based innovative solutions for some of the toughest development challenges in China.

  • Equal Access to Justice for Persons with Disabilities in China Dec 2, 2016

    Persons with disabilities in China are often faced with challenging realities when seeking judicial protection to realize their basic rights, illuminated in a new report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China, ahead of the 2016 International Day of Persons with Disabilities, celebrated annually on 3 December.

  • 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.