Press Releases
  • Unleashing the Potential of Philanthropy in China May 30, 2016

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China held an event to showcase its current work in the philanthropy sector, reflecting on a UNDP report entitled ‘Unleashing the Potential of Philanthropy in China”, and announcing a new partnership between UNDP and Tencent to conduct a study to explore philanthropy in the digital age. The event was attended by UNDP Global Goodwill Ambassador, award-winning actress, Michelle Yeoh.

  • ‘Being LGBTI in China’ Survey Report Launched May 17, 2016

    A report based on a survey of nearly 30,000 respondents from all provinces in China reflecting the life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people was launched today at the United Nations Compound in Beijing to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).

  • UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador Zhou Xun meets UNDP’s Animal Ambassadors for the SDGs May 15, 2016

    Chengdu, May 15– UNDP China National Goodwill Ambassador, actress Zhou Xun traveled to the Chengdu Panda Base this weekend to meet with her newest fellow UNDP Ambassadors, the UNDP Animal Ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs), the Qing He panda twins. Zhou Xun lent her support to the current UNDP Global Panda Naming Campaign and Search for Panda Champions for the Global Goals, as well as calling for awareness and action on the SDGs.

  • UNDP: Fastest Population Shift in History Means Make or Break for Asia-Pacific Apr 26, 2016

    Demographic change in Asia and the Pacific is happening at a rate the world has never seen. An explosion in the working age population and a fall in birth rates that took a century in Europe are happening here in just 30 years.

  • Long-term planning essential to deal with unprecedented demographic transition, says UNDP Asia-Pacific Human Development Report Apr 26, 2016

    If countries do not start planning for this demographic transition, they will miss out on a unique opportunity to boost growth and investments for the future, says the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in its latest Regional Human Development Report. They also risk a surge in youth frustration, exacerbating instability and conflict.

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