Press Releases
  • Unleashing the Potential of Philanthropy in ChinaMay 30, 2016The 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.

  • Showcasing the Future of China’s Green Vehicle TechnologyMay 30, 2016An energy efficient Fuel Cell city bus was showcased today at the United Nations Compound, Beijing during United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Global Goodwill Ambassador- Michelle Yeoh’s visit to China.

  • ‘Being LGBTI in China’ Survey Report LaunchedMay 17, 2016A 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 SDGsMay 15, 2016Chengdu, 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-PacificApr 26, 2016Demographic 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 ReportApr 26, 2016If 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.

  • Green Watershed Awarded Equator Prize in BeijingApr 22, 2016The Yunnan Green Watershed Management Research and Promotion Center was celebrated as a winner of the Equator Prize 2015 at a ceremony held in Beijing, in recognition of its outstanding contribution to environmental conservation, poverty reduction and climate action. It is one of twenty-one community initiatives from across the world that were awarded the prize in 2015, selected from 1,461 nominations submitted by communities in 126 countries.

  • UNDP’s panda campaign kicked off in Korea to promote Sustainable Development GoalsApr 21, 2016Today the opening ceremony for the Global Art Exhibition of Giant Panda was held at the Samsung Everland Exhibition Hall of Giant Panda Pavilion in Yongin, South Korea. The event was supported by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), who also kicked off the Korean leg of its global Panda Naming Campaign for UNDP’s first Animal Ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • UNDP to Launch Report on People-Centered Development in Asia-PacificApr 13, 2016

  • UN Joint Statement: Family Violence Law takes a historical step forward for women’s and children’s protectionMar 4, 2016Beijing – 4th March - The UN System in China welcomed the entering into force of the Family Violence Law on March 1, marking a significant step in preventing and protecting victims of family violence in the country.