Press Releases

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  • 20 May 2015
    UNDP establishes new strategic partnership with Letv

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and LeTV today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to formalise a new strategic partnership. This partnership will see both sides work together in a series of initiatives, initially to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.

  • 14 May 2015
    UNDP joins Athletics for a Better World to begin 100 day countdown to Beijing Championships

    Staff from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) joined Athletics for a Better World (ABW) today to take part in a 5km running event at the Bird’s Nest Stadium in Beijing to mark 100 days until the World Athletics Championships are held in the city.

  • 08 May 2015
    UNDP Launches Global Campaign against POPs in Geneva

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today launched POPs Hunter, its first-ever bilingual smartphone game, as part of an international campaign to promote the elimination of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) – or #StopthePOPs – in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • 07 May 2015
    UNDP Co-hosts 2015 Annual Rule of Law Roundtable

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ford Foundation today convened the 2015 iteration of the annual Rule of Law Roundtable, bringing together 46 representatives of 30 organisations from government, the international community and academia for discussions around this year’s theme of the environment and the law, in particular key issues relating to Environmental Public Interest Litigation (EPIL) in China.

  • 29 Apr 2015
    Head of UNDP Helen Clark to Visit China

    It was announced today that United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark will travel to China for an official visit from 3-5 May 2015.

  • 14 Apr 2015
    New Report Sheds Light on China’s Climate Public Expenditure

    Today United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a report entitled Climate Public Expenditure and Institutional Review (CPEIR) in China. The report contributes to the provision of information and the formulation of policies related to climate change in China.

  • 09 Mar 2015
    Online Course and Scholarship for Civil Society Capacity Building Launched in Beijing

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today in Beijing launched Building Capacity of CSOs in China, an online e-course and scholarship programme to deliver expert training and qualifications to people studying or working in Chinese Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).

  • 24 Feb 2015
    Sweden, USAID and UNDP Renew Support for LGBT Rights in Asia

    The embassies of Sweden and the United States to Thailand, along with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP), launched a $8 million regional project to help safeguard the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Southeast and East Asia in Bangkok today.

  • 17 Feb 2015
    China's MDG Success Provides An Example for Others Says New UNDP Report

    With one-fifth of the world’s population, China has greatly contributed to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals worldwide, according to a new UNDP report.

  • 26 Jan 2015
    Innovation, Scaling, Partnerships - UNDP launches Regional Report: ‘Achieving Development Results in Asia and the Pacific, 2013-2014’

  • 19 Dec 2014
    UN Statement on HIV-child Issue in Sichuan

    The United Nations is deeply concerned by reports of a child living with HIV in Xichong County, Sichuan Province, being discriminated against and stigmatized by health care providers and many others in his community.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    China National Human Development Report 2015 Inception Workshop Held in Beijing

    Research and formulation of the 2015 China National Human Development Report (NHDR) formally kicked off today at the inception & national consultation workshop held in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China compound.

  • 16 Dec 2014
    Inception Workshop for Payment for Watershed Services Project

    The inception workshop of the Payment for the Watershed Services in the Chishui River Basin for the Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity project (The Chishui PWS project) was hosted on December 16, 2014. This project is formulated under UNDP’s partnership with Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO)/Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP), and implemented by Environmental Protection Department of Guizhou Province.

  • 02 Dec 2014
    China Bolsters International Response to Ebola with USD $6 Million Donation

    On behalf of the Chinese Government, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) signed into agreement a pledge of USD $6 million to the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) made to support the outbreak which has affected 1.3 million people in West Africa and beyond.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    UNDP Co-Hosts The 14th China Photovoltaic Conference

    The 14th China Photovoltaic Conference (CPVC14), jointly hosted by UNDP, the China Renewable Energy Society and the China National Renewable Energy Centre was launched on November 19.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    Countries in Africa and China Renew their Commitment to Jointly Eliminate Poverty

    Concluding a large gathering to share experiences on reducing poverty, African and Chinese officials today called for a deepening of the partnership between the two partners.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to Visit China to Discuss Access to Financial Services

    From Monday 24 November to Friday 28 November, Her Majesty Queen Máxima will visit China in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. China is taking various measures to improve access to financial services, so as to provide greater opportunities for low-income groups and small-scale farms and businesses.

  • 31 Oct 2014
    China-International Urban Development Forum Aims for Sustainability

    To mark the first World Cities Day, the China-International Urban Development Forum: Towards a Sustainable Future was held today at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Concluding Workshop on Innovative Ethnic Minorities Project

    Today marks the conclusion of a project aimed to provide alternative livelihood opportunities for ethnic minority communities through innovative ways of cultural products development. The project was a joint effort initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with the State Ethnic Affairs Commission (SEAC) and the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange (CICETE) in 2006.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    69 Years of UN’s Achievements and Efforts Commemorated

    As part of global celebrations on the founding of the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945, the United Nations (UN) in China is marking the UN’s birthday by remembering the important and noble aspirations on which the UN is built.