Improving Livelihoods of Ethnic Minority Women Shapes Development of Family and CommunityNov 24, 2015Beijing, 24th Nov 2015- United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed a partnership agreement in Beijing with the Huayi Brothers Foundation to contribute towards ethnic minority women empowerment and development. This is part of a wider UNDP targeted poverty alleviation project, which aims for the poorest and most vulnerable in ethnic minority regions increasingly to participate in and benefit more equitably from China’s social and economic development through their traditional skills and crafts.
Innovative Ideas For DevelopmentNov 24, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with globally renowned franchise TEDxBejijing, today agreed to a long-term partnership to promote innovative ideas for development and enable Chinese voices to contribute to the global dialogue on making the world a better place.
New Evidence Released on the Impacts of Chinese Companies OverseasNov 10, 2015Chinese enterprises are assuming an increasingly prominent role overseas, with Chinese outward direct investment (ODI) rising at an average rate of 36.4% each year since 2000. Yet, while welcome in principle by developing countries, the story about the impact of Chinese companies operating overseas has often been misunderstood. A new report, the 2015 Report on the Sustainable Development of Chinese Enterprises Overseas was today launched in Beijing to investigate and counterbalance this narrative, with ground-breaking new evidence.
UNDP and Baidu Launched Green Alliance to Step up E-waste Recycling ServiceNov 4, 2015United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Baidu launched today the ‘Baidu Recycle Green Service Alliance’ to support the app Baidu Recycle, an innovative smart phone light app that connects individuals disposing of electronic waste with dismantling and recycling companies. This new alliance, launched during the Urban Mining Expo which opened today in Shanghai, aims to scale up the Baidu Recycle by attracting key stakeholders in recycling and dismantling, as well as electronic manufacturers to build an internet-based nationwide e-waste management ecosystem.
Naming Campaign Launched for UNDP’s Twin PambassadorsOct 24, 2015The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in collaboration with the Chengdu Panda Base, have today launched a social media campaign to name two baby panda twins, which have been donated as Pamassadors for UNDP in China. Worldwide these are UNDP’s first animal ambassadors
Global Event Turns The World Blue To Mark 70th Anniversary of United NationsOct 23, 2015On 24 October, more than 200 iconic monuments, buildings, museums, bridges and other landmarks in more than 60 countries around the world will be lit up blue – the official color of the United Nations, as part of a global campaign to commemorate UN Day and the 70th anniversary of the United Nations.
On International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN calls for ending extreme poverty to be top priorityOct 16, 2015Ahead of International Day for Eradication of Poverty and China’s 2nd National Poverty Day, the United Nations said ending extreme poverty by 2030 must be a top priority for all nations, as part of their global commitment to the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. It also welcomed the ambitious poverty reduction plan launched by the Government of China this week to eliminate poverty by the end of 2020.
Media Alert: Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Chair of the United Nations Development Group, to visit BeijingOct 14, 2015Ms. Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme, Chair of the United Nations Development Group will visit China from 15th to 17th October
Panda twins raise Flag 7 for Clean Energy in Chengdu to support the UN Global Goals for Sustainable DevelopmentOct 2, 2015In support of the Global Goals campaign, 17 flags representing the 17 global goals are being raised in iconic locations across the world. Goal 7 – Affordable and Clean Energy for All - was raised by 3 month old giant pandas, Keda and Kexiao, the first pair of giant panda twins to be born in the world this year, at the Chengdu Research Panda Base of Giant Panda Breeding (or simply Chengdu Panda Base), Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
Smartphone app to turn e-trash into hard cash in China is among winning innovations at global Solutions SummitSep 29, 2015A smartphone app in China, that earns cash for households that safely dispose of electronic waste, is among 14 winning innovations showcased at the global Solutions Summit held in New York on September 27th.
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