Press Releases
  • Empowering Ethnic Minority Women for Cultural Industrial Development through Community-based ApproachFeb 2, 2016Beijing, 2 February 2016–Today the report Empowering Ethnic Minority Women for Cultural Industrial Development through Community-based Approach was soft-launched by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, along with an expert consultation workshop, in collaboration with China Women Development Foundation, and Mary Kay China at the All China Women’s Federation in Beijing.

  • UNDP Launches Global Naming Campaign for Its First Animal Goodwill AmbassadorsJan 17, 2016Today in Chengdu the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China designated its two pandas to officially become the first-ever animal Goodwill Ambassadors and also began a global search for 'UNDP Panda Envoys' as part of the global naming campaign for the pandas. The ceremony and launch event were hosted by the Chengdu Panda Base.

  • UNDP welcomes the launch of the Asian Infrastructure Investment BankJan 15, 2016The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) congratulates the People’s Republic of China and all other Founding Members of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) on the successful launch of the Bank in Beijing today.

  • UNDP Engages the Private Sector to Become the Driving Force for Sustainable Development in ChinaJan 12, 2016Beijing, 12 January – A Private Sector Advisory Board for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China was launched today in Beijing to bring together some of China’s most influential business minds across industries to collaborate, provide insights and mobilize resources to assist and promote the universally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

  • Launch of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework 2016-2020: A renewed commitment to strengthen UN-China collaborationJan 12, 201612 January, Beijing- The United Nations (UN) System in China in partnership with the Government of China today launched the new United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for the People’s Republic of China 2016-2020.

  • Guiding Chinese Cities on The Path of Sustainable UrbanisationDec 29, 2015Today a ground-breaking report evaluating Chinese cities’ performance in sustainable development was launched in Beijing during the 2015 International Forum on Sustainable Cities in China. Entitled “The 2015 China Sustainable Cities Report: Measuring Ecological and Human Development”, the report creatively explores how to solve the urban development challenges facing China and emphasizes that the average performance of all 35 cities on the Urban Ecological Input Index (EUII) has improved since 2014.

  • If Africa Builds Nests, Will The Birds Come?Dec 18, 2015A United Nations report was launched today to examine the key factors that determine the success of the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in China and African countries during the international symposium on “Industrial Parks and Globalization: Experience Sharing between China and Africa”, co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China and Tsinghua University School of Social Sciences.

  • Supporting Africa to Ride the Chinese Lion of IndustrializationDec 8, 2015Today during the 1st sub-forum of the Forum on China-Africa Co-operation on poverty reduction, The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), representatives of the Made in Africa Initiative and the Finance Center for South-South Cooperation (FCSSC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support sustainable and inclusive industrial development in Africa.

  • 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.