Press releases

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  • 11 Sep 2013
    UNDP Launches Regional Report: Leveraging Change for Better Lives

    The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) launched its Asia-Pacific Regional Report ‘Leveraging Change for Better Lives’ in New York today, highlighting a string of successful programmes implemented between 2008 and 2012 in the region.

  • 03 Sep 2013
    UNDP Administrator Helen Clark completes official visit to China

    United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark concluded a week-long visit to China today. Since arriving in China on 27 August, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark engaged in a busy schedule of bilateral meetings with state leaders, national counterparts, visiting development projects and participating in the opening session of the China-Eurasia Expo in Urumqi, Xinjiang.

  • 29 Aug 2013
    UNDP: China and other developing countries should be given a bigger say in the global decision-making process

    A report published today by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China and the China Centre for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE) calls for significant reform to global governance institutions to afford better representation to emerging nations.

  • 27 Aug 2013
    Unprecedented pace of urbanization presents challenges and opportunities to China, says 2013 National Human Development Report

    China’s accelerating urbanisation is approaching a critical stage, and how this is managed will have wide ramifications for the outcomes of many of China’s present development challenges, according to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China’s 2013 National Human Development Report (NHDR), launched today in Beijing.

  • 27 May 2013
    UNDP pilot steps up a level to nationwide coverage

    The Ministry of Agriculture launched today in Beijing a new national plan to promote an eco-friendly alternative technology to replace the agricultural use of the harmful pesticide Dicofol across China by 2015, based on a pilot project run by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Asia-Pacific to comprise two-thirds of global middle class by 2030, Report says

    The 2013 Human Development Report—The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World—analyses more than 40 developing countries that have made striking human development gains in recent years.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    Human Development Index in 2013 Report shows major gains since 2000 in most countries of South

    Norway, Australia and the United States lead the rankings of 187 countries and territories in the latest Human Development Index (HDI), while conflict-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo and drought-stricken Niger have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement of national achievement in health, education and income, published today in the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.

  • 14 Mar 2013
    “Rise of South” transforming global power balance, says 2013 Human Development Report

    The rise of the South is radically reshaping the world of the 21st century, with developing nations driving economic growth, lifting hundreds of millions of people from poverty, and propelling billions more into a new global middle class, says the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) 2013 Human Development Report.

  • 11 Mar 2013
    “The Future We Want” - National Consultation: a process towards Post-2015 Development Agenda

    The second round of consultations in China on the Post-2015 Development Agenda took place today in Beijing. Renata Dessallien, United Nations Resident Coordinator, Zhang Xiao’an, Vice President of the United Nations Association, and more than 100 representatives from social organizations, UN agencies and government agencies participated in the discussion to provide suggestions.

  • 09 Jan 2013
    North-East Asian youth adopt powerful post-2015 development vision

    51 youth representatives from China, Japan, Korea and Mongolia have today adopted a bold declaration on the future of global development entitled ‘The World We Want: A North-East Asian Youth Vision’.

  • 17 Dec 2012
    Global Governance Forum Focuses on New Rights and Duties of Developing Countries

    The 2012 High-Level Policy Forum on Global Governance was today held at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, with experts from four continents coming together to consider new roles for developing countries in international affairs. Co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme and China Centre for International Economic Exchanges, the event also focused on China’s role in the evolving architecture of global governance.

  • 17 Oct 2012
    On the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, UN calls for more investment in a common future

    United Nations officials have called for an investment in inclusive social services that are capable of reducing poverty and turning inequalities into opportunities for promoting economic growth, at a high-level forum to mark the 2012 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The event brought together more than 200 representatives from 20 countries, including government leaders, policy makers, development practitioners, and other members of the international community, to identify solutions to remaining poverty challenges in China and the world.

  • 18 Jul 2012
    UN Chief applauds Chinese participation in “ The Future We Want” campaign

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the Chinese people for joining hundreds of millions of people around the world in sharing their visions and hopes for the future at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in June, known as Rio+20. His remarks came at a UN hosted event held today in Beijing recognizing the millions of people in China who participated through social media in a global campaign called “The Future We Want”, which he personally launched in 2011.

  • 17 Jul 2012
    First stop of Ban Ki-moon’s upcoming trip to China: interaction with Weibo followers

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will start his three-day visit to China from 17 July. His first activity in Beijing is to communicate with followers of the United Nations channel on Sina Weibo, the most popular microblogging platform in Chinese.

  • 25 Jun 2012
    EC-UNDP Governance for Equitable Programme strengthens rule of law and civil society participation in China

    After five year of close cooperation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), European Union and the government of China held a closing ceremony to mark the end of the Governance for Equitable (GED) programme. Since its inception in 2007, this groundbreaking project has been supporting China in its efforts to strengthen the rule of law and ensure more people can engage in the country’s law making processes.

  • 21 Jun 2012
    Rio+20: China shares achievements from three decades of development

    In the midst of the Rio+20 Summit, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Chinese government have held three separate side-events, each reflecting one of the three pillars of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. Held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 18-20 June, these events represent a significant advancement in UNDP’s strategic partnership with China to promote and share its development experiences over the past three decades with other developing countries.

  • 20 Jun 2012
    UN launches a public-service film as Rio+20 opens, sharing the hopes of Chinese people for a sustainable future

    As world leaders gather in Brazil to hold discussions on sustainable development at Rio+20, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), together with the UN Department of the Public Information launched today a public-service film entitled “2032: The Future We Want”. The five minute film contains powerful expressions of hope and inspiration from 32 people across China, whose messages are to be broadcast to state leaders and a global audience during the UN summit.

  • 18 May 2012
    UNDP administrator concludes visit to China

    Helen Clark, Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will conclude tomorrow her official visit to China (16-19 May). As China prepares to engage with the world at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in June, Miss Clark’s presence in China signals the importance she attaches to a country that has outlined plans to cut its carbon intensity by 40- 45 percent by 2020 and enhance its natural resources management.

  • 07 May 2012
    On United Nations Weibo Campaign, Jet Li shares the future he wants

    7 May, Beijing – What kind of world you would like to live in 20 years from now? The Department of Public Information of United Nations, United Nations Development Programme and other UN agencies in China jointly launched the "The Future We Want" public-participation campaign on Sina weibo in late March. Since then, there have been nearly 50,000 users who actively participated in the event. Today, Jet Li, the Kung Fu star and founder of One Foundation, shared his expectations of the future.

  • 25 Apr 2012
    UNDP Goodwill Ambassador leads calls for a sustainable future

    25 April, Beijing — People across China were sent a powerful message today as UNDP National Goodwill Ambassador and leading actress Zhou Xun released a video message calling on the public to share their hopes for the future. The video is intended to remind people of the power of a positive vision for the future ahead of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) later this year in June.