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  • 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.

  • 12 Apr 2012
    Cartoonists from Asia-Pacific win awards on Earth Day from the UN and Government of France

    Bangkok, 19 April 2012 – Asia-Pacific cartoons depicting the effects of climate change on children, Chinese cities, the Pacific Islands and mangrove forests won a regional contest sponsored by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of France. Cartoonists from Bangladesh,China, India, Lao PDR, Palau, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines have been recognized on this year’s Earth Day for their original artwork depicting climate change and human development in Asia-Pacific countries.

  • 10 Feb 2012
    Moving in the Right Direction: Environmental Rights Services in China

    A joint press briefing was held today to announce the launch of a new 'Guide Handbook for the Maintenance of Environment Rights'. This new publication is part of a joint two-year initiative between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the All-China Environment Federation (ACEF), and is intended to encourage people to learn about and protect their legal right to a clean environment.

  • 05 Dec 2011
    Volunteering for Social Harmonious Development Forum and Volunteering Expo

    the Volunteering for Harmonious Social Development Forum and the Volunteer Expo were held by the Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), the School of Social Development and Public Policy of Beijing Normal University (BNU) and Beijing Hui Zeren as part of the events commemorating the 10th anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10).

  • 05 Dec 2011
    UNDP and NDRC Discuss China’s Policies and Action Plans for Green and Low Carbon Development during United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa

    At China's official side event during United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa, leaders from China's National Development Reform Commission (NDRC) and United Nations Development Programme discussed China's policies and actions for addressing climate change and specifically addressed China's Policies and Action Plans for Green and Low Carbon Development as included in the Twelfth Five Year Plan (FYP).

  • 05 Dec 2011
    UNDP China Resident Representative Praises the Potential of New China Centre on Climate Change at Showcase Side Event during United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa

    Ms. Renata Dessallien, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, joined Mr. Xie Zhenhua, Vice Chairman of National Development Reform Commission and Head of China Delegation to Durban, and Mr. Sun Lin, Director General, Department of Personnel for the NDRC, in discussing the creation of the National Climate Change Strategy Research and International Cooperation Center (NCSC) at an official side event of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban, South Africa. UNDP China views the recently established NCSC as a key avenue for joint collaborations in support of China's climate change efforts.

  • 05 Dec 2011
    Significant Milestones lead to Celebration of Volunteerism in China

    Commemorative events for the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10), International Volunteer Day and the 30th anniversary of UN Volunteers (UNV) in China were held in China on the 4 and 5 Dec 2011.

  • 01 Dec 2011
    30 Years of UN Volunteers in China: A Milestone for Global Development

    Thirty years since the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) undertook its first project in China, a celebration was held to reflect on the contributions that volunteering has made to peace and development over the past three decades. Today's event was organised by UNV China office and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China and coincided with the 10th Anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers (IYV+10), an initiative that has unified people around the world to reinvigorate global volunteer service.

  • 24 Oct 2011
    United Nations Celebrates 66th Anniversary, Outlines Vision for the Future

    On the 66th Anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations (UN), a special commemorative event was held today organized the UN System in China and UN Association of China (UNA) to celebrate the achievements made in the promotion of peace and security, human rights and development. In an interconnected world that has recently seen financial, political and environmental crises occur almost simultaneously, it has also provided an opportunity for reflection on the need for a globally coordinated response to global challenges.