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  • 16 Feb 2011
    Global Commission on HIV and the Law Reviews Legal Barriers Obstructing Progress on AIDS in Asia-Pacific

    Thirty years after the first cases of HIV were diagnosed, 90 percent of countries in the Asia-Pacific region still have laws and practices that obstruct the rights of people living with HIV and those at higher risk of HIV exposure. As part of a global drive to remove barriers to progress in the AIDS response, policymakers and community advocates will join experts from the Global Commission on HIV and the Law in Bangkok on 17 February for the first in a series of regional dialogues to be held across the world.

  • 04 Dec 2010
    Online Volunteers Honoured For 'Outstanding' Contributions to Achieving the MDGs

    Bonn, Germany: The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme today announced the winners of the "Online Volunteering Award 2010", honouring the "outstanding‟ contributions of volunteers who work entirely over the Internet to contribute to peace and development and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

  • 01 Dec 2010
    ‘Addressing Climate Change – China in Action’ UNDP China and NDRC joint side event COP16 Cancun 1 December, 2010

    Thank you all for joining us at this COP 16 side event on Addressing Climate Change in China. We have just heard China's Chief Climate Change Negotiator, Mr. Su Wei, outline the efforts and achievements made by his government to combat climate change. Now I would like to say a few words on the subject, based on UNDP's 30 years experience working with and in China. While China is responding to the climate change challenge on numerous fronts, several areas stand out in our view as particularly noteworthy. Firstly, China has successfully mainstreamed climate change into its development agenda, and is actively attempting to forge a new development model that is both low carbon and sustainable in other respects as well. This is well reflected, for instance, in China's institutional architecture for addressing climate change. Secondly, and as an offshoot of this, China has set rigorous targets for energy efficiency and energy conservation, which have direct impact on carbon emissions. And thirdly, China has made significant investments in the renewable energy field. In each of these areas UNDP has worked closely with China over the years.

  • 28 Nov 2010
    United Nations call on joining hands in the fight against HIV/AIDS discrimination

    Over three hundred guests gathered at the Beijing Caochangdi International Art Village today to celebrate the launch of a groundbreaking art exhibition, “Absolute Distance”. “Absolute Distance explores the relationship between people and HIV/AIDS: the feelings, coping mechanisms and internal dialogue when confronted with this disease,” explained Ms. Zhang Bing, the exhibition curator. Coinciding with the twenty-third World AIDS Day celebration, “Absolute Distance” was designed to decrease the discrimination towards People Living with HIV (PLHIV) by showcasing the artwork created during the “Charity: from Noun to Verb” project.

  • 16 Nov 2010
    Beijing transfers the 2008 Beijing Olympics Volunteer Legacy to the 2011 Kazakhstan Asian Winter Games

    The 7th Winter Asian Games will start next 30th January and Kazakhstan is warming up to host this special event with the help of about 3,500 volunteers. With the rich legacy of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Volunteer work, China has precious experiences to share on volunteer management and promotion of volunteerism through large-scale events. After passing the baton to the 2010 Guangzhou Asian Games Volunteers, Beijing did not miss this new chance to transfer its unique legacy to other cities. Under the UNV and UNDP supported "Strengthening Volunteerism for development through the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games" project (in short, Olympic Volunteer Project), Prof. Zhang Xiaohong, Associate Professor at China Agricultural University and researcher at Beijing Volunteer Federation, and Fiammetta Mancini, UN Volunteer Partnerships Coordinator for the Olympic Volunteer Project, strengthened cooperation with Kazakhstan on a 3-day mission to Astana, where they participated as speakers to a Volunteer Training Camp, met with university student volunteers and were interviewed by Astana TV.

  • 11 Nov 2010
    UNDP, China to boost their partnership on Africa

    UNDP will be strengthening its cooperation with China to boost poverty reduction efforts on the African continent. Coming to a close on 2 November, the Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference has led to the signature of two letters of agreement which will bolster the African focus of theInternational Poverty Reduction Center in China (IPRCC) and promote technical cooperation in the area of agriculture.

  • 11 Nov 2010
    First Bilingual Comic Book Promoting Low Carbon Living Unveiled in Beijing

    Crowd gathered at the National Convention Center today to celebrate the launch of China’s first bilingual comic book on the subject of low carbon. The Green Life Comic Book was designed by Our Part initiative, a joint environmental awareness campaign of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China and its National Goodwill Ambassador, renowned actress Ms. Zhou Xun.

  • 02 Nov 2010
    United Nations Secretary General’s wife Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek visits Beijing Hong Dan Dan Center to promote volunteerism

    Mrs. Ban Soon-Taek, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon’s wife, was welcomed at the Hong Dan Dan Education and Cultural Exchange Center today. This center is dedicated to edu-culture training for disabilities. With the philosophy of “Teach a Man to Fish,” Hong Dan Dan has improved employment for disabilities by creating jobs, encouraging participating in social life, focusing on providing technology training and creating opportunities for them to join the mainstream society.

  • 02 Nov 2010
    African Countries, Emerging Economies Explore Breakthrough Poverty Reduction and Development Strategies

    Sharing experiences in achieving economic growth and poverty reduction in China, Vietnam, and across Africa can be the basis for more effective, evidence-based, developmental policies

  • 30 Oct 2010
    The United Nations Secretary-General has started a 5-day official visit to China by visiting the UN Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai

    Ban Ki-Moon came to Shanghai from Hanoi, Vietnam, where he attended the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Summit. During his stay in China, Mr. Ban will meet with President Hu Jingtao and other Chinese leaders.

  • 27 Oct 2010
    INFORMATION NOTE - The Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference

    The Africa-China Poverty Reduction and Development Conference will be held from 1-2 November 2010 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This event is organized by UNDP and the International Poverty Reduction Centre in China and will be co-hosted by the Government of Ethiopia. The conference will bring together participants from across the Continent, from China, and from around the world with a diversity of backgrounds, including decision-makers from the public and private sectors, leading academics, and leaders from international organizations.

  • 18 Oct 2010
    UN AND CHINA MARK INTERNATIONAL POVERTY ERADICATION DAY WITH MAJOR FORUM

    A high-level forum was held today in Beijing to mark the 18th International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. With the focus on “Transforming Development Pattern and Poverty Reduction”, the forum aims to address the challenges of how to manage disparities and balancing development. The forum was attended by over 200 Chinese government leaders, officials from developing countries, academics, and members of the international community. It was co-hosted by the United Nations in China and the State Council Leading Group Office of Poverty Alleviation and Development (LGOP).

  • 17 Oct 2010
    Sustaining China’s Low Carbon Future - UNDP engages the youth in a dialogue on better cities and a greener future

    “Climate change will be a challenge to achieving the Millennium Development Goals, but it can also be an incredible opportunity for countries such as China to leapfrog old technologies and lead the world in embracing a new low carbon future,” said Subinay Nandy, Country Director of United Nations Development Programmes (UNDP) in China, as he welcomed an audience of over 600 Expo volunteers and students at the Shanghai International Convention Center today.

  • 22 Sep 2010
    UNDP AND CHINA AGREE NEW COOPERATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Government of the People's Republic of China today signed a new agreement to strengthen their long-standing cooperation.

  • 21 Sep 2010
    Press Statement by Renata Dessallien, United Nations Resident Coordinator in China 21 September 2010

    This week, heads of state and government from 140 countries around the world are gathered in New York to assess progress toward their commitment, ten years ago, to meet the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015.

  • 16 Sep 2010
    UNDP SALUTES ANTI-POVERTY PHOTOGRAPHERS

    A photograph of female and male students in Pakistan working together on a circuit board in their engineering class was one of three winning photographs of a global anti-poverty photo contest. The other two winners, judged by UNDP Goodwill Ambassador and internationally-acclaimed actor Antonio Banderas and four photo journalists, feature a boy on his way to school in India and fishermen in Viet Nam bringing in the day’s catch.

  • 14 Sep 2010
    International Watch Co. Donates Auction Revenue to UNDP’s Yushu Disaster Management Efforts

    Today in Shanghai, Our Part, a joint environmental awareness initiative between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Chinese actress Zhou Xun, joined forces with International Watch Co. (IWC) in providing necessary support and in facilitating livelihood recovery to the people of Yushu.

  • 13 Sep 2010
    Light and Love tour • One Hundred Thousand of Energy-saving Lamps Build Emotional ties to Heihe City

    On 27th August, 2010, the " Light and Love tour • One Hundred Thousand of Energy-saving Lamps Build Emotional Ties to Heihe City " donation ceremony, which was co-sponsored by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, was held in Erlongshan Farm, Heihe City in Heilongjiang Province.

  • 25 Aug 2010
    China Sets Reducing Biodiversity Loss A Long-Term Priority

    On August 25, the International Forum on China’s Biodiversity Strategy was held in Chengdu of Sichuan Province, China.

  • 10 Aug 2010
    United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme East Asia Portfolio Manager visits Beijing Hong Dan Dan volunteer organization

    UNV East Asia Regional Manager Mr Oliver Wittershagen had a first-hand experience of Chinese NGO Hong Dan Dan’s work with blind people by joining beficiaries, volunteers and staff for an afternoon of intense cultural activity.