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  • 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

    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

    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

    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.

  • 26 Jul 2010
    The Asian Games volunteer work inherits the Beijing Olympics experience and advances volunteerism for development

    The promotion of volunteerism for development through mass games was strengthened through an international forum on volunteerism held at the China National Convention Center on 22 July and theGuangzhou Asian Games volunteer leader training camp in Guangzhou on 24 -26 July.

  • 21 Jul 2010
    Punitive laws and human rights violations limit access to HIV prevention and care services for men who have sex with men and transgender people in Asia Pacific

    Some 19 of 48 countries in the Asia Pacific region continue to criminalize male-to-male sex, and these laws often taken on the force of vigilantism, frequently leading to abuse and human rights violations. Correspondingly, HIV prevalence has reached alarming levels among men who have sex with men and transgender populations in many countries of the region. If countries fail to address the legal and human rights context of HIV, this already critical situation is likely to become worse. The implementation of effective, national HIV responses requires governments to consider and address the effects of laws and law enforcement practices on the health of men who have sex with men and transgender people.

  • 20 Jul 2010
    Goodwill Ambassador Zhou Xun Donates Award Winnings to UNDP’s Yushu Relief Efforts

    UNDP announced today in Beijing that its National Goodwill Ambassador Zhou Xun generously donated her Champion of the Earth award winnings (US$ 19,975) to UNDP’s Yushu Earthquake Emergency Rehabilitation of Community Infrastructure in Earthquake Affected Areas Project, to meet the immediate needs of Yushu earthquake survivors through providing them with fire-preventive facilities for their resettlement centers.

  • 05 Jul 2010
    2010 “Show the World” Goodwill Action: Dadawa Chinese Ethnic Handicraft Collection Tour Kicks Off in Beijing

    World-renowned music artist and National Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China, Ms. Zhu Zheqin (a.k.a. Dadawa) kicked-off today in Beijing her "Chinese Ethnic Handicraft Collection Tour," as part of her joint initiative with UNDP "Show the World". In her capacity as UNDP's national Goodwill Ambassador, Dadawa will promote culture-based development for ethnic minorities in China through preserving culturally invaluable ethnic music and handicrafts that are at risk of being lost.

  • 29 Jun 2010
    Volunteer-powered elderly care project grows in Beijing communities

    50 Resident Committee officers from different neighbourhood communities in Beijing were trained by UNV and UNDP supported grassroot organization on community-based volunteer service for the elderly

  • 24 Jun 2010
    UNDP Puts Forward Eight-Point Action Agenda to Reduce Poverty

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched, today, an extensive assessment of what must be done to advance sustainable development and reduce global poverty. The report, titled What Will It Take To Achieve The Millennium Development Goals? An International Assessment, identifies a concrete action agenda to inform the outcome of the World leaders MDG Summit in New York, this September.

  • 24 Jun 2010
    Change a Light Bulb, Change the World – International Workshop for Phase-Out of Inefficient Lighting

    International and domestic policy makers and experts in the field of sustainability and green lighting gathered today in Beijing to explore a hot topic: climate change, and how merely changing a light bulb can significantly mitigate the threat.

  • 01 Jun 2010
    Migrant children celebrate Children’s Day with Qinghua University volunteers

    50 students from two Beijing migrant children’s schools experienced a football themed Children’s Day with Qinghua University volunteers, in support of the universal education Millennium Development Goal.

  • 18 May 2010
    UNDP launches “We Can End Poverty” photo contest

    The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in partnership with Olympus Corporation and the Agence France-Presse (AFP) Foundation, launched the second annual Picture This photo contest today in Johannesburg, South Africa. The contest, titled Picture This: We Can End Poverty, seeks to show the inspirational work that is being done in many countries to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight goals agreed on by world leaders to halve extreme poverty by 2015.