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Designing A Fairer Future: Why Women In Tech Are Key To A More Equal World

Technology has no gender, and it is fundamental to every aspect of our lives, today and tomorrow. Yet too often, women are under-represented in tech – and let down by it. In the United States, just…  


Opening Remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann at the 4th China Corporate Governance High-level Forum

Opening Remarks by Ms. Beate Trankmann, Resident Representative of UNDP China at the “Board Diversity – Women on Board” Themed Forum Session of the 4th China (Shenzhen) Corporate Governance High-level…  


Social and Environmental Screening Procedure (SESP)

UNDP’s project-level Social and Environmental Procedure was launched in 2012 as part of a phased roll-out process.The procedure was subsequently revised to align with the Social and Environmental…  


A safe and inclusive society for transgender people in China

Transgender people in China confront significant challenges. Social stigma and discrimination against them are common in schools and universities, businesses and public offices. They can be shut out…  



‘Being LGBTI in China’ Survey Report Launched

A report based on a survey of nearly 30,000 respondents from all provinces in China reflecting the life experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people was launched…  


Mosuo in the World Market: From Remote Village in China to Modern Mall in Singapore

The scarves, resplendent in colour and painstakingly hand-woven, sit atop shiny modern surfaces in an upscale Singaporean department store. They come not from one of Europe’s famous fashion houses but…  


Fast Facts on Inequality in China

China’s development in recent decades has seen substantial improvement to the livelihoods of millions of people in economic and social terms, with a Human Development Index score of 0.719 in 2013…  


A Gender Review of National MDG Reports 2005

The United Nations Development Programme has been assisting developing countries to prepare national MDG reports in collaboration with other partners. These reports are important instruments for…  


China's Ascension to WTO: Challenges for Women in the Agricultural and Industrial Sectors

Many countries' experience has shown that globalization tends to have a different impact on women and men, depending on their social and economic positions and their access to and control over…  

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