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  • 24 Jan 2015
    Role of New Media and Social Innovation in Development

    On 24th January, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China partnered with China Center for Comparative Politics and Economics (CCCPE) to host a Social Innovation Seminar on how new media can enable social innovation and empower civil society organisations (CSOs).

  • 23 Jan 2015
    UNDP Supports Four Outstanding Initiatives at China’s Largest Social Innovation Award Ceremony

    Today four innovative civil society organisation (CSO) initiatives were granted the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Special Award for Social Innovation out of 222 applications at the China Social Innovation Award Ceremony 2014- 2015.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Experts Discuss E-waste for Low Carbon Development in China

    The E-waste Recycling and Disposal & Low Carbon Development seminar, co-organized by UNDP China and Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO) of Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP), was held this Thursday, January 21st, 2015.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Guangdong Provincial Youth League and UNDP-UNV Strengthen Regional Volunteerism

    On January 21st, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and United Nations Volunteers (UNV) greeted the delegates of Guangdong Provincial Youth League and Guangdong Volunteer Federation to exchange views on the upcoming Strengthening Volunteerism for Regional Sustainable Development in Guangdong Province project.

  • 21 Jan 2015
    Dialogue on Scaling Up HIV-related Legal Aid Programmes in China

    Today 30 people representing the most prominent HIV and legal organizations in China participated in a UNDP-led consultation on HIV-related legal aid services. The goal of the meeting was to bring together the most experienced organizations to design a programme that in time will lead to HIV legal services being scaled-up and replicated nationwide.

  • 27 Dec 2014
    Annual Meeting on Hainan Wetlands Project

    The Project Steering Committee (PSC) for the Strengthening Management Effectiveness of Wetland Protected Area System in Hainan for Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity project met on December 27, 2014. The annual meeting brings together stakeholders to evaluate the UNDP-Global Environment Facility (GEF) project’s performance and discuss next year’s work plan.

  • 26 Dec 2014
    Improving Mangrove Protected Areas (PA) Network Management in Hainan

    The first annual meeting of the Mangrove Protected Area (PA) System Network of Hainan Province, marking the network’s official establishment, was hosted on December 26, 2014.

  • 19 Dec 2014
    China Agricultural University Students Visit UNDP China

    Nine students from the Department of Development Studies, College of Humanities and Development Studies, led by their Course Coordinator, Associate Professor Xu Xiuli, met UNDP staff. Both shared professional knowledge about development issues, as well as visions on future global development. A number of UNDP China focus areas were covered, including poverty reduction, South-South and trilateral cooperation, climate change, global governance, and energy and environment for sustainable development.

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Joining Hands across Continents

    The Chinese Government and UNDP China is helping Zambia and Ghana increase access to energy in rural areas, and more importantly, build their capacity for absorbing the transferal of innovative renewable energy solutions and make them work on the ground. Collaborating with Ministry of Science and Technology of China and governments of Zambia and Ghana, and UNDP China, the China-Zambia and China-Ghana South-South Cooperation on Renewable Energy Technology Transfer projects were launched on 18 August 2014.

  • 12 Dec 2014
    Trilateral Cooperation Success for China-Cambodia-UNDP Cassava Project

    From December 7th to 11th 2014, Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and UNDP China participated in a joint monitoring mission to Phnom Penh, Kampong Cham and Tbaung Khmum, Cambodia. The mission was part of Phase II of China-Cambodia-UNDP Trilateral Cooperation Cassava project.

  • 01 Dec 2014
    UNDP and UNAIDS Join Together to Mark World AIDS Day

    Given the nature of the global HIV epidemic, access to information and education concerning HIV prevention is of utmost importance in stemming the tide of new infections. A decade ago most infections were amongst those who inject drugs but in recent years a shift has been seen towards more sexual transmission. In particular, gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are most at risk and therefore most in need of community support and education.

  • 14 Nov 2014
    Reinforcing UNDP-MWR Partnership on China’s Water Resource Management

    To strengthen the cooperation between UNDP China and Ministry of Water Resource (MWR) and exchange ideas on ongoing water projects, Mr. Alain Noudehou, Resident Coordinator of United Nations (UN) in China met with Mr. Chen Lei, Minister of MWR on November 14th.

  • 13 Nov 2014
    Mr. Alain Noudehou Gives Talk on Inequality at Tsinghua

    Mr. Alain Noudehou, United Nations Resident Coordinator and United Nations Development Programme Resident Representative in China, gave a seminar talk at Tsinghua University on 13 November 2014. The theme of the seminar is on addressing inequality and promoting sustainable development in China.

  • 05 Nov 2014
    A New Phase for Countering Ozone Depleting Substances

    To counter the smuggling of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS), the second phase of the “Anti-smuggling ODS program” was launched on November 5th in Urumqi, Xinjiang, as part of the expanded effort to complement China’s promise towards fulfilling their Montreal Protocol commitments.

  • 23 Oct 2014
    Mapping the Sustainable Development of China’s West

    The Western China International Cooperation Forum held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province on 23rd of October, 2014 highlighted the achievements and challenges of Western China, and proposed directions for the sustainable development of the region.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Building Disaster Resilience through International Knowledge Sharing

    The importance of strengthening community resilience in vulnerable areas is playing a much larger role in both China’s and the UNDP’s next five year plan. Addressing the needs of the most vulnerable populations is a key requisite in building and maintaining a strong, equitable and resilient nation.

  • 17 Oct 2014
    Paving the Way to a DDT-free China

    A decade-long effort in eliminating DDT was drawn to a close at the wrap-up conference for the Alternative DDT usage for Antifouling Paint Production in China Project on October 17th. UNDP Assistant Country Director, Mr. Carsten Germer, along with representatives from FECO, line governmental officials and private sectors witnessed the realization of the most recent milestone of this project.

  • 16 Oct 2014
    Challenge Prizes Introduced to Entice Chinese Innovation

    A gathering of senior officials, environmental awareness advocacy groups and UN staff congregated recently at the UN compound in Beijing for a presentation and workshop co-organised by the UK’s National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (Nesta) and the National Centre for Climate Change Strategy and International Cooperation (NCSC).

  • 16 Oct 2014
    China’s 10.17 Forum on National Poverty Reduction Day

    Last Friday marked China’s “10.17” Forum titled Shared Prosperity through Poverty Alleviation. It was designed to coincide with China’s Poverty Reduction Day and the UN’s Day for Eradication of Poverty, and UNDP’s social media campaign dollar25 challenge.

  • 14 Oct 2014
    Stubbing Out Tobacco Use in China

    Everyone seems to know about the dangers of smoking, yet the devastation caused through consumption of tobacco continues: 1 million people die in China alone from tobacco-related illnesses every year, claiming one third of the estimated 300 million smokers. 1 in every 3 cigarettes smoked on the whole planet is consumed here in China and if the current average smoking rate of 28 percent is not reduced, the future impact of tobacco-related illnesses for the health system, society and the economy will be catastrophic.