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  • 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.

  • 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
    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    China-Bangladesh Cooperation: Using “Design-Thinking” for Urban Solutions

    A week long initiative called the China-Bangladesh Urban Solutions Lab kicked off at the UN compound on September 22nd. The Lab came about as a result of a meeting on solutions to reduce urban poverty between China and a number of other developing countries in October 2013.

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Energy Efficient Vehicles continue "Touring across China"

    “Touring across China,” an event showcasing energy efficient vehicles including FCVs (Fuel Cell Vehicles) was launched at Beijing Automobile Museum on September 23rd.

  • 22 Sep 2014
    Supporting Cambodian Cassava by “Business-Matching”

    The China-Cambodia-UNDP trilateral cassava project, the first pilot trilateral cooperation project between China and UNDP, successfully completed Phase II with a week-long “Business-Matching” mission. From September 15th to 22nd, the Cambodian delegation met with relevant Chinese government officials, representatives from the local cassava companies and experts in Nanning and Fangchenggang, Guangxi province.

  • 19 Sep 2014
    The 15th Consultative Commission Meeting of the Greater Tumen Initiative held in Yanji

    The 15th Consultative Commission Meeting of the Greater Tumen Initiative, hosted by the Chinese Government, took place in Yanji, Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture, Jilin Province, on 17 September.

  • 02 Sep 2014
    Report Opens Up Opportunities for Future Cooperation in the Pacific Island Countries

    While many reports have been written on Pacific Island countries, few have highlighted the immense opportunities for collaboration in these countries. But that is exactly what the Development of Pacific Island Countries Report has done.

  • 21 Jul 2014
    Malawi-China-UNDP cooperation in disaster risk management

    Malawi is prone to climate-related disasters, especially droughts and floods, which have a considerable effect on the vulnerable population of the country. Over the last 3 years, between 1 and 2 million people have been food deficient in different parts in Malawi, despite a nationally produced food surplus.

  • 07 Jul 2014
    Saving Our Tuna: UNDP and Discovery Channel in Asia offer an inside look at technology to save a way of life in the Pacific

    Saving our Tuna, a new half-hour documentary to be broadcast across Asia in June for World Oceans Day, takes you to the richest fishing grounds on the planet, where fleets of fishing vessels equipped with sonar, and sophisticated satellite tracking devices are catching millions of tons of tuna, making it the third most harvested fish in the ocean.

  • 27 Jun 2014
    Delegates Recruitment: Model United Nations Conference for High School Students

  • 17 Jun 2014
    Misuse of UN name and logo by www.verygrass.com

    Recently UN officials discovered the misuse of the UN name, logo, and image on a website called www.verygrass.com. The UN does not endorse nor has any connection with the product or services mentioned on the website and does not sponsor any commercial stores in China.