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  • 19 Dec 2014
    UN Statement on HIV-child Issue in Sichuan

    The United Nations is deeply concerned by reports of a child living with HIV in Xichong County, Sichuan Province, being discriminated against and stigmatized by health care providers and many others in his community.

  • 17 Dec 2014
    China National Human Development Report 2015 Inception Workshop Held in Beijing

    Research and formulation of the 2015 China National Human Development Report (NHDR) formally kicked off today at the inception & national consultation workshop held in the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China compound.

  • 16 Dec 2014
    Inception Workshop for Payment for Watershed Services Project

    The inception workshop of the Payment for the Watershed Services in the Chishui River Basin for the Conservation of Globally Significant Biodiversity project (The Chishui PWS project) was hosted on December 16, 2014. This project is formulated under UNDP’s partnership with Foreign Economic Cooperation Office (FECO)/Ministry of Environment Protection (MEP), and implemented by Environmental Protection Department of Guizhou Province.

  • 02 Dec 2014
    China Bolsters International Response to Ebola with USD $6 Million Donation

    On behalf of the Chinese Government, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) signed into agreement a pledge of USD $6 million to the Ebola Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund (MPTF) made to support the outbreak which has affected 1.3 million people in West Africa and beyond.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    Countries in Africa and China Renew their Commitment to Jointly Eliminate Poverty

    Concluding a large gathering to share experiences on reducing poverty, African and Chinese officials today called for a deepening of the partnership between the two partners.

  • 19 Nov 2014
    UNDP Co-Hosts The 14th China Photovoltaic Conference

    The 14th China Photovoltaic Conference (CPVC14), jointly hosted by UNDP, the China Renewable Energy Society and the China National Renewable Energy Centre was launched on November 19.

  • 17 Nov 2014
    Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to Visit China to Discuss Access to Financial Services

    From Monday 24 November to Friday 28 November, Her Majesty Queen Máxima will visit China in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. China is taking various measures to improve access to financial services, so as to provide greater opportunities for low-income groups and small-scale farms and businesses.

  • 31 Oct 2014
    China-International Urban Development Forum Aims for Sustainability

    To mark the first World Cities Day, the China-International Urban Development Forum: Towards a Sustainable Future was held today at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing.

  • 27 Oct 2014
    Concluding Workshop on Innovative Ethnic Minorities Project

    Today marks the conclusion of a project aimed to provide alternative livelihood opportunities for ethnic minority communities through innovative ways of cultural products development. The project was a joint effort initiated by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), along with the State Ethnic Affairs Commission (SEAC) and the China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchange (CICETE) in 2006.

  • 24 Oct 2014
    69 Years of UN’s Achievements and Efforts Commemorated

    As part of global celebrations on the founding of the United Nations Charter on 24 October 1945, the United Nations (UN) in China is marking the UN’s birthday by remembering the important and noble aspirations on which the UN is built.

  • 23 Oct 2014
    2014 Human Development Report Highlights Vulnerability and Resilience

    The United Nation’s Development Programme (UNDP) flagship publication, the Human Development Report (HDR), was presented during the International Forum on Disaster Preparedness and Risk Reduction which took place today in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. Entitled Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience, the 2014 Report provides a fresh perspective on vulnerability and proposes ways to strengthen resilience. It highlights that persistent vulnerability threatens human development, and states that unless it is systematically tackled by policies and social norms, progress will be neither equitable nor sustainable.

  • 22 Oct 2014
    Charting a Course for Global Economic Governance

    The second high-level policy forum on Global Governance was held today in Beijing, convened by senior representatives from government, United Nations, leading universities and think tanks from around the world. The forum addressed the need to make global governance work better for all countries and people, whilst exploring the role of China and other developing countries in the evolving architecture of global economic governance.

  • 26 Sep 2014
    Recommendations for Achieving Universal Social Security in China

    A dissemination workshop for “Universal Social Security in China: Challenges and Measures” study was held on 26th September 2014 in Beijing. The workshop shared report findings on achieving social security for all in China. The report was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and China International Center for Economic and Technical Exchanges (CICETE) of the Ministry of Commerce.

  • 23 Sep 2014
    Social Good Summit 2014 kicks off in Beijing

    The 2014 Global Social Good Summit Beijing was held today at the UN Compound in Beijing. Organised by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the event promoted China’s best practices and continuing commitment to using cutting-edge technology in promoting social good. Members of the China Social Media for Social Good Alliance joined the event, including Sina, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Renren and Guokr, alongside other interested media giants and online platforms to share their experiences and vision for the future.

  • 20 Sep 2014
    Seminar on Governance System and Capacity of Public Utilities

    More than 70 government officials, international experts and practitioners attended a UNDP seminar to discuss public administration reforms in China – a crucial topic in handling the relationship between Chinese society and government – on issues about education, healthcare and civil society organisations

  • 19 Aug 2014
    Milestone Agreement signed for South-South Cooperation

    A milestone partnership was forged between China, Denmark, Ghana, Zambia and UNDP with the signing of a project agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Transfer.

  • 18 Aug 2014
    Harnessing the Power of Big Data

    A Big Data Joint Laboratory between the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in China and Baidu was launched today in Beijing to pioneer new methods and frameworks for using big data to support development goals.

  • 16 Aug 2014
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits Nanjing, China

    The Secretary-General met with H.E. Mr. Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China, on the sidelines of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games currently being held in Nanjing

  • 13 Aug 2014
    Report Sheds Light on Being LGBT in China

    While important progress has been made in recent years, being LGBT in China remains difficult. The first national report on LGBT issues in China commends positive steps such as the abolishment of laws used to intimidate LGBT people and the fact that homosexuality has been taken off the list of mental diseases.

  • 08 Aug 2014
    UNDP and Nesta collaborate to enhance social innovation in China

    A Chinese-language Innovation Toolkit aimed at enhancing social innovation was launched at the UNDP compound in China in association with the UK innovation group Nesta.