Our Partners


Government of China 


UNDP works closely with the Government to implement programmes that support national priorities as outlined in China’s 14th Five Year Plan and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Country Programme Document (CPD) for 2021-2025 defines priorities and partnerships of UNDP’s work in China. The Ministry of Commerce facilitates the coordination with line ministries and departments within the Government of China in the implementation of the UNDP programme.

UNDP also works with provincial and municipal administrations to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs at the local level.

Cooperating ministries and agencies include:

·  Ministry of Commerce 

·  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

·  National Development and Reform Commission

·  Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs

·  Ministry of Ecology and Environment

·  Ministry of Science and Technology

·  Ministry of Emergency Management

·  Ministry of Water Resources

·  Ministry of Natural Resources

·  Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security

·  Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

·  Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

·  National Rural Revitalization Administration

·  National Forestry and Grassland Administration

·  China International Development Cooperation Agency

·  State Oceanic Administration

·  Local Governments



UNDP and the UN 

Under the leadership of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in China, UNDP is a member of the UN development system and works to support the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for China 2021-2025.

UNDP serves both as a foundation for a strong UN development system, and as a key provider of integrated services and platforms in support of a coherent UN system approach for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Private Sector 

As an important driver of employment, entrepreneurship and innovation, the private sector is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. The sector also plays an essential role in helping to close the estimated USD 4 trillion annual financing gap required to meet the SDGs in developing countries. By UN calculations, two thirds of the funds and technology needed to meet the SDGs must come from companies.  This calls for fundamental changes in how business is done. Aligning business practices with the SDGs is not just a moral imperative, it also makes business sense: achieving the SDGs by 2030 could produce 12 trillion USD in global business opportunities, with 55 percent of this located in Asia. 

In China, UNDP works with various businesses, from multinational corporations to local enterprises, that are keen on supporting national and local sustainable development. We also work on supporting businesses to align their operations with the SDGs, helping to plug the various information and knowledge gaps required to lower their carbon footprints and accelerate a green, inclusive and just transition.


Civil Society Organizations 

UNDP partners with civil society organizations in programme implementation, policy advocacy and capacity development to support those most at risk of being left behind. 

In China, we work closely with volunteer organizations, non-governmental organizations, community-based organizations, sectoral associations, as well as vulnerable groups in underdeveloped regions, on a variety of issues such as climate change, livelihoods, gender equality and disability care.


Goodwill Ambassadors and Advocates 

UNDP has long enlisted the voluntary services and support of prominent figures as Goodwill Ambassadors and Advocates to shine a spotlight on important issues affecting our planet and its people. These well-known individuals are at the top of their field—whether it's film, television, music, arts or sports— and share a commitment to making the planet a better place. 

In 2016, UNDP and China’s Chengdu Panda Base announced two panda cubs as the first ever Animal Ambassadors for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – QiQi and DianDian! The twin pandas, both male, were born a few months before world leaders met at the United Nations in New York to adopt the new SDGs in 2015. The hope is they will help inspire people to engage with and take action toward the Global Goals and raise awareness of our efforts to promote sustainable development around the world.