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BEIJING, May 22 (Xinhua) -- China will coordinate with countries from Asia and Oceania to conduct satellite remote sensing observation along the Mekong River, according to the website of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS).
The first international conference of the Asia-Oceania Global Earth Observation System of Systems (AOGEOSS) Initiative concluded on May 18 in Deqing in east China's Zhejiang Province. The Deqing Action Plan was passed during the conference to carry out remote sensing observation in regions along the river.
BEIJING, 6 March 2018 – The China Center for International Knowledge on Development (CIKD) and UNICEF China announce a new partnership to develop and share research into development approaches that result in improved outcomes for all children in countries relevant to the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The partnership, launched in Beijing on 6 March 2018, aims to build knowledge, networks and forums which will support the potential for the BRI to contribute to accelerated delivery of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for Children.
5 December 2017 – Chinese Minister for Environmental Protection Li Ganjie signed a strategic cooperation agreement with UN Environment Executive Director Erik Solheim. The agreement aims to support UN Environment in building the capacities of developing countries to address environmental issues, sustainably develop their economies and increase awareness of environmental challenges. It also strongly focuses on South-South cooperation among Asian and African countries.
A review of the literature on China’s aid (traditional and non-traditional) to developing countries. in particular:
What are the definitions of China’s aid and what statistics are available? How does China define its aid; how does this compare with the OECD definition of official development assistance; how do others attempt to identify and measure China’s aid?
By: Vivian Tan
On his first visit to Beijing, Filippo Grandi was encouraged by China’s potential to use development projects to address the root causes of displacement.
BEIJING, China, – UN refugee chief Filippo Grandi today highlighted China’s potential to address the root causes of displacement and resolve refugee crises globally through wide-ranging development initiatives.
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(Beijing, 31 October 2014): Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, concluding a two-day mission to China today said that the world can learn a great deal from China’s experience in building disaster management and response capacity.
“We have a very close relationship with China and I have had very useful discussions with Government, the diplomatic community, humanitarian and private sector partners on how together, we can address the humanitarian challenges the international community continues to face,” said USG Amos.
BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- China's Information Office of the State Council issued a white paper on China's foreign aid on Thursday. Following is the full text:
China's Foreign Aid (2014)
Information Office of the State Council
The People's Republic of China
July 2014, Beijing
I. Developing Foreign Assistance Cause Steadily
II. Helping Improve People's Livelihood
III. Promoting Economic and Social Development
IV. Foreign Assistance under Regional Cooperation Mechanism
BEIJING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday issued its second white paper on foreign aid, elaborating how the nation helps other developing countries reduce poverty and improve livelihood without imposing political conditions.
The white paper, China's Foreign Aid (2014), says as the world's largest developing country, China appropriated 89.34 billion yuan (about 14 billion U.S. dollars) for foreign assistance through grant, interest-free loans and concessional loans from 2010 to 2012.
When a huge earthquake struck Sichaun, China on 20 April this year, 12-year-old Xinqun was at home with her 6-month-old baby sister.
Xinqun immediately grabbed her baby sister and ran from the home. Thankfully, both sisters escaped unscathed.
“The roof collapsed, and the walls cracked. But thank goodness that no one was hurt,” says Xinqun.
At least 190 people lost their lives and 11,000 were injured by the 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
(Shanghai/New York, 12 October 2011): Asia and the Pacific’s most experienced emergency responders have gathered in Shanghai, China to look at strengthening disaster response and preparedness.
Up to 100 disaster management professionals from 25 countries in Asia and the Pacific as well as representatives from the United Nations, the Federation of Red Cross/Red Crescent Societies and international NGOs are participating in the region’s fourth Regional Humanitarian Partnership Meeting.
BEIJING - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it has forged its first strategic partnership with a Chinese private sector firm and its foundation, teaming up with internet company Tencent to fight global hunger.
Tencent Charity Foundation has made an initial RMB 1 million (US$154,500) donation in the first phase of its cooperation with WFP, which will support school feeding programmes in Cambodia and China. Over 8,500 children will receive one nutritious meal each day.
sted in Issue 115 - April 2011 News from PAHO/WHO
In December 2010, 26 experts from the international humanitarian community met in Cuba to discuss the use of field hospitals and foreign medical teams during emergency situations. The meeting was organized by PAHO/WHO and included representatives from international organizations, NGOs, and other interested parties coming from the Americas, Europe, Australia, the Middle East, and other regions.
Improving the way scientists, NGOs and policy makers work together to address natural disasters will be the focus of a one-day conference at the Royal Society in London on Wednesday, 13th of October.
Over 150 experts from the UK 'disasters community' will explore how research, policy and humanitarian sectors can combine their experience, skills and expertise to reduce the widespread loss of life and economic damage caused by natural disasters such as floods, volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.
The event is part of the UK's contribution to the United Nations Day for …