About the UNDP
UNDP is the United Nations' global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. It is on the ground in some 170 countries and territories, working on solutions to global and national development challenges.
The UNDP in China fosters human development to empower women and men to build better lives. As the United Nations' development network, UNDP has drawn on world-wide experience for over three decades to assist China both in developing solutions to its own ongoing development challenges, and in its south-south cooperation and engagement in global development. Through partnerships and innovation, UNDP works to facilitate the achievement of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by working on the following for main project areas (please also update their links as below):
disaster management; and
The UNDP started its operations in China in September 1979 with the signature of the UNDP-Government of China Standard Basic Agreement Since then, UNDP has completed over 900 projects, assisting in a diverse set of fields ranging from agriculture to industry to energy to public health to poverty alleviation to economic restructuring, and many more in-between. Beginning in 1982, UNDP has developed and implemented multi-year Country Programmes and Cooperation Frameworks with specific thematic and result focuses. Since then, UNDP has completed five such Frameworks in close collaboration with the Ministry of Commerce.
Through this partnership and the successful implementation of hundreds of programs, thousands of Chinese citizens have been trained, the technical capacity of key Ministries and institutes has been strengthened, contributing to significant progress to promote and achieve human development in China. Today, more than 85% of UNDP projects in China are directly executed by Chinese institutions, involving more than a dozen government ministries as well as NGOs and the private sector. In recent years, intensified results-based management and broadened strategic partnerships with key development actors have become a priority. Now, in addition to grass-roots interventions, UNDP increasingly works towards advocacy, policy advice, dialogue and facilitation, as well as brokerage for innovative solutions.
About the Peace and Development Foundation
The Peace and Development Foundation (“PDF”) is the official partner of the United Nations Development Programme (“UNDP”) in China based in Hong Kong. PDF works together with UNDP in advocacy and awareness raising; leadership training and capacity building; and fundraising for UNDP projects. PDF's focal areas are Human Development and Poverty Alleviation; and Climate Change and Environmental Conservation in Hong Kong, the Pearl River Delta, and Mainland China.
The official partnership between the PDF and the UNDP is part of the UNDP in China's efforts to strengthen the role of the private sector and the business community in addressing China's remaining development challenges, and to mobilise all sectors of society to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. In its initial years, the PDF focused on fundraising activities, and capacity building of Hong Kong youth. Over time, the PDF has expanded its activities in these areas to include wider sectors of society, as well as engaging in advocacy and awareness raising relating to the United Nations' work in China and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The Peace and Development Foundation is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2005, and registered as a charity under Section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance of Hong Kong.
PDF Board Members
The PDF is supervised by a Board of Directors who are volunteers and do not receive financial or material benefits as a result of their membership of the Board. The current members of the Board are:
Mr. Daniel R. Fung
SBS, SC, JP
Chairman & Founding Board Member
Cavaliere Kathy K. H. Chiu, JP
Chairman Emeritus &
Founding Board Member
Mr. Charles Brown
Chairman Emeritus &
Founding Board Member
Dr. Roy Chi Ping Chung
Ms. Pansy Ho, JP
Mr. Oscar Chow
Ms. Betty Da Silva
Mr. Edward JYL Ma
PDF is a charity listed on Wise Giving organized by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS). WiseGiving is a simple framework for charity disclosure to the public. In particular, it facilitates better understanding between the potential donors and the organizations so as to solicitate funding opportunities.