On Saturday 16 August 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the UNSGs Envoy for Youth, Ahmad Alhendawi, visited Nanjing, China to attend the opening ceremony of the Nanjing 2014 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games. Representatives of the UNV China Field Unit, including UNV Programme Officer Eirene Chen and national UN Volunteer Wang He (Amy), joined the UN China team to accompany the Secretary-Generals delegation.
When UNDP Administrator Helen Clark toured China on a mission in late August, two national UN Volunteers greeted her during her field visit to a pilot sustainable forest management project site in Koutou, a village near Beijing.
Ms. Clark was very interested to learn about the UN Volunteers roles in the pilot UNDP-Macao Initiative for Carbon Sequestration through Sustainable Forest Management, a three-year climate change initiative sponsored by the Special Administrative Region of Macao. The project is supporting the development of a national voluntary carbon market in China.