Annan hails China’s commitment to double aid to Africa

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has hailed a commitment by China to double its aid to Africa by 2009.

UNESCO chief condemns killing of Chinese reporter beaten by police officer

Continuing his campaign to spotlight the deplorable killing of journalists worldwide, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today condemned the beating death of a Chinese reporter by a police officer.

China emerges as world’s third largest food aid donor, UN agency says

In the same year it stopped receiving food aid from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), China emerged as the world’s third largest food aid donor in 2005, according to the latest annual Food Aid Monitor from INTERFAIS, the International Food Aid Information System, the agency said today.

UN agricultural development fund chief heads to China for talks on environment

The head of the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) will embark on a four-day visit to China by the end of this month to discuss the country’s initiatives on strengthening rural women’s role in fighting environmental degradation, the Rome-based agency said today.

China has major role to play in ensuring fair globalization, multilateralism – Annan

In the third of his lectures at Asian universities, Secretary-General Kofi Annan told Beijing students today that China’s engagement with the United Nations was essential as the world faces the challenges of achieving fair globalization, promoting multilateralism and protecting the human rights of all people in every country on earth.

Continuing Asian trip, Annan confers with Chinese Prime Minister

United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today conferred with Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao on a wide spectrum of issues including UN-China cooperation, UN reform, the Millennium Development Goals that seeks to slash a host of socio-economic ills by 2015, and China's contribution in Africa.

Annan arrives in China on third leg of Asia trip

Arriving in Beijing today on the third leg of an Asian trip, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan began his official visit to China with a meeting with President Hu Jintao that spilled over into a working banquet hosted by the Chinese leader in the Great Hall of the People.

FAO, China Forge Alliance to Improve Food Security in Poor Countries

China will provide further technical assistance to rural communities in developing countries under an agreement reached today between the country’s Government and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Over 60 per cent of winter wheat is lost to drought in parts of China, UN says

A prolonged drought has left hundreds of reservoirs dry and tens of thousands of wells with little or no water in western and northern China, wiping out nearly two thirds of the winter wheat in the worst-hit areas and reducing spring planting, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization of the (FAO) said in a new alert.

UN Population Fund’s governing body approves new country programme for China

The Executive Board of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has approved a new $27 million, five-year programme of assistance to China.