UN food agency and China boost partnership against global hunger

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Beijing Government have boosted their partnership aimed at helping China and the world to address hunger.

Rural mortality rates in China outpace urban areas by up to six-fold – UN-backed report

Mortality rates in China’s least developed rural areas, where just under half the country’s 1.3 billion people live, are four to six times higher than urban areas, accounting for three quarters of total mortality, and the Government should give priority to ensuring universal maternal and child health care, according to a United Nations-backed report launched in Beijing.

UN environmental efforts for ‘green’ 2008 Olympics in Beijing move ahead

Pursuing efforts to promote eco-friendly sports, the heads of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today reviewed plans to ensure that environmental concerns figure as a major priority for next year’s Olympic Games in Beijing, from cutting pollution to landscaping.