Six months after devastating Chinese quake, UN continues to assist victims

The United Nations is pressing on with efforts to help survivors of the massive May earthquake centred in China’s Sichuan province, which claimed some 70,000 lives and left millions of others homeless.

UN industrial agency partners with China to tackle climate change

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has joined forces with China to address climate change by increasing clean energy projects under the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and boosting the use of hydropower in Africa.

UN calls for better Chinese regulation of infant foods in tainted formula crisis

United Nations agencies today called for better regulation of foods for infants and young children in China in light of the contaminated infant formula crisis, reiterating their insistence that breast milk should be used exclusively for the first six months of life.

UN’s Asia-Pacific arm teams up with China to curb disaster risk

The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)has joined forces with China, which was struck by a devastating earthquake in May that left nearly 100,000 dead or missing, to reduce the damage wrought by future disasters.

Top UN envoy travels to Beijing for Paralympics

Wilfried Lemke, the Secretary-General's Special Adviser on Sport for Development and Peace, attended the opening ceremony of the Paralympics today in Beijing, China, acting as the Secretary-General's Special Envoy at the event.

UN welcomes $15 million in donations so far to China’s earthquake survivors

The United Nations today welcomed the $15 million received so far from the international community in response to the UN appeal to assist the survivors of May’s devastating Wenchuan earthquake, which killed some 70,000 people and left almost 5 million homeless.

On China visit, UN official assesses post-quake reconstruction efforts

The head of the United Nations agency tasked with promoting adequate shelter for all has pledged support for recovery and reconstruction efforts in China’s Sichuan province, which is rebuilding after a devastating earthquake, during a three-day visit to the area.

In China, UN officials hail sport’s contribution to development

Sport is increasingly recognized as an important tool in helping countries achieve their development goals, the United Nations envoy for sport said today in Beijing, where athletes from around the world are currently competing in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

Three months after Chinese earthquake, UN continues to assist recovery

United Nations agencies are continuing to help millions of people rebuild their lives in south-western China, three months after the region was devastated by an earthquake that left more than 80,000 people dead or missing.

UN issues call for $33 million to help earthquake survivors in China

The United Nations launched an appeal today for $33.5 million to help victims of May’s devastating earthquake in China, which claimed nearly 70,000 lives, injured hundreds of thousands of people and left more than 5 million homeless.