The top United Nations human rights official voiced deep concern today over the verdict and severe sentencing of a prominent Chinese writer, warning that this represents a serious setback for human rights in China.
A United Nations assessment team dispatched to China in the wake of Typhoon Morakot – which has claimed hundreds of lives – has found that humanitarian needs have been met by the local, provincial and central authorities.
In a move to help China and other developing Asian countries improve the quality of their statistical reporting, the United Nations has signed its first-ever trust-fund agreement for technical cooperation with the world’s most populous State.
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is continuing its assistance to women and children in China’s Sichuan province, as they seek to rebuild their lives after last year’s devastating earthquake.
Wrapping up a visit to China today, the top United Nations relief official praised the East Asian nation’s disaster preparedness and recovery efforts as the first anniversary of the devastating Wenchuan earthquake neared.
The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is helping China – home of some 350 million smokers – celebrate the New Year through a campaign seeking to bring an end to the tradition of giving cigarettes as gifts.