UN and partners step-up to assist China after lethal earthquake

After a powerful earthquake last month killed more than 250 people and left 3,000 without housing in the harsh winter conditions in China, the United Nations and its humanitarian partners are stepping up to provide the country with needed assistance.

UN ready to assist in earthquake disaster, Annan assures China

The United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, today assured the Government of China that the UN stands ready to assist in responding to the needs created by the powerful earthquake in the Xinjiang region.

In China, Annan continues pressing for full mobilization against AIDS

Concluding his official visit to China today, the United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, pressed government officials with his case for the full mobilization of Chinese society to fight the country’s alarming growth in HIV infections, a UN spokesperson said in New York.

On brink of explosive AIDS epidemic, China must take preventive action, Annan says

Standing on the brink of an explosive AIDS epidemic, China must take action to prevent a massive further spread of the deadly disease, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today as he kicked off his official visit to the country.

In China, Annan denounces Bali bomb blast, calls for cooperation in anti-terror fight

In China for an official visit, United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan today denounced a bomb blast over the weekend in Bali, Indonesia, that killed more than 180 people at a nightclub and called for cooperation in the fight against terrorism.

China: UN agency voices concern about reports of missing AIDS activist

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) today said it was “deeply concerned” by media reports about a missing AIDS activist in China.

UNDP, Shell petroleum company to assess social impact of major China pipeline project

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Shell petroleum company have agreed to assess the social impact of China's West-East Pipeline project, the UN agency announced today.

World Bank report urges environmentally safe approach to China's development strategy

Despite the serious environmental toll extracted over the last two decades of phenomenal economic growth in China, a new report by the World Bank says the Government can build an environmentally sustainable future, but only by changing its development strategy.

China, UN labour agency launch new partnership to improve workers' rights

The Government of China and the International Labour Organization (ILO) have entered into a new partnership to strengthen Chinese policies for employment, social dialogue and social protection, in line with internationally recognized workers' rights, the United Nations agency announced today.

Annan welcomes end to US-China dispute

Welcoming the reported end to the dispute between China and the United States over an aerial incident, Secretary-General Kofi Annan said today he had spoken to Washington and be in contact with Beijing shortly.