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China signs agreement with UN to finance peace, security activities

By   /  May 7, 2016  /  All News  /  No Comments

Updated: May 7,2016 10:15 AM     Xinhua UNITED NATIONS — China and the United Nations signed an agreement on May 6 covering a multi-year contribution of $200 million from China to the UN to finance activities relating to peace, security and development. Liu Jieyi, China’s permanent representative to the UN and Edmond Mulet, UN secretary-general’s chef […]

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Vice-premier meets UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

By   /  April 22, 2016  /  All News  /  No Comments

Updated: Apr 22,2016 10:03 AM     english.gov.cn Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli (Left) meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations headquarters in New York, the United States, April 21, 2016.[Photo/Xinhua] China will continue to address global climate change and actively work with developing nations in doing, Vice-Premier Zhang Gaoli said at the United Nations headquarters […]

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Cambodia: UN agency urges dialogue to resolve labour dispute in Special Economic Zones

By   /  December 23, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

Street scene in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Photo: World Bank 23 December 2015 – The United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) today called on Cambodian workers, trade unions, Government and employers to engage in dialogue to resolve a confrontation in the Special Economic Zones in Bavet City and enable a return to work. […]

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Syria: Senior UN official calls for immediate end to use of sexual violence by all sides as weapon of war

By   /  December 19, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, on a visit to Bogotá, Colombia in March 2015. Photo: UNDP Colombia/Andrés Bernal 19 December 2015 – Welcoming the Security Council’s unanimous adoption of a blueprint for peace in Syria, a senior United Nations official has called on all sides to immediately stop using sexual […]

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Global forced displacement for 2015 on track to break all records, topping 60 million – UN

By   /  December 18, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

In Croatia, a refugee family rests in the UNICEF-supported Family Area at the reception centre in Opatovac. Photo: UNICEF/ Tomislav Georgiev 18 December 2015 – Forced displacement this year is likely exceed all previous records, for the first time topping 60 million, meaning that one out of every 122 persons on Earth has been forced […]

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China backs UN in playing bigger international role

By   /  October 27, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

Updated: Oct 27,2015 8:05 PM     english.gov.cn Premier Li Keqiang meets with Mogens Lykketoft, president of the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, on Oct 27 in Beijing.[Photo/China News Agency] Premier Li Keqiang met with Mogens Lykketoft, president of the 70th session of the General Assembly of the United Nations, on Oct […]

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World lights up in UN blue to mark Organization’s milestone anniversary

By   /  October 22, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

Petra, Jordan, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985, is lit in ‘UN blue,’ as part of the global celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the United Nations. Photo: Office of UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan/Chris Herwig 22 October 2015 – From Australia to Azerbaijan, Indonesia to Iraq, Saudi Arabia to South Sudan, […]

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On International Day, UN focuses on adolescent girls as part of ‘relentless’ drive towards equality for all by 2030

By   /  October 11, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

The newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer an opportunity for a global commitment to breaking intergenerational transmission of poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination – and realizing our vision of a life of dignity for all, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon declared, marking the International Day of the Girl Child. Source: United Nations News […]

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Everyone is entitled to a life of dignity, Ban says on World Mental Health Day

By   /  October 10, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

Everyone has the right to respect and dignity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared in his message on World Mental Health Day, highlighting that people who have mental health and psychosocial disabilities deserve to live with the dignity that is integral to a healthy and fulfilling life. Source: United Nations News Centre – Everyone […]

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On World Day against Death Penalty, UN says practice deters neither drug crimes nor abuse

By   /  October 10, 2015  /  All News  /  No Comments

The death penalty does not deter drug crimes, nor does it protect people from drug abuse, said United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, reiterating the world body’s ongoing call to abolish the practice altogether, while emphasizing that if used, that it be applied only to the crime of intentional killing. Source: United Nations News Centre – […]

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