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Spokesman for the Secretary-General On China

Statement

The Secretary-General is saddened to learn of the loss of life and devastation caused by the mudslides in Maoxin county, Sichuan province, in the People’s Republic of China.

The Secretary-General salutes the efforts of the national relief and recovery teams. The United Nations stands ready to support the authorities in any way it can if needed.

The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the people and Government of the People’s Republic of China and wishes those injured a speedy recovery.

Stéphane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General

New York, 24 June 2017

“Lawyers need to be protected not harassed” – UN experts urge China to halt detentions

United Nations human rights experts* today called on the Chinese authorities to stop what appears to be targeted police harassment and intimidation of lawyers and those working closely with them. “Lawyers are essential to ensure the rule of law; they need to be protected not harassed,” they said. Continue reading

UNDP Administrator Helen Clark completes official visit to China

United Nations Development Programme Administrator Helen Clark concluded a week-long visit to China today. Since arriving in China on 27 August, UNDP Administrator Helen Clark engaged in a busy schedule of bilateral meetings with state leaders, national counterparts, visiting development projects and participating in the opening session of the China-Eurasia Expo in Urumqi, Xinjiang. Continue reading

Sanctions committee split over Iran’s ballistic missile launch

Gary Quinlan (left), Permanent Representative of Australia to the UN, with Agshin Mehdiyev, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the UN, at the Council meeting. 25 April 2013 United Nations, New YorkAmid continuing doubts about the uniquely civilian character of Iran’s nuclear programme, the Security Council heard a briefing today by the Chairman of its 1737 Sanctions Committee, who reported that members were divided over whether recent ballistic missile launches were in violation of Council resolution 1929 (2010). Continue reading

UN Secretary-General on an official visit to China

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (left) meets with Xi Jinping, President of the People's Republic of China. 19 June 2013 Beijing, China Meeting with Chinese leaders in Beijing, Secretary – General Ban Ki-moon discussed a range topics central to the agenda of the United Nations regarding peace and security, human rights and development, as well as the situation in Syria and the Korean peninsula. In talks with President Xi Jinping, Mr. Ban commended China for its commitment to  Continue reading