The decision of Russia and China to block a draft resolution on Syria in the UN Security Council was “legitimate”, said Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi, the Iranian news agency IRNA reports. “The UN Security Council has turned into an instrument by which the West is putting pressure on individual countries. At this time, […]
Explanation of Vote by Ambassador Li Baodong after Adoption of Security Council Draft Resolution on Syria
The Security Council just voted on the draft resolution on Syria. China voted against the resolution. China has all along followed closely the developments in Syria. We call on all parties in Syria to stop violence, avoid, in particular, casualties of innocent civilians, restore order in the country as soon as possible, and respect the […]
It seems that Margaret Chan (陳馮富珍), current Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO), will continue her work in the absence of any other candidate for the position. Chan was elected in the 2006 election in a process with 13 other applicants. However, the current poll has found no competition. The deadline for nominations […]
Statement by Ambassador Wang Min at the Third Committee of the Sixty-sixth Session of the United Nations General Assembly on Human Rights
Mr. Chairman, Promotion and protection of human rights is the unremitting pursuit and common objective of all countries. Over the past years, progress has been made in international human rights endeavors, but there are still many difficulties and challenges ahead. As for developing countries, achieving the right to development remains a bumpy road. Due to […]
The negotiations of the UN Security Council on a resolution against the Syrian regime have not yielded any concrete result. The UN ambassadors of the 15 member countries deliberated into the night over a weakened text of the four Europeans, however, the veto power of Russia remained their first No. Even China, India, Brazil and […]
China announced today that it will donate 400,000 dollars (283,500 euros) to the poorest countries to help them to join or participate in the World Trade Organization (WTO). “The program of China will finance training for the least developed countries that are candidates for the WTO,” said the Chinese Embassy in a statement. “It will […]
Li Baodong, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations said Monday that China supports the candidacy of Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, on his re-election, and “hopes he will get the support of all parties “.
Monday, June 6, South Korea’s Ban Ki-moon has formally requested the Security Council of the United Nations to support his candidacy for a second five-year term as Secretary General of the organisation.