UN Pavilion Commissioner General,Awni Behnam,welcomes orphans of the Yushu earthquake to the pavilion
In collaboration with the Qatar Pavilion, the UN has hosted orphans of the Yushu earthquake in Qinghai Province, China, at its Pavilion at the World Expo.
Aged between 10 and 14, the children were sponsored by the Chinese Children's Foundation, Qinghai Province Women's Federation and the Heng Yuan Group "Constant Love Action" to witness the spectacular World Expo while in Shanghai.
After visiting the China Pavilion, the fantasy Space Museum Home, and participating in painting activities at the Qatar Pavilion, the children retired to the UN Pavilion to watch the environmental film HOME and learn about the UN’s activities world wide.
Apart from the World Expo, the children also visited several well-known scenic sites in Shanghai during their 7-day trip. The children expressed their excitement about the Pavilions they saw and said they could not wait to tell people in their home Qinghai Province about the experience.