Shanghai, 20 Jun 10
Popular Chinese actress Yao Chen, Honorary Patron for the UN Refugee Agency, told visitors to the UN Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010 that a recent visit to refugees living in cities in the Philippines had completely transfored her impression of refugees.
Shanghai, 17 Jun 10
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the All China Youth Federation, China's State Forestry Administration, and Future Forest jointly marked the World Day to Combat Desertification at the United Nations Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo.
Shanghai, 17 Jun 10
The United Nations welcomed visitor number 500,000 to its pavilion this morning. The UN Pavilion Commissioner General Awni Behnam, UN Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information Kiyo Akasaka and Deputy UN Pavilion Director Jianguo Shen awarded the lucky visitor from Guangxi Liuzhou certificates and prizes.
Nairobi,Kenya, 16 Jun 10
UN-HABITAT’s Executive Director Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka this week received a standing ovation at the United Nations great hall in Nairobi when she formally took leave of the Committee of Permanent Representatives which acts on behalf of the governments overseeing UN-HABITAT.
Shanghai, 16 Jun 10
Journalism and communications students from Shanghai Universities met with United Nations’ Directors of Communication at the UN Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. The meeting was led by Communications Under-Secretary-General Kiyo Akasaka and moderated by Peter Zhang, Editor-in- Chief of the Shanghai Daily.
Nairobi, 16 Jun 10
An independent Mid-Term Assessment (MTA) has commended the Global Land Tool Network for its performance and also recommended stronger staffing and funding in view of future challenges.
Shanghai, 14 Jun 10
Visitors to Expo 2010 lined up early to get into the UN pavilion at the world’s fair here to learn about the resilience of refugees living in cities -- told by world-renowned photographer Zalmaï through an exhibit of 17 stark black-and-white images that opened Saturday.