New York, 22 May 2008 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-GeneralThe Secretary-General is pleased to announce a grant of up to $8 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) following the earthquake that struck Sichuan, China, on 12 May 2008. The grant will be used by United Nations agencies, funds and programmes to help meet the most urgent humanitarian requirements.
The United Nations stands ready to provide further support, as required, to the Government of China in its efforts to respond to the humanitarian needs caused by the disaster.
Statements on 22 May 2008
- New York, 22 May 2008 - Secretary-General's remarks to the United Nations Population Award [Delivered by Kiyotaka Akasaka, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information]
- New York, 22 May 2008 - Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Mali (please scroll down for French version)
- New York, 22 May 2008 - Secretary-General message to the Annual Meeting of the Association of Former International Civil Servants [Delivered by Netta Avedon, Chief of Staff Development, Office of Human Resources Development]
- New York, 22 May 2008 - Secretary-General's message on the International Day for Biological Diversity