Of the 46 countries that pledged to provide resources to maintain United Nations peace operations, 14 have failed. China is among those.

The chief of the UN mission in Mali promised extra support for personnel at a tribute ceremony for the first Chinese peacekeeper killed in Mali.

A Chinese peacekeeper and three civilians working for the UN's Mali mission have become the latest casualties of the troubled outfit.

The UN Security Council requested a special report about weapons flows to South Sudan.

The United Nations is reaching out to China as it pulls together a standby force of 15,000 troops for quick deployment to conflict zones

Member states of the World Health Organization have agreed a long-awaited reform of the agency so that it responds more effectively to emergency situations.

China has appointed its first special envoy to Syria, as part of efforts to increase its diplomatic footprint in the Middle East.