A five-minute primer on an issue making headlines
The death of a People's Liberation Army soldier in southern Lebanon last week highlighted China's increased participation in United Nations peacekeeping forces.Sunday, 30 July, 2006, 12:00am
What's the link between Sarah Jessica Parker and Unicef? It's a little bracelet and US$100 worth of philanthropy from Cartier. The French jeweller has added the Love Charity bracelet - going for US$457 - to its long-standing Love collection with its trademark engraved screws.30 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
About 400 members and friends of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce gathered at the Grand Hyatt for the annual ball, which this year had the theme Monet's Garden Under the Stars. The ballroom was decorated for the night with impressionist-inspired paintings by students at the Canadian International School.26 May 2006 - 12:00am
Medecins Sans Frontieres has launched a photo exhibition to highlight the grim situation faced by people living in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country long troubled by conflict and epidemics.17 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
A cigarette price war broke out in the city yesterday as desperate companies try to grab market share, and youngsters, anti-smoking activists claim.
The lower prices come as the government moves to ban smoking in restaurants, bars and karaoke lounges and introduce an on-the-spot fine of $1,500.8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
If we set out to create a farm in the wilderness, we should not expect the biggest local predators to help. We have our interests and they have theirs; as our little patch of order spreads, their ability to hunt freely and dominate the local environment is increasingly constrained. So we should not be surprised that John Bolton is trying to sabotage the reform of the United Nations.15 Sep 2005 - 12:00am
Every August 6, the Japanese city of Hiroshima commemorates the dropping of Little Boy, the most powerful bomb ever used. This year marks the 60th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with many hibakusha - survivors of the blast - now in their mid-70s. Due to their ill health and age, the opportunities for understanding their experiences at first-hand are rapidly diminishing.3 Aug 2005 - 12:00am
Name: Daniel Lau Tsz-kin
School: SKH Lam Kau Mow Secondary School
Achievement: The Form Seven student has been selected as a young envoy of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).
He delivered a speech in front of former chief secretary Anson Chan Fang On-sang at the appointment ceremony.3 Jun 2005 - 12:00am
The United Nations is a mess. Often corrupt and venal, always inefficient and wasteful, frequently captured by the worst political interests, and commonly motivated by the most extreme ideological impulses, it is anything but 'the last great hope of mankind'. If anyone can push it towards reform, it is John Bolton.8 Apr 2005 - 12:00am
Toni & Guy Hairdressing will be donating every dollar taken today from their hair, nail and makeup services at their Central and Causeway Bay salons to the relief fund. Visit www.toniandguy.com.hk.
The drive for funds16 Jan 2005 - 12:00am
Where? 3/F, 60 Blue Pool Road, Happy Valley, Hong Kong
Why? Devoid of shelter and safe water, the lives of many children have been devastated by the tsunami that has claimed almost 150,000 lives in Asia so far. You can lend a hand to these children by helping out at Unicef.9 Jan 2005 - 12:00am
The South China Morning Post is joining with its readers to help child victims of the tsunami disaster.
For the next week, the Post will match donations to the Operation Santa Claus tsunami relief fund - dollar for dollar, up to $2 million.7 Jan 2005 - 12:00am
Housed in the dirtiest of UN camps, the troops find isolation is hardest to bear
The Chinese riot police sent to Haiti on a peacekeeping mission are operating under worse circumstances than other United Nations forces in the troubled Caribbean nation.30 Sep 2004 - 12:00am
Budding painter Cherry Li Tsz-wai is the first Hong Kong citizen to create artwork that will be used for a special stamp set the United Nations is issuing to mark the International Day of Peace on September 21.21 Aug 2004 - 12:00am
'Peace is like love. You have to close your eyes a little bit'
Shimon Peres - former Israeli prime minister, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Labor party leader of his strife-torn nation - has some sage advice on peace and love.
At 80 years of age, the father of three and grandfather of six peddles a soft message in his bid for global peace.6 Mar 2004 - 12:00am