UN chief pledges support for Chile

2010-03-09 08:29 BJT

Special Report: 8.8 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Chile |


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that he will meet with members of the UN General Assembly on Wednesday to mobilize support for Chile's recovery from one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded.

Ban, who visited Chile on Saturday, said he established a joint-working group with Chile's government to identify the areas in need of urgent support.

Ban Ki-moon, United Nations Secretary-General, said, "I stressed both the strong commitment of the United Nations to help the country to pick up the pieces and build back better. I have authorized ten million dollars from CERF, Central Emergency Response Fund. The United Nations and Chilean government will work very closely together."

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the Alto Rio apartment building that collapsed during the earthquake, in Concepcion March 6, 2010. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon visits the Alto Rio apartment
building that collapsed during the earthquake, in Concepcion
March 6, 2010. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Caballero



Editor: Zhang Pengfei | Source: CCTV.com