Yohannes Lemma Bayu provides practical aid for what the government recently called a 'tsunami' of African asylum seekers
Darfur, Tibet, and Falun Gong are among the awareness campaigns.
Rice shortages are appearing across Asia. In Egypt, the Army is now baking bread to curb food riots.
The European Union meets Friday to discuss ties to China after the unrest in Tibet.
It takes the country off the list of worst human rights offenders but still notes serious concerns.
In his 15 months as UN secretary-general, he has insisted that the UN come to embody two qualities not always associated with it: efficiency and responsiveness.