President Mr. WANG Chao addressed the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council
On October 3, Mr. WANG Chao, President of Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs and President of United Nations Association of China, made an oral statement at the General Debate on Item 8 (Follow-up to and implementation of the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action) of the 51st Session of the UN Human Rights Council.
President Wang stated that global development and world peace are facing more uncertainties and instabilities. COVID-19 is still threatening people’s rights to life and health. The implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda is off track. Human development has fallen back to its 2016 levels, reversing much of the progress towards the SDGs. Peace and development are the common cause of mankind. China proposed the Global Development Initiative (GDI) and the Global Security Initiative (GSI), providing public goods for the global response to development and security challenges. The GDI aims to accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and build a global community of development. The GSI seeks to offer a new approach to eliminate the root causes of international conflict, and promote the establishment of a balanced, effective, and sustainable security architecture, achieving durable stability and security.
President Wang stressed that all countries should practice true multilateralism, contribute to the new vision of security, put development front and center on international agenda, promote the right to development and remove development barriers.