China expects UN’s effective role in post-COVID era for a better future: Xi

BEIJING, September 23 (INP): President Xi Jinping underlined the need that the UN should play its effective role in post-COVID era for the World’s peace and prosperity.
A spokesperson of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Wang Wenbin told reporters here at a press conference that the President while addressing the high-level meeting to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the UN put four suggestions for the effective role of the UNO.
First, the UN must stand firm for justice. Mutual respect and equality among all countries, big or small, represents the progress of our times and is the foremost principle of the UN Charter. All need to follow the approach of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits.
All need to come together to uphold universal security, share the fruits of development, and jointly decide on the future of the world.
It is imperative that the representation and voice of developing countries be increased so that the UN could be more balanced in reflecting the interests and wishes of the majority of countries in the world.

Second, the UN must uphold the rule of law. The purposes and principles of the UN Charter are the fundamental guidelines for handling international relations.
They must be unswervingly kept and upheld. Relations among countries and coordination of their interests must only be based on rules and institutions. Big countries should lead by example in advocating and upholding the international rule of law.

Third, the UN must promote cooperation. Cold War mentality, ideological lines or zero-sum game are no solution to a country’s own problem, still less an answer to mankind’s common challenges.
What we need to do is to replace conflict with dialogue, coercion with consultation and zero-sum with win-win. We need to expand the converging interests of all and build a big global family of harmony and cooperation.

Fourth, the UN must focus on real action. The UN should aim at problem solving and move toward tangible outcomes as it advances security, development and human rights in parallel.
The issue of development should be highlighted in the global macro framework; and there should be a greater emphasis on the promotion and protection of the rights to subsistence and development.

According to the spokesperson, these suggestions send out a clear signal that China will firmly uphold the UN-centered international system, firmly uphold the international order underpinned by international law and promote the building of a community with a shared future for mankind. This has been highly commended.

In the coming days, President Xi will address the UNGA General Debate, Summit on Biodiversity, and the high-level meeting on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, he added.
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