Spotlight: Building a community of shared future for mankind agrees with UNGA theme -- UN officials

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Added On September 19, 2017

by Xinhua Writer Ma Jianguo

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- Leaders around the world have gathered in New York for the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA). UN officials said Chinese President Xi Jinping's concept of building a community of shared future for mankind agrees well with the theme of UNGA.

This year's UNGA, kicked off on Sept. 12, carries the theme of "Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet," which is widely hailed as in perfect harmony with President Xi's concept.

"We can say it's a symphony," said Jorge Chediek, director of the UN Office for South-South Cooperation.

"Chinese President Xi Jinping's shared destiny among all peoples is in accordance with the UN values," Chediek said, adding that China's commitment to connectivity, trade, cultural and people-to-people exchanges is very important for developing countries.

Chediek said that President Xi showed China's vision for global governance, and China's contribution was an example with significant resources devoted to South-South cooperation.

The official, who attended the Belt and Road summit in May in Beijing, said that China's Belt and Road Initiative, which is committed to connectivity, and the idea of promoting Chinese investment in least developed countries are really fulfilling the idea of a community of shard future for mankind.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has said that "we live in a world with global problems -- climate change, terrorism, inequality -- and there is no way we can solve (them) on a country-by-country basis."

"We see, more and more, that only global solutions can address global problems. And for global solutions to be possible, we need to have mechanisms of governance allowing countries to come together and manage together the problems of our times," he said.

Guterres' remarks are in perfect tune with Xi's concept.

Miroslav Lajcak, president of 72nd General Assembly, said that "China has long been a faithful partner of the United Nations, and a steadfast proponent of peace, diplomacy, and the multilateral system."

The UN official said that with war and conflict, terrorism and violent extremism, inequality and poverty, and the impacts of climate change, Xi's concept of a community of shared future for mankind provides an inspirational vision.

"Only by working together on the basis of mutual understanding and shared responsibility will we be able to maintain international peace, achieve inclusive and sustainable development, protect our natural environment, and combat climate change," he said.

In January this year, Xi delivered a speech entitled "Work Together to Build a Community of Shared Future for Mankind" at the United Nations Office in Geneva, Switzerland.

"All countries should jointly shape the future of the world, write international rules, manage global affairs and ensure that development outcomes are shared by all," said Xi.