Luo Zhaohui, chairman of the China International Development Cooperation Agency (CIDCA), attended the United Nations Day and the commemoration marking the 50th anniversary of the restoration of the lawful seat of the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the UN in Beijing on Oct 22.
Luo made remarks as a host of the commemoration. He said that over the past 76 years, the UN has witnessed international changes and played a historic role in maintaining world peace and development. The UN should hold high the banner of true multilateralism and serve as the central platform for countries to jointly safeguard universal security, share development achievements and chart the course for the future of the world.
Since the PRC restored its lawful seat in the UN 50 years ago, it has always been an important builder of world peace, the biggest contributor to global development and a firm defender of international order, Luo said.
A community with a shared future for mankind, the Belt and Road Initiative, and the Global Development Initiative are not only Chinese wisdom and solutions, but a demonstration of China in implementing the UN's spirit and real multilateralism, he said.
Currently, COVID-19 is still raging around the world and global sustainable development faces challenges. At the moment, all the UN members should stay in solidarity and get rid of cold war mentality and bloc politics, he said
Only when development is sustainable can there be sound development, Luo said, adding that the CIDCA will continue to focus on cooperation in anti-pandemic efforts, as well as public health and security, and build a global community of health for all.
The CIDCA will focus on economic recovery, maintain the multilateral trading system and the stability and smooth flow of the global industrial and supply chains, and inject more energy into global economic recovery and growth.
The CIDCA will also focus on improving people's well-being and mobilizing more development resources for developing countries to reach the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. It will attach great attention to coordination among mechanisms and work synergetically with agencies of UN so as to promote international development cooperation to reach new results, Luo said.
UN Resident Coordinator in China Siddharth Chatterjee said that the UN Charter stands strong today, and the UN will continue to work to build lasting peace and prosperity for every people. China has risen from poverty, and its people are united in their efforts to gain prosperity. The UN is willing to stands with China and build peace together.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres and Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed delivered video messages on the United Nations Day and the 50th anniversary of the PRC's restoration of its lawful seat in the UN.
Chatterjee and representatives of United Nations Development Programme, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund and other agencies in China, and ambassadors from various countries, as well as representatives of relevant ministries of China, attended the commemoration.