72nd UN General Assembly

Building a Community of Shared Future for Mankind Agrees With UNGA Theme - UN Officials

(By Ma Jianguo. Xinhua News Agency, Sept. 18, 2017. Complete text:) United Nations - 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 ...

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