“Universal Declaration of Human Rights” a historical document: Chinese Ambassador
On March 17, Ambassador Chen Xiu, Chinese representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland, spoke on behalf of more than 70 countries at the 52nd session of the UN Human Rights Council, marking the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Made a joint statement and made a clear claim on the implementation of the declaration. The joint statement said that the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a landmark document, which has had a profound impact on the development of human rights in the world. Over the past 75 years, the international community has made significant achievements as it continues to seek to achieve the lofty goals set forth by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. And many complex and serious challenges are also coming to the fore.
On the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, this activity provided an important opportunity to revive the spirit of the Declaration. In order to further implement the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights”, the joint speech clearly stated that first, it should be promoted in an all-round manner, and there is a need to enhance and achieve the all-round development of human beings. Second, be result oriented. We must implement the right to people-centred development, jointly advance the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and achieve a better post-pandemic recovery, focus on the impact of emerging technologies on human rights, protect the rights of the vulnerable combat all forms of discrimination, and cancel unilateral coercive sanctions, eliminate inequality, and at the same time encourage international financial institutions to play an active role in supporting developing countries in protecting human rights.
Third, respect each other. Human rights practice is diverse. Different countries have different national conditions, historical cultures, social systems, and economic and social development levels. We must adhere to linking the universality of human rights to the actual conditions of each country, and respect the human rights development path chosen by each country independently. Fourth, there is a need for dialogue and cooperation. All parties should avoid politicization of human rights by building mutual trust while achieving consensus, abandoning confrontation and division. In order to jointly promote global human rights work and add new strength to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
(Credits-China Media Group, Beijing)