On October 12, at the 54th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, the proposal to promote and protect economic, social and cultural rights in the context of eliminating inequality presented by countries like China, Bolivia, Egypt, Pakistan, South Africa etc. was unanimously adopted. Adopted. The resolution received widespread support from developing countries, with 80 countries joining as co-sponsors.
Chen Xiu, China’s permanent representative to the UN Office in Geneva and Switzerland to other international organisations, said the resolution aims to bridge ideological differences, take practical action and establish beneficial mechanisms.
First, encourage all parties to reach consensus on economic, social and cultural rights while focusing on inequality. This includes promoting the well-being and rights of people through economic, social and cultural rights and unequal relations within and between countries, reforming international financial institutions, particularly improving the representativeness and voice of developing countries in decision-making. .
Second, to call for strengthening international cooperation to promote economic, social and cultural rights through capacity building and jointly build a better life. Strengthen the work of the High Commissioner for Human Rights in the field of economic, social and cultural rights. Third, to establish the Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Knowledge Center to provide a platform for all countries to communicate on an equal footing and learn from each other on relevant issues.
Developing countries expressed gratitude to sponsors like China. They say the resolution effectively responds to strong calls to increase investment in economic, social and cultural rights and build a fair and inclusive international order, and to rebalance and reorient the multilateral human rights system. This is in line with the historical trend, which is conducive to the healthy and long-term development of the international human rights issue. At the same time, the European Union, the United States, France, Germany and other countries expressed gratitude for China’s positive efforts and expressed their willingness to participate in the consensus.
(Courtesy-China Media Group, Beijing)