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Full Text: Beijing Proposal -- In Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development
December 06,2016   By:Xinhua
BEIJING, Dec. 6, 2016 -- The International Seminar on the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right to Development concluded on Monday with a Beijing Proposal.
 
Following is the full text of the document.
 
Beijing Proposal
 
-- In Commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right to Development
 
The International Seminar on the 30th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Right to Development was held in Beijing on Dec. 4-5, 2016. Chinese President Xi Jinping sent a letter of congratulation to the seminar. Liu Qibao, a member of the Political Bureau and Secretariat of the Communist Party of China Central Committee, and head of the CPC Central Committee's Publicity Department, attended the seminar and made a speech. The seminar, co-hosted by the State Council Information Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, was attended by more than 150 representatives from over 40 countries, regions and international organizations.
 
It was agreed at the seminar that the Declaration on the Right to Development, adopted by the United Nations 30 years ago, has played an important role in promoting the development and progress of human society. The participants spoke highly of the achievements made by many developing countries, including China, in ensuring their people's right to development, and praised China's active efforts in implementing the Declaration on the Right to Development, the Millennium Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
 
The participants agreed that peace and development remain the dominant themes in today's world. Underdevelopment is one of the causes of many problems faced by the world. The fundamental cause of poverty, the refugee crisis, conflicts, war, terrorism and extremism lies in underdevelopment, and solutions to all these problems have to be sought through development. Presently, the North-South gap in economic development is still very wide. The international community should therefore make poverty and hunger elimination its primary task, tackle imbalances in development and promote sustainable development.
 
At the seminar, participants engaged in brainstorming and discussed "sharing development for the benefit of people from all countries." They made the following proposals: