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CSHRS expert attends UN conference on rights to development
April 11,2017   By:chinahumanrights.org
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April 11,2017--The United Nations Working Party Conference was held in Geneva from April 3th to 7th, 2017. 
 
The conference focused on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the rights to development, drafted the international standards for the rights to development, and made preparations for the upcoming UN high-level political forum in July. 
 
Wang Xigen, standing director of the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) and executive director of the Institute of Human Rights, Wuhan University attended the conference and provided advisory opinions on protecting the rights to development under the background of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
 
Wang made an advisory report with the theme of Poverty Eradication and the Function of the Rights to Development. In his report, Wang called for building a comprehensive platform for knowledge interaction, accelerating innovation in building a poverty elimination mechanism through multi-field cooperation, establishing think tanks or advisory committees to draft legislative documents and encouraging all countries to compose official documents on the rights to development. 
 
Zamir Akram, president of the UN Working Party on the Rights to Development and representatives from other countries and international organizations spoke highly of Wang’s report.
 
Wang also presented China’s white paper on the right to development to relevant agencies of the UN and other representatives to introduce China’s effective methods and great achievements in protecting the rights to development through poverty eradication.
 
By: Jia Puyu Liu Qiang