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China calls for holistic approach to UN peacekeeping
August 30,2017   By:Xinhua

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August 30, 2017 -- Liu Jieyi (C), China's permanent representative to the United Nations, addresses the UN Security Council Open Debate on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations at the UN headquarters in New York, Aug. 29, 2017. China on Tuesday called for a holistic approach to UN peacekeeping, stressing the need to respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of host countries. (Xinhua/Li Muzi)

August 30, 2017 -- China on Tuesday called for a holistic approach to UN peacekeeping, stressing the need to respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of host countries.

Liu Jieyi, China's permanent representative to the United Nations, said the global organization has different priorities and focuses in the four stages of conflict prevention, peacekeeping, peace building and sustainable peace, which are interconnected and must be managed in a holistic manner.

"The fundamental way to maintain enduring peace and common security is to abide by the purposes and principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, work together to build a community of shared future for mankind, promote a global governance system featuring broad consultation, joint efforts and shared benefits, and practice a new security concept that is common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable," he said in an open debate at the Security Council about peacekeeping missions.

The most important consideration in resolving inter-state disputes is to commit to the UN Charter's purposes and principles and basic norms governing international relations, and safeguard nations' sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity. The Security Council must incorporate the above-mentioned principles in its work and discourage tension, said the Chinese envoy.