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Chinese envoy calls for coordinated development of men and women
March 16,2019   By:Xinhua

UNITED NATIONS, March 16, 2019 -- A Chinese envoy on Friday called on the international community to implement goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda in a comprehensive and balanced manner to promote the equal and coordinated development of men and women.

The world is undergoing a new round of major development transformation and readjustment, said Wu Haitao, the charge d'affaires of China's permanent mission to the United Nations, adding that global challenges such as economic recession, poverty, violent conflicts and climate change have had a profound impact on women's advancement.

Development holds the master key to resolving gender disparity, he told a session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Wu said the international community should take stock of gender disparity and the specific interests of women in promoting the advancement of the cause of women and coordinated socio-economic development.

He asked to strengthen the social protection system to eliminate the gender gap in social protection and pay attention to women in the informal economic sector.

He also asked to improve public service delivery to help serve and benefit women, particularly those who are poor, disabled, or left behind by their husbands in the rural area.

"We should increase investment in and intellectual support for infrastructure to strengthen global connectivity and sustainable development (for the benefit of women)," said Wu.