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Wars, conflicts main causes of large-scale human rights violations: diplomat
September 15,2021   By:Xinhua
GENEVA, Sept. 15, 2021 -- A Chinese envoy on Tuesday highlighted that wars, conflicts and regional turmoil are the main causes of large-scale human rights violations, saying that without peace and security, all human rights cannot be realized.
 
Delivering a joint statement on behalf of a group of countries at the 48th session of the UN Human Rights Council, Chen Xu, China's permanent representative to the UN Office at Geneva, highlighted that international peace and security currently face unprecedented challenges.
 
"Traditional and non-traditional security challenges are intertwined, and the realization of universal security remains a long and arduous task, making a serious impact on the universal enjoyment of human rights," the joint statement said.
 
To achieve lasting peace and promote and protect human rights, the statement called on all states to abide by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter, embrace the concept of common, comprehensive, cooperative and sustainable security, and jointly build a community with a shared future for human beings.
 
The statement stressed the importance of true multilateralism, the UN-centered international system and the international order underpinned by international law in achieving peace and human rights promotion.
 
It also urged all nations to pay more attention to non-traditional security threats, including public health, terrorism and climate change, and address the root causes of such threats.
 
"We call on all countries to join hands to safeguard world peace and security and work together for the full enjoyment of human rights for all in a world of lasting peace and universal security," the joint statement concluded. 
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