On September 14th, the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council was held in Geneva. At the meeting, the Chinese representative called on all countries to put people's lives and health first and oppose politicization of public health issues. The Chinese representative said that people's happy lives are the most important human rights. China called on all countries to adhere to the UN Declaration, stick to people-centered development approach, promote innovative, coordinated, green, open and shared development, and work for the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to fully realize the right to development.

China key contributor to global human rights cause

The 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council concluded in Geneva recently. The China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) and the China Association for NGO Cooperation attended the session by means of submitting written speeches, speaking via video links and holding multiple sideline meetings to introduced China’s human rights progress, poverty reduction experience as well as the achievements in the protection of ethnic cultures in northwest China’s Xinjiang. Poverty elimination is manifests the protection of the right to development. China’s representatives said that China has created a poverty reduction miracle which has lasted the longest span of time and benefited the largest number of poverty-stricken people in the history of humankind. The CSHRS pointed out that China has taken measures to reduce the impacts of COVID-19on economy, society and culture. The number of extremely poor people doesn’t rise amid COVID-19.[more..]

Chinese envoy calls for effective poverty reduction to facilitate human rights protection

A Chinese envoy on Tuesday called for the effective reduction and eradication of poverty so as to better facilitate the promotion and protection of human rights, when delivering a statement on behalf of a cross-regional group of states at the ongoing 45th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council. Chen Xu, China's Permanent Representative to UN's Geneva Office, also called for efforts to make poverty reduction a major element of economic development and carry out targeted development-oriented poverty reduction policies.[more..]

Stability and development underpin human rights protection

During the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, China's Permanent Mission to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland and the China Society for Human Rights Studies (CSHRS) held three webinars themed “Counterterrorism, Deradicalization and Human Rights Protection,” “Poverty Alleviation and Human Rights Protection” and “Xinjiang’s Population and Human Rights”. Officials from other countries’ permanent missions to Geneva, special aides of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Human Rights Council and representatives of non-governmental organizations joined the meetings.[more..]

Chinese, foreign social organizations discuss poverty alleviation

Twelve representatives from social organizations in China, Cambodia, Mongolia, Ethiopia, and relevant international organizations on Thursday discussed poverty alleviation through video links. They exchanged views on topics including China's poverty reduction achievements, the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and global poverty reduction experiences, at a seminar hosted by the China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE).[more..]

Experts warn of anti-terrorism challenges amid COVID-19, calling for cooperation

Human rights and anti-terrorism experts from China and Cameroon on Thursday warned about the challenge of anti-terrorism on social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of world leadership. Ideas and experiences regarding counter-terrorism, de-radicalization, and human rights protection were exchanged in an online seminar, which was jointly sponsored by the permanent mission of China and Cameroon to the UN Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland. The seminar was organized by the Institute for Communication and Borderland Governance & the School of Journalism and Communication at Jinan University in South China's Guangdong Province. [more..]

Webinar on poverty alleviation and human rights protection held

During the 45th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, China’s Permanent Mission to Geneva and the China Society for Human Rights Studies jointly held a webinar Monday to introduce China’s latest poverty alleviation efforts. The video conference was organized by Jinan University. Officials from Permanent Missions of Malaysia, Iran, Syria and Venezuela to Geneva and representatives from the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights and NGOs also joined the webinar.[more..]

Unilateral coercive measures could impact nearly all human rights, warns UN expert

Unilateral coercive measures could impact nearly all human rights, notably in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, a UN expert said Tuesday at the on-going 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council. Speakers said that under no circumstances should access to humanitarian commodities be blocked due to unilateral coercive measures, and deplored that calls to lift such sanctions to facilitate the response to the COVID-19 pandemic had been unheeded. [more..]

China holds webinar on Xinjiang’s population and human rights to rebut smears

A webinar was held on Sep.24th to give a true picture of the population growth and human rights protection in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and rebut overseas smears against the region’s population policies.Since the foundation of the PRC, Xinjiang has seen steadily improved living standards and better human rights protection. From 1978 to 2018, the total population in Xinjiang increased from 12.33 million to 24.86 million. The number of students at schools has risen from 10,200 to 398,700. The mortality rate has dropped substantially from 20.82‰ to 4.56‰. Health conditions of all ethnic groups in the autonomous region have been noticeably enhanced.[more..]