UN rights body adopts resolution on development submitted by China
12 Jul 2019, 20:24 ( 8 days ago)
On the last day of its 41st session on Friday, the UN Human Rights Council adopted a resolution submitted by China titled "The contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights".
This was the second time that the UN rights body adopted a resolution submitted by China on development issues. The first was adopted on June 22, 2017.
Reaffirming that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated, the resolution says that the international community must treat human rights globally in a fair and equal manner, on the same footing and with the same emphasis, and meeting the aspiration of the people for a better life is the priority of each State.
The resolution further reaffirms the significant contribution of development to the enjoyment of all human rights by all, and recognizes that development and the realization of human rights and fundamental freedoms are interdependent and mutually reinforcing.
It calls upon all countries to promote sustainable development to enable better enjoyment of human rights and to achieve gender equality, and to realize people-centered development of the people, by the people and for the people.