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China unveils global development report ahead of June 23 BRICS summit

Chinese president Xi Jinping (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

By: Shubham Ghosh

CHINA on Monday (20) unveiled a Global Development Report ahead of the upcoming summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) grouping, the country’s Center for International Knowledge on Development, said, adding that the report aims at building a global community of development.

In a statement, the statement said the report analyses the progress and challenges met in implementing the UN 2030 Agenda; delineates the context of global development; explains the core concepts, the way of implementation and early harvests of the Global Development Initiative (GDI) besides offering police recommendations for setting up a global community of development, China’s CGTN reported.

Chinese president Xi Jinping, who will host the leaders of the other BRICS leaders in Beijing at the June 23 summit, proposed the GDI during a key speech made at the General Debate of the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly last September.

He urged the global community to remain committed to development as a priority, a people-to-people-centred approach, universal benefits, innovative-driven development, among others.

Global development has been a part of China’s reform and opening-up strategy for a long period.

“The Global Development Report analyses the progress and challenges in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” Wang Yi, China’s foreign minister, said in an online speech during the report’s launching on Monday, CGTN reported.

“Receiving warm responses from the international community, the initiative is channeling more resources toward development assistance and building platforms for project cooperation to drive progress in eight priority areas, such as food security and climate change,” Zhao Changwen, president of Center for International Knowledge on Development, was quoted as saying by CGTN.

“China’s role in promoting the implementation of the 2030 Agenda is significant,” Stephen Bainous Kargbo, representative and head of the Regional Office in China of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, told the Chinese channel.

“It’s open. It’s inclusive. It’s inviting different players, and it’s real to work through the multilateral platform,” he said.

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