China News Service, Geneva, June 28. Chen Xu, Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations in Geneva, made a joint speech on behalf of more than 90 countries at the 50th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council on the 27th, calling on the international community to attach importance to the protection of economic, social and cultural rights, and through solidarity Cooperation in response to the new crown pneumonia epidemic.

  The joint statement pointed out that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing socio-economic challenges in countries, deepened inequalities within and between countries, and disproportionately negatively affected vulnerable and marginalized groups.

The problem of unfair distribution of new crown vaccines is even more serious.

The recovery of the world economy is still uneven, and developing countries face challenges in revitalizing their economies, eradicating poverty and improving people's livelihood.

The progress countries have made in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals could be reversed.

  The joint statement stated that UN human rights bodies should take necessary actions to promote a sustainable, equitable and resilient post-pandemic recovery.

The international community should pay attention to the link between eliminating inequality and the enjoyment of economic, social and cultural rights, pay more attention to the needs of developing countries, and pay more attention to the situation of vulnerable and marginalized groups.

Only when all parties adhere to multilateralism and through solidarity, cooperation and collective action can they effectively respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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