On February 26, Wang Yi, member of the Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee and Foreign Minister, attended the high-level meeting of the 55th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Beijing via video link and delivered a speech entitled "Build Consensus, Unite and Cooperate, and Jointly Promote the Healthy Cause of Human Rights in the World" Development" speech.

  Wang Yi said that protecting and promoting human rights is a common cause for all mankind.

Currently, the international situation is becoming more turbulent, crises and conflicts arise one after another, and the global human rights governance deficit becomes more serious.

This round of conflict between Palestine and Israel has killed nearly 30,000 civilians and displaced nearly 2 million people, which is regrettable.

It is the common responsibility of the international community to protect the human rights of every nation and every person fairly, equally and effectively.

  Wang Yi pointed out that we must adhere to the supremacy of the people, take safeguarding the interests of the people as the starting point and goal of the cause of human rights, and put people's rights to survival and development in a more prominent and urgent position.

We oppose interfering in other countries' internal affairs and containing other countries' development under the guise of human rights.

We must adhere to openness and inclusiveness, respect the diversity of world civilizations, and respect each country's independent choice of human rights development path. We must not impose our own values ​​​​and development models on others.

We must adhere to win-win cooperation, advocate dialogue to build consensus, exchange and enhance mutual learning, protect human rights with security, promote human rights with development, advance human rights with cooperation, and properly handle new issues such as artificial intelligence and human rights.

  Wang Yi stressed that the United Nations human rights agencies should carry out their work fairly and objectively, adhere to the principles of non-selectivity and non-politicization, and attach equal importance to various human rights such as economic, social and cultural rights, civil and political rights.

Multilateral human rights institutions should become a platform for constructive exchanges and cooperation among all parties, rather than a battlefield for group politics and camp confrontation.

(Produced by Zhou Jing)

Editor in charge: [Liu Pai]