China NGO vows to join hands with counterparts in achieving sustainable development

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China NGO vows to join hands with counterparts in achieving sustainable development

You Jianhua (R), secretary-general of China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE), speaks during a round-table meeting titled “Balance and Sustainability: Role of China NGOs in the Global Development Agenda” at the UN Headquarters in New York and submitted a proposal at the UN headquarters in New York, Sept. 18, 2015. A Chinese non-governmental organization association submitted a proposal to the United Nations on Friday, vowing to work with other NGOs in realizing sustainable development agenda. (Xinhua/Li Muzi) UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) — A Chinese non-governmental organization association submitted a proposal to the United Nations on Friday, vowing to work with other NGOs in realizing sustainable development agenda. China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) held a roundtable meeting, titled “Balance and Sustainability: Role of China NGOs in the Global Development Agenda” at the UN Headquarters in New York and submitted a proposal. “We are willing to work together with civil society of other countries to carry out grassroots-oriented projects on medical services poverty reduction and other livelihood projects,” said You Jianhua, Secretary-General of CNIE. Governments should focus on issues related to clean drinking water, sanitation, education in the developing countries so as to achieve high-quality and sustainable development, said the proposal. It is important to safeguard the purposes and principles of the United Nations, adhere to the important principle of “common but differentiated responsibilities” and diversification of development modes, said the proposal. Moreover, the proposal highlighted the need for a better global partnership for development and called the UN and national governments to attach more importance to the role of NGOs. Established in 2005, CNIE is a national non-profit social organization, composed of national NGOs and personages from various social fields engaging in research and practices on peace and disarmament, social development, science and education, culture and art, medical and health care, environmental protection, democracy and human rights, poverty alleviation among other fields. From Sept. 25 to 27, leaders from more than 150 nations are expected to attend the Sustainable Development Summit, here at UN Headquarters in New York to formally adopt the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development….
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