GLOBALink | Olympic Games must be instrument for peace: UN chief

Published in CHINA
Friday, 14 January 2022 13:52

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday that Olympic Games must be an instrument for peace in the world.

The UN chief made the remarks at a press stakeout at the UN headquarters in New York in response to the question that why he will attend the opening ceremony of the Beijing Winter Olympic Games.

"The Olympic Games is an extremely important event, and it's an event that symbolizes the role of sports in bringing people together and in promoting peace, and it is in this strict context and without any political dimension that I intend to be present in the opening, with this message that Olympic Games must be an instrument for peace in the world," said Guterres.

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THE DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN TAKES PART AT THE TWENTY-SIXTH SESSION OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE PARTIES TO THE UN FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE

Published in World
Thursday, 04 November 2021 16:10

On November 3, 2021, in Glasgow the Government delegation of Turkmenistan headed by the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan S.Berdimuhamedov takes part at the Twenty-sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change.

The 26th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is an important international forum where the joint actions to counter global warming are being discussed and agreed.

During two weeks’ forum the representatives of the countries will discuss the problems of the climate crisis and possible steps connected with the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change including the issues of the emission reduction, building a green economy and the transition to cleaner energy sources. Additionally, the renewed plans on containment of climate change would be presented.

The participation of the representative delegation of our country in the Global forum testifies to a responsible approach of Turkmenistan to the issue under consideration, to the understanding of the importance and urgency of adoption of general consensus measures to counter the greatest challenge to humanity.

Turkmenistan, having ratified the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in 1995, the Paris Agreement in 2016, as well as the Kyoto Protocol, strictly fulfills all obligations undertaken.

Constructive initiatives put forward by the Turkmen Leader at various high-level forums have a special significance. These include, in particular, such proposals as the opening in Ashgabat of a Regional Center for Technologies related to climate change in Central Asia, the development of the UN Water Strategy, a special UN Program for the Aral Sea Basin and the preservation of the ecological well-being of the Caspian Sea.

GLOBALink | 50 years on, what do UN officials have to say about China's role?

Published in CHINA
Tuesday, 26 October 2021 15:55

50 years have passed since the People's Republic of China restored its lawful seat in the United Nations. What do UN officials have to say about China's role and contribution?

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Xiplomacy: Xi pledges sustained Chinese support for UN, multilateralism

Published in CHINA
Friday, 22 October 2021 13:57

BEIJING, Oct. 22 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend a commemorative meeting marking the 50th anniversary of the restoration of People's Republic of China's lawful seat in the United Nations here next Monday, when he will deliver an important speech at the event, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Friday.

Over the past 50 years, China has greatly enhanced its cooperation with the United Nations and made notable achievements.

On various occasions, President Xi has reiterated China's support for the UN-centered international system and pledged greater contributions to advancing the noble cause of the United Nations.

The following are some highlights of his remarks in this regard.

Oct. 14, 2021

Addressing via video link the opening ceremony of the Second United Nations Global Sustainable Transport Conference, Xi said China will continue to hold high the banner of true multilateralism, and stay connected with the world and abreast with the times.

"This way, we will contribute more to global development while pursuing our own development," he said.

China will not change course in its pursuit of a new system of open economy of higher standards, and China will not waver in its resolve to promote trade and investment liberalization and facilitation, Xi said.

"China's door of opening-up will only open wider, and will never be closed," he added.

Oct. 12, 2021

Addressing via video link the leaders' summit of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, Xi called on the international community to enhance cooperation, build consensus and pool strength to build a community of all life on Earth.

Noting that China has made remarkable progress in building an ecological civilization, Xi said China will continue to advance ecological progress, stay committed to implementing the new development philosophy emphasizing innovative, coordinated, green and open development for all, and build a beautiful China.

Sept. 21, 2021

China is always a builder of world peace, contributor to global development, defender of the international order and provider of public goods, Xi said in his statement delivered via video at the general debate of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly.

"We must improve global governance and practice true multilateralism," Xi said.

"In the world, there is only one international system, i.e. the international system with the United Nations at its core. There is only one international order, i.e. the international order underpinned by international law. There is only one set of rules, i.e. the basic norms governing international relations underpinned by the purposes and principles of the UN Charter," he added.

Sept. 22, 2020

China is the largest developing country in the world, a country that is committed to peaceful, open, cooperative and common development, Xi said while addressing the general debate of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly via video.

"We will never seek hegemony, expansion, or sphere of influence. We have no intention to fight either a Cold War or a hot war with any country," Xi said.

China firmly upholds the UN-centered international system and the international order underpinned by international law, he said.

"Global governance should be based on the principle of extensive consultation, joint cooperation and shared benefits so as to ensure that all countries enjoy equal rights and opportunities and follow the same rules," he said.

Jan. 18, 2017

China is a founding member of the United Nations and the first country to put its signature on the UN Charter, Xi said in his speech at the United Nations Office at Geneva.

China's support for multilateralism will increase as the country continues to develop itself, Xi said.

"China is ready to work with all the other UN member states as well as international organizations and agencies to advance the great cause of building a community of shared future for mankind," Xi said.

Sept. 28, 2015

Addressing the general debate of the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, Xi said China will continue to contribute to global development.

"We are ready to share our development experience and opportunities with other countries and welcome them to board China's express train of development so that all of us will achieve common development," Xi said.

"China will continue to stand together with other developing countries. We firmly support greater representation and say of developing countries, especially African countries, in the international governance system," Xi said.

"China's vote in the United Nations will always belong to the developing countries," he said. 

GLOBALink | 75 countries including China call for global solidarity for vaccine equity

Published in CHINA
Monday, 04 October 2021 19:08

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) -- Some 75 countries, including China, on Friday called for global solidarity for vaccine equity at the General Debate of the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly.

The pandemic knows no borders. The only solution lies in global solidarity, unity and multilateral cooperation, said the countries in a joint statement.

"We call on all states and stakeholders to strengthen solidarity and international cooperation to contain, mitigate and overcome the pandemic and its consequences, ensure protection for those most affected, including women, children, youth, the older persons and persons with disabilities, and take measures to counter misinformation, disinformation, stigmatization, racism and xenophobia," said the statement, read by Zhang Jun, China's permanent representative to the United Nations.

The joint statement recognizes the need to begin treating the COVID-19 vaccine as a global public good for health. It commends the contributions made by relevant countries and platforms such as Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator and its vaccine pillar, the COVAX facility, for promoting vaccine accessibility and affordability through bilateral and multilateral channels.

However, vaccine equity is still far from being reached. The progress on vaccine roll-out has been widely uneven and unfair. Many countries, in particular the developing world, still lack adequate access to available and affordable vaccines, said the statement.

"We are also worried by disturbing trend of vaccine nationalism and stockpiling of vaccine doses beyond need. In that regard, we welcome the World Health Organization's call to prioritize vaccinating the people most at-risk around the world who are yet to receive their first dose."

The joint statement calls on all states and relevant stakeholders to step up coordinated and concerted efforts for fair and equitable distribution of vaccines in developing countries. It also calls on capable vaccine-producing countries to translate their commitments into action and ensure timely and adequate delivery of vaccine support to receiving countries.

The joint statement encourages support to the ACT Accelerator and COVAX and calls on international financial institutions and other international organizations to provide financial support for vaccine procurement and for strengthening production capabilities in developing countries.

It welcomes the efforts of civil society, the private sector, academia and all relevant stakeholders in vaccine research, production and delivery, and calls on all states and all stakeholders to strengthen global solidarity and jointly promote the fair, affordable, equitable, timely and universal distribution and strengthen local production of vaccines around the world.

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Prime Minister of Georgia Presents a Renaissance Gift to UN as a Permanent Museum Exhibit at UNHQ in NYC

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Thursday, 23 September 2021 11:35

Unique, handwritten and specifically ornate Knight in the Panther Skin has been deposited in the permanent art collection of the United Nations. Its cover was exclusively incused by a celebrated Georgian sculptor Guji Amashukeli, who is currently living and working in France. A museum copy of the Georgian renaissance poem was created by a group of artists and calligraphists in Tbilisi and Paris in 2017-2018.

Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia officially handed over the renaissance gift to the UN today.

Unique treasure of national significance with its incused cover made in silver by Guji Amashukeli is ornated with almost 20 precious stones.

Sculptures, symbolic items of art, medallions, jewelry and statues made of gold and silver on religious or mythical themes by Guji Amashukeli are kept in public and private art collections of renown museums, galleries and individual art connoisseurs. Each and every piece of art created by Guji Amashukeli is unique and never gets repeated.

"It is my great honor and privilege to take part in this historic event. We are presenting our national gift to the United Nations and it is my great honor to officially hand it over. I wish to express gratitude to the United Nations for everything - for supporting the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Georgia" stated Irakli Garibashvili.

Gift presented by Georgia has been deposited at the UN Headquarters, at one of the most vivid and frequented places of the second floor, right before the UN Security Council meeting room.

Event was attended by Atul Khare, UN Under-Secretary General.

"Your Excellency, Prime Minister Garibashvili, thank you very much for presenting this extraordinary gift from Georgia to the United Nations. I would like to congratulate the people of Georgia under your leadership on this very special occasion. The national treasure of Georgia has found a new home here at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Now and for generations to come - Your Excellency - the Georgian poem - the Knight in the Panther Skin by Shota Rustaveli will inspire visitors from all over the world, who come to the United Nations. The values of friendship and humanity, cherished by Rustaveli in this 12th century poem resonate with our world today and more importantly with the values of the United Nations. Your Excellency, the gift is a sign of Georgia's strong commitment to friendship of nations, to peace, to freedom and of course to international cooperation" stated Atul Khare, UN Under-Secretary General.

The Prime Minister of Georgia received a postal stamp collection marking the 850th Jubilee of Shota Rustaveli as a gift from the UN Under-Secretary General. Commemorative memorabilia was released in 2018 by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA).

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Xi to attend General Debate of 76th session of UN General Assembly

Published in CHINA
Monday, 20 September 2021 20:43

BEIJING, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will attend the General Debate of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly and deliver important remarks via video link on Tuesday, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced Monday.

 

Resolution on «Cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization» adopted

Published in World
Monday, 13 September 2021 11:41

On September 9, 2021, at the proposal of Turkmenistan at the 102nd plenary meeting of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly a resolution «On cooperation between the United Nations and the Economic Cooperation Organization» was unanimously adopted.

As is known, within the framework of Turkmenistan's chairmanship in the Economic Cooperation Organization, Ashgabat will host the 15th Summit of Heads of State of this organization on November 28 this year.

Neutral Turkmenistan promotes important initiatives and projects with major international organizations, including the Economic Cooperation Organization, to transform the regional cooperation into a constructive one. This in itself creates a solid foundation for fruitful relations for the long term.

Turkmenistan participated in a multilateral ministerial meeting on Afghanistan

Published in World
Thursday, 09 September 2021 15:58

On the 8th of September 2021, a multilateral ministerial meeting on Afghanistan took place in the format of a videoconferencing. The subject matter of the session was the situation in this country.

The Foreign Ministers of more than 20 countries as well as the high-level representatives of the UN, EC and NATO also attended the virtual talk initiated by the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the United States of America and the Federal Republic of Germany.

Based on the main subject of the talks, the Foreign Ministers of the participating countries exchanged views on the current situation in Afghanistan and the efforts of the international community to expand cooperation on the Afghan track.

Turkmen side noted that, as the closest neighbor of Afghanistan, for Turkmenistan, the issue of stability and security in this country has its direct influence and significance, from a political, economic and humanitarian point of view.

The Turkmen side, speaking on the importance of creating new formats of partnership on Afghanistan, stressed the need to establish effective mechanisms of multilateral cooperation aimed at achieving peace and civil accord in this country, ensuring security and social stability, as well as the well-being of the Afghan people.

Resolution initiated by Turkmenistan was adopted unanimously during the plenary session of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly

Published in World
Tuesday, 03 August 2021 13:48

On the 2nd of August, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov reported to the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov that during the 96th plenary meeting of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, the Draft Resolution initiated by Turkmenistan entitled “Strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve stable and reliable international transport for sustainable development during and after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic” was viewed.  

The Resolution that was cosponsored by 48 states was adopted unanimously.  The head of MFA congratulated the President of Turkmenistan with the external policy achievement and underlined that the adoption by the UN General Assembly of this Resolution initiated by the head of state serves yet as one more proof of thoughtful approach of the state to the issues of strengthening international transport cooperation with the aim of sustainable development that is particularly consonant with the international and regional efforts on overcoming the pandemic, its economic and social repercussions.      

The given Resolution enriched the sequence of Resolutions in the area of sustaining collaboration between all modes of transport adopted in 2014, 2015 and 2017 upon the initiative of Turkmenistan. It was stated that the principles embedded in the Resolution are coherent with the process of establishing multifaceted system of transport communication launched upon the outcomes of the First UN Global Conference on Sustainable Transport that was held in Ashgabat in November 2016.       

In this context, the Resolution also points out the importance of the International Conference of transport ministers of developing landlocked countries planned to take place in Turkmenistan in 2022.

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