"Excellence in Poverty Reduction - Case Studies on Four Decades of China-UN Collaboration" launched at 2nd CIIE

5 November, Beijing – On the occasion of the second China International Import Expo, the Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and the United Nations in China jointly launched “Excellence in Poverty Reduction - Case Studies on Four Decades of China-UN Collaboration”. The launch event was co-chaired by Mr. Zhang Shaogang, Director General of the Department of International Trade and Economic Affairs of MOFCOM, and Mr. Nicholas Rosellini, United Nations Resident Coordinator in China. Over 50 participants attended the event, including representatives from United Nations including UNICEF, UNFPA, FAO, UN Women, UNIDO, the writing team consisting of Chinese and international experts, as well as other invited guests.

The book launched today summarises the experience and achievements in poverty reduction between China and the UN, aiming to share these development experience and stories with the international community.

Mr. Zhang Shaogang noted in his speech that this year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and the 40th anniversary of the development cooperation between China and the UN. Over the past decades, China has made remarkable achievements in economic and social development as well as improvement in people’s living standards. In this process, all UN agencies have been an important contributor to China’s development, especially in terms of tackling with multidimensional poverty. China’s achievement in poverty reduction has contributed to global development and has offered hands-on experience and knowledge to the world to achieve poverty reduction goals. China’s development cannot be achieved without the world, and the world needs China for its development.

Mr. Nicholas Rosellini noted that the book illustrated the journey of UN-China collaboration on poverty reduction efforts. As the trusted, long-term development partner, UN is committed to support China’s continued domestic development journey as China walks the last mile of eliminating absolute poverty in rural area, as well as to support the sharing of this experience with other developing countries.

Participating UN agencies spoke highly of China’s achievements in poverty reduction over the past 40 years since the reform and opening-up and expressed appreciation for the collaboration journey contributing to the country’s overall development. All parties looked forward to continuing cooperation in the area of poverty reduction, through introduction and dissemination of China’s experience and concepts in poverty reduction to other developing countries to jointly achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

[ Editor: SRQ ]


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