BEIJING, March 22 (Xinhua) -- A UN Security Council resolution on Friday incorporated for the first time China's notion of building a community of shared future for mankind, a latest of China's ideas to be accepted by the international community.
The resolution to renew the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan for one year stressed security, stability and development in Afghanistan and the region, and creating a community of shared future for mankind.
The notion, which stresses that countries should promote common development and establish more equitable and balanced development partnerships, was first proposed in a report by the Communist Party of China in November 2012.
Over the years that followed, Chinese President Xi Jinping has reiterated and expounded the notion on various occasions at home and abroad.
The inclusion of the notion in the UN Security Council resolution showed that it has become a global consensus, said Wang Yiwei, an international relations professor with Renmin University of China.
The Friday resolution was not the first time that the notion of a community of shared future for mankind had been incorporated into a UN document.
In February, the 55th UN Commission for Social Development approved a resolution, calling for more support to Africa's economic and social development by embracing the spirit of building "a human community with shared destiny."
"As the most authoritative, representative and universal international organization, the UN recognized the notion, meaning it is the one needed for human development," said Ruan Zongze, a senior research fellow with the China Institute of International Studies (CIIS).
On Jan. 18 at the UN Office in Geneva, Switzerland, President Xi delivered a speech, saying "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."
Following Xi's speech, both UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and UN General Assembly President Peter Thomson said the UN was willing to join China in seeking such a goal.
Chen Xulong, a senior research fellow with the CIIS, said the notion of building a community of shared future for mankind is in line with the UN's goals, which has naturally fostered China-UN cooperation.
NOTION INTO REALITY
As a country of action, China has worked relentlessly to translate the notion into reality through its own efforts and collaboration with other countries.
One case in point is the Belt and Road Initiative, which has the participation of more than 100 countries and international organizations since it was proposed by China in 2013.
Friday's UN resolution also highlighted the role of the initiative in advancing regional economic cooperation, urging relevant parties to facilitate the implementation of the initiative by beefing up security, among other efforts.
"The Belt and Road Initiative boosts connectivity, which is key to building a community of shared future for mankind," Chen said.
The world has witnessed heartening results through the implementation of the initiative.
Chinese businesses have helped build 56 economic and trade cooperation zones in 20 countries along the routes, with a total investment surpassing 18.5 billion U.S. dollars, generating nearly 1.1 billion U.S. dollars tax revenue and 180,000 jobs in those countries.
It is important for people to see growth, said Ruan Zongze with the CIIS.
"By sharing the benefits of development, peace and exchanges, people in different countries can accept the notion more easily," Ruan said.
Chen believes the incorporation of the notion into the Friday resolution was only a start.
"The notion may appear more frequently in future resolutions adopted by the General Assembly or the Security Council of the UN," Chen said.