Chinese UN envoy stresses poverty eradication in post 2015 development agenda
                 English.news.cn | 2014-02-27 08:00:47 | Editor: Yang Lina

UNITED NATIONS, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- A Chinese envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday said that poverty eradication should remain the core of the post 2015 development agenda.

Wang Min, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, made the remarks at a meeting of Economic and Social Council ( ECOSOC) on 2014 operational activities for development segment.

"Poverty eradication constitutes the biggest global challenge and the core requisite for the sustainable development of the developing countries," Wang said. "Eradicating poverty via increasing the capacity for self-development of the developing countries should remain the main focus of the UN development system."

The post 2015 development agenda will succeed the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), a set of eight global development targets required for accomplishment by the turn of the year 2015.

Wang highlighted the efforts made by the UN development system and agencies to support developing countries in their poverty eradication efforts, and hoped they will continue to make project planning and implementation more in line with the overall goal.

While stressing that the MDGs embody a solemn commitment of all countries to greater development, the Chinese diplomat said that China has always attached great importance to development.

"It has integrated MDG-related efforts into the overall national strategy for development and is committed to a balanced development in economic, social and environmental areas and has made remarkable achievements," said Wang.

The Chinese government will continue to provide, to the best of its capability, assistance to other developing countries, Wang noted, adding that China's development will continue to contribute to the world's sustainable development.

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