Liu Zhenmin, permanent representative of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland, makes the remarks in the high-level panel on the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action (VDPA) at the Human Rights Council's 22nd session in Geneva, Feb. 28, 2013. China called upon all parties to promote dialogue and cooperation in human rights on Monday as high-level officials commemorated the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the VDPA. (Xinhua/Wang Siwei)
GENEVA, Feb. 28 (Xinhua) -- China called on all countries to promote equality, mutual trust, inclusiveness and win-win cooperation in international human rights field on Thursday.
Liu Zhenmin, permanent representative of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and Other International Organizations in Switzerland, said at the high-level segment of the general debate of the Human Rights Council's 22nd Session that the international human rights cause is facing a series of challenges.
"In order to advance the international human rights cause along a healthy path and to achieve the noble objective of human rights for everyone, all countries should promote equality, mutual trust, inclusiveness, mutual learning and mutually beneficial cooperation in international human rights field," Liu said.
Liu said that the recent 18th National Congress of the Communist Party of China gave greater prominence to the role of the people as the master of the nation and called for better protection of their rights and for bringing out greater initiatives from them.
The Chinese government has made the respect for and protection of human rights a major guiding principle, and will continue to participate actively and constructively in international human rights activities, he said.
China has submitted its candidature for HRC membership for 2014-2016, Liu said, which shows China's continuing commitment to working with the rest of the international community and making contribution to healthy progress in international human rights protection.