SHANGHAI, Oct. 31 (Xinhua) -- Following is the full text of the Shanghai Declaration of the World Expo 2010 jointly issued on Sunday by participant nations, regions and international organizations at the Summit Forum on the sidelines of the Expo, which is set to conclude later here Sunday.
World Expo 2010 Shanghai China
31 October 2010
We, participants and friends from all reaches of the globe, drawn by the theme "Better City, Better Life," have gathered in Shanghai and jointly fashioned the first World Expo in a developing country organized under the auspices of the Bureau International des Expositions. During these 184 days, we have explored, envisioned and simulated the mosaic of urban life through the wonderful exhibitions of the pavilions, the instructive showcases of urban best practices, the in-depth intellectual exchanges in the forums and the brilliant cultural events.
We have come to realize that people's understanding and pursuit of a better life are both the foundations and the engines of urban development.
We are also convinced that it is necessary to re-examine the relationship between people, cities and our planet.
We agree that, in tackling the challenges of urban development, innovation offers solutions and the concept of "Cities of Harmony" embodies our dreams.