China calls for more global anti-poverty efforts

February 3rd, 2012 - 11:24 am ICT by IANS  

United Nations, Feb 3 (IANS) China has called upon the international community to make greater anti-poverty efforts.

It has asked the UN, the World Bank and other international organisations to shoulder their responsibilities and mobilise and organise all forces to move forward the international cause of poverty reduction.

China has suggested such efforts to include the creation of an international environment conducive to poverty eradication, the integration of poverty reduction in the overall planning for national economic and social development, and the formation of an international synergy on poverty reduction, Xinhua reported Friday.

The statement came as Wang Min, the deputy Chinese permanent representative to the UN, was addressing a session on poverty eradication by the UN Commission for Social Development.

The commission Wednesday kicked off its 10-day meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York.

“At present, with slow global economic recovery, prolonged turmoil in certain regions and continuous natural disasters, many developing countries remain besieged by problems of hunger, disease and poverty,” said Wang.

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