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Statement by President Hu Jintao at the General Debate of the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly

2009/09/23
 

Unite as One and Work for a Bright Future

 

 

Statement by H.E. Hu Jintao

President of the People's Republic of China  

at the General Debate of the 64th Session of the UN General Assembly

New York, 23 September 2009

 

Mr. President,

Dear Colleagues,

Ladies and Gentlemen, 

The World today is undergoing major development, major changes and major adjustment. The trend towards peace, development and cooperation, which represent the call of our times, has grown stronger than ever. As the world moves further toward multi-polarity and economic globalization, multilateralism and democracy in international relations have won greater popular support, while opening up and cooperation for mutual benefit and win-win progress have become the shared aspirations of the international community. Countries have become more interdependent.

At the same time, the world remains under the impact of the financial crisis and the prospects for an economic recovery are still not clear. Unemployment and poverty worldwide are worsening and development imbalances are more acute. Global issues such as climate change, food security, energy and resource security and public health security have been thrown into sharp relief. Non-traditional security threats, including terrorism, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, transnational organized crime and major communicable diseases, are menacing our world. Some long-standing hotspot issues remain unresolved, and regional or local conflicts keep flaring up. The instability and uncertainties in the international landscape pose severe challenges to world peace and development.

In the face of unprecedented opportunities and challenges, we, members of the