Though 75 years have elapsed, the aspiration and founding mission of the United Nations—world peace and development—must not change.
We recognize and commend the UN for its contributions to the cause of peace and development. It has set up an international order and system centered on the purposes and principles laid down in its charter, established a collective security mechanism, and advanced peaceful settlement of disputes. Many regional conflicts have been brought under control, and the world as a whole has maintained peace and stability.
Also, the UN adheres to the principle that all countries, big or small, are equal, and strives to carry forward the spirit of democracy.
Taking development as its goal and following the trend of economic globalization, the world body has mobilized global resources and implemented the Millennium Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Billions of people across the world are on the road to modernization, and a large number of developing countries have embarked on the fast track of development. The 193 member states of the UN are sharing the fruits of that development.
However, major changes, unseen in a century, have begun to appear and the sudden outbreak of the novel coronavirus pandemic has accelerated their pace. With hegemonism, protectionism and unilateralism rising, some countries and political forces are advocating isolation and decoupling, undermining international cooperation.
It is also an attempt to provoke confrontation of ideologies and social systems that would put the world, which has already gone through two world wars, in danger again.
Therefore, in this period of great changes, the international community should concentrate on unity and cooperation to cope with the challenges and uphold global governance featuring multilateralism.
We should work together to build a community with a shared future for all and contribute to creating an open, inclusive, clean and beautiful world with lasting peace, universal security and common prosperity.
China, as the world's largest developing country, will continue to fulfill its responsibilities as a major country under the new circumstances, and contribute its share to world peace and development.