Ni Hong in the 2nd United Nations Habitat Conference
"Coping with the challenges of global crises and building healthier, safer and more livable cities are the common responsibility of all countries in the world." Ni Hong, Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, pointed out in his speech at the second UN-Habitat Conference.
From June 5th to 9th, the second UN-Habitat Conference was held at the headquarters of UN-Habitat in Nairobi, Kenya. Ni Hong, Minister of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, led the Chinese government delegation to attend the meeting, spoke at the plenary meeting and the high-level dialogue, and took the opportunity of the conference to carry out a series of multilateral and bilateral activities.
It is understood that the UN-Habitat Conference is held every four years and is the highest decision-making body in the UN-Habitat governance system. The theme of this conference is "Achieving a Sustainable Urban Future through Inclusive and Effective Multilateralism: Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in an Era of Global Crisis". UN Secretary-General Guterres sent a video opening speech, Kenyan President William Ruto announced the opening of the conference, UN Under-Secretary-General and UN-Habitat Executive Director Maimuna Sharif made a work report; 89 participants from 137 countries Ministerial officials and more than 5,500 representatives attended the meeting.
Ni Hong pointed out in his speech at the plenary meeting that it is the common responsibility of all countries in the world to respond to the challenges of global crises and build healthier, safer and more livable cities. China has always adhered to the important concept of "People's cities are built by the people, and people's cities are for the people" proposed by President Xi Jinping, adhered to the people-centered development idea, implemented urban renewal actions, and promoted urban construction and development. He said that China will continue to support the work of UN-Habitat, promote the implementation of global development initiatives and the New Urban Agenda, and make unremitting efforts to realize a sustainable urban future.
At the Ministerial Dialogue, Ni Hong made a keynote speech on China's housing system and security system. He said that the Chinese government attaches great importance to solving the housing problems of the people, and has continuously established and improved the housing system, making new historic achievements in housing development. He said that the Chinese government supports UN-Habitat's efforts to solve housing problems worldwide, and hopes to further deepen exchanges with other countries in the housing field, jointly promote the implementation of global development initiatives, and promote the formation of a win-win global human settlements governance structure.
China's housing and urban construction achievements have become one of the hot topics of the conference. Maimuna Sharif praised the sustainable development practices of Chinese cities and residential areas on many occasions. Richard Banda, Minister of Local Government, Unity and Culture of Malawi, praised China's achievements in housing construction at the Ministerial Dialogue. Representatives from Colombia, Gambia and other countries invited for bilateral talks, hoping to discuss cooperation and exchanges with China.
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Edited and translated by Li Wei