Song Xiuyan, vice-president and first member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation (ACWF), met with diplomat Nicholas Rosellini, the UN resident coordinator in China, on February 22 in Beijing.
During the meeting, Song gave high praise to the UN's contributions in maintaining world peace and sustainable development, as well as promoting gender equality and women's empowerment.
During the meeting, Song recalled President Xi Jinping's statement made during his visit to the UN Office in Geneva in January earlier this year.
At that time, Xi said in his speech that China will firmly safeguard the UN as the core of the international system; firmly safeguard the norms governing international relations with the purpose and principles of the UN Charter as its base; and, firmly safeguard the UN's core role in international affairs.
The ACWF has attached great importance to exchange and cooperation with the UN and its activities in China, and is willing to contribute more to the further development of China-UN relationships and the promotion of global gender equality, stated Song.
She also introduced the State policy of gender equality that the Communist Party of China (CPC) and the Chinese government constantly maintain and the measures and achievements made in promoting women's development overall.
Song pointed out that China adheres to the women's development road of "socialism with Chinese characteristics". Under the CPC's leadership, the country strives to promote women's development and achieve gender equality through the national will and government actions, as well as with the joint efforts of the whole society, she added.
Rosellini, who is also the UN Development program resident representative in China, said he highly appreciated the country's achievements in promoting women's development as well as women's federations' efforts in particular.
The senior official expressed his expectation that both sides will further deepen cooperation in issues and fields of common concern, to jointly promote gender equality and women's development even more in the future.
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