China: Joint Communique of 2nd Belt and Road Forum highlights promotion of human rights and sustainable development

Author: The Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, Published on: 2 May 2019

“Joint Communique of the Leaders' Roundtable of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation”, 27 April 2019

[Country leaders] met in Beijing… for the Leaders' Roundtable of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation themed on Belt and Road Cooperation: Shaping a Brighter Shared Future… The Leaders' Roundtable was chaired by President Xi Jinping of the People's Republic of China.

Such [Belt and Road] cooperation will be open, green and clean… [Country leaders] encourage more efforts in building a culture of integrity and combating corruption… encourage exchanges of good practices on ecological and environmental policies towards a high level of environmental protection… support international anti-corruption cooperation and work towards zero tolerance in anti-corruption, consistent with national laws and regulations… for more international cooperation in line with… applicable respective obligations under international conventions, such as UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and relevant bilateral treaties…

In the interest of sustainability, we... call on all market players in the Belt and Road cooperation to fulfill their corporate social responsibility and follow the principles of UN Global Compact...


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