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Chinese diplomat inaugurated as UN under-secretary-general

(Xinhua)

07:54, August 07, 2012

UNITED NATIONS, Aug. 6 (Xinhua) -- Wu Hongbo, a senior Chinese diplomat, has been officially sworn in as UN under-secretary- general for economic and social affairs here on Monday.

The inauguration ceremony, hosted by the UN Secreteray-General Ban Ki-moon, was held at the UN headquarters.

Wu Hongbo, 60, who used to serve as Chinese ambassador to Germany since 2009, was appointed by Ban in May as the under- secretary-general for the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.

He is successor to Sha Zukang, also a seasoned Chinese diplomat to the UN who held this position since 2007.

It is a very important issue how to coordinate social and economic development in order to make a better world for generations to come, which will also be one of his work priorities, Wu told Xinhua after the ceremony.

"My team and I will work hard within the UN framework, cooperate with member states and other international organizations with a view to implementing objectives of 'Rio+20' summit and make relevant proposals and arrangements for the development strategy of post-2015 period," said Wu.

As for the objectives for sustainable development, the main theme of the UN Rio +20 summit, Wu said the Millennium Development Goals is mainly focused on some developing and poor countries, but the sustainable development goals involve social, economic and environmental areas, which are believed to have a wider range than the Millennium Development Goals.

It is necessary to explain to the developing countries that sustainable development objectives will not lead to reduction of help and assistance for them, said Wu, who added that it is also important to pay attention to protecting the interests of developing and the least developed countries in practical work.

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