The 2020 Nanjing Peace Forum kicked off, “City of Peace” Pass on the Songs of Peace

On October 24, the Nanjing Peace Forum that co-sponsored by UNESCO, Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, Information Office of Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government and Nanjing People’s Government, organized by Propaganda Department of CPC Nanjing Municipal Committee has kicked off in Nanjing, Jiangsu.

Focusing on the theme of “Building a comprehensive, diversified and lasting vision of peace”, the forum analyzed the key factors of building lasting peace and talked about issues on putting forward the construction of a community of shared future for mankind through peaceful measures like multi-party dialogues between the government and society, the communication and mutual learning among pluralistic cultures and the harmonious co-existence of human and nature.

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Han Liming, Deputy Secretary of the Municipal Party Committee of Nanjing and Mayor of Nanjing, Ms. Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO, and Tian Xuejun, director of Chinese National Commission for UNESCO respectively addressed at the inauguration ceremony.

Han Liming addressed that Nanjing will enhance international cooperation and promote win-win development by upholding the vision of a community of common destiny for mankind, striving to contribute to world peace and development.

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Ms. Gabriela Ramos, Assistant Director-General for the Social and Human Sciences of UNESCO expressed that one of the main tasks of UNESCO is to establish the protection of peace in people’s minds. UNESCO hopes to share human consensus in a better way and promote the development of peace through science and culture.

The scene at the forum

On behalf of the Ministry of Education of China and Chinese National Commission for UNESCO, Tian Xuejun extended sincere congratulations on the inauguration of the forum. He said, “I hope that everyone will brainstorm and make efforts to implement the 2030 sustainable development goals, promote the lasting peace of human society and build a community with a shared future for mankind.”

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Whereafter, the host leaders jointly launched the Nanjing Peace Forum by “sowing the seeds of peace”, which means “let the seeds of peace take root in the hearts of the people around the world and let the planet where we live together grow one peaceful forest after another”. (written by Wu Nan)