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UNAOC and IESCO Set-up Ecological Civilization Committee

(IESCO, New York) On April 2, 2014, the United Nations Alliance of Civilization (UNAOC) and International Ecological Safety Collaborative Organization (IESCO) set up here at the UN headquarters the Committee of Ecological Civilization of UNAOC (CEC-UNAOC).

The set-up of the special committee was declared at a conference held here by the United Nations Alliance of Civilization, which themes on Peaceful Coexistence as the Way of Sustainable Development: Development Agenda after 2015."

Jiang Mingjun, Director- General of IESCO urged all relevant sections to take coordinated actions to solve the ecological challenges through dialogues between civilizations.

The conference was chaired by Nasir Abdelaziz Nassar, Chairman of the 66th UN session and the senior representative of UNAOC. Other participants included Ambassadors at UN and representatives of international organizations.

Representatives from Turkey, Spain, China, Brazil, Egypt, USA, Saudi Arabia, Germany, EU and the African Union also delivered speeches at the conference.

Amina Mohamed, the Special Consultant of the Development Agenda after 2015 to UN Secretary-General, elaborated on progress of the agenda and the prospects of sustainable development after 2015.

In his speech, Jiang also pointed out that environmental and ecological disasters caused by climate changes and environmental damages have a profound impact on the world, not only affect and change the world political structure, resulting in regional and national conflicts, but also pose threats to human security and hinder the progress of social harmony and world peace.

To reduce the risk of climate disasters and deal with ecological and environmental crisis and fulfill the goals of the UN Sustainable Development Agenda after 2015, all parties, parliaments and governments of all countries need to alter their present policies, carry out dialogues between civilizations and coordinate actions to protect the earth of all human beings, Jiang said.

He declared in his speech that IESCO and UNAOC had formally signed a MOU on March 31, 2014 to set up the CEC- UNAOC.

IESCO and UNAOC are now strategic cooperative organizations as they share similar aims and objects and the establishment of CEC-UNAOC made important contribution to promoting dialogues between different civilizations, Jiang said.

He underlined that in current developmental, transforming and restructuring world, frequent terrorist attacks together with hegemonism and separatism constantly raise misunderstanding and conflicts.

Jiang said "Peace and Development" are still the themes of current world and communication and dialogues, mutual trust and cooperation have become the common aspiration of various nations.

UNAOC, initiated by Spain and Turkey in September 2004, was established in 2005 by the announcement of Coffey Annan, then UN Secretary General. It aims to improve understanding and cooperative relations among nations and peoples across cultures and religions. It works under the principle of promoting exchanges and understanding among cultures through education, immigration and employment boosting.

IESCO is an international organization initiated by China and established by sovereign countries with the support of UN departments. It aims to strengthen the cooperation with governments, parties, parliaments and think tanks, to promote ecological civilization, to construct ecological safety pattern, to protect natural ecological resources and to realize the sustainable development of the whole human race.








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