United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Tuesday that the International community will not make globalization feared by isolationism, protectionism, or exclusion.
He made the remarks at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2018 in south China’s Hainan Province.
Guterres said he is deeply convinced globalization is universal and beneficial, and “our destination must be fair globalization that leaves no one behind.”
The UN chief said the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a blueprint for peace, prosperity, and partnership for people and the planet.
Many countries, including China, are committed to the Agenda 2030, said Guterres. “But all the countries need to do more to ensure that the benefits of the progress reach everyone,” he added.
The BFA conference this year, with the theme of “An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity”, started from April 8 and will conclude on April 11.