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China’s Global Development Initiative Meeting Signals Growing UN Influence

Images from Wednesday's meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative in New York, co-hosted by China and the UN. Photos via various government Twitter feeds.

China’s Global Development Initiative (announced by President Xi Jinping in 2021) took a massive step towards global influence this week. It got the UN stamp of approval and is being integrated into its development plans like Agenda 2030.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi co-hosted a meeting of the Group of Friends of the Global Development Initiative with UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the UN in New York on Wednesday. 

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