Speech at the 51st Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council Wei Yuansong

Director, Laboratory of Water Pollution Control Technology, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)

Deputy Director, CAS-TWAS Centre of Excellence for Water and Environment (CEWE)

Member of the Standing Committee, Beijing Association for Science and Technology


The UN SDG 6 states that access to water, sanitation and hygiene is a basic human right. Aiming to tackle the chronic kidney disease with unknown etiology (CKDu) and provide safe drinking water, "China Sri Lanka Joint Research and Demonstration Center for Water Technology" project established by the CAS in 2015 is committed to all-round, long-term cooperation of water, environment and health between two countries, providing solid scientific & technological support and capacity building for water security in Sri Lanka.

The project has already trained 66 Sri Lankan water & medical professionals, 43 graduate students, provided high-quality drinking water for over 5300 villagers and primary school students.

We believe that only by practicing multilateralism and giving priority to cooperation on livelihood can truly benefit people's livelihood. We are willing to establish and strengthen contacts with all parties, form a joint force, build a high-level, multidisciplinary and inter institutional talent team, make contributions to further building a fair, harmonious and green world.