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Cuba reaffirms that the adoption of practical actions that allow us to move forward, as quickly as possible, towards a legally binding instrument that prohibits lethal, fully autonomous weapons is fundamental

Statement by Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva and other international organizations in Switzerland

The Cuban Revolution is an example in the promotion of sports as a means for advancing development

NEW YORK, November 14, 2017.- During the general debate of the General Assembly plenary under Item 11: "Building a peaceful and better world through sport and the Olympic ideal", the Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, reiterated the permanent support of Cuba for the efforts of the international community to promote sport as a means for advancing development, peace and social inclusion.

Cuba reiterates its commitment to the struggle against Corruption in all its manifestations

Firstly, I wish to congratulate you for your election to preside this important Conference of the United Nations, I assure you that you may count on Cuba´s support to reach a successful conclusion of our works under your leadership. Our delegation endorses the words spoken by the distinguished Ambassador of Argentina and the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of GRULAC and G 77+ China, respectively.

Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla’s Statement to the United Nations General Assembly, November 1, 2017

Full text of speech by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, on the “Necessity of ending the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba,” in United Nations headquarters, New York, November 1, 2017

Cuba expresses in United Nations concern about the aiding Palestine refugees

NEW YORK, November 6, 2017. In his statement at the United Nations General Debate of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, on Item 53 "United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East", Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosario, Cuban representative to the international organization, recognized the untiring efforts made by the Agency’s staff to give the necessary assistance to Palestine refugees, despite having very few financial resources

Cuba reiterates that serious and comprehensive cooperation in the peaceful use of nuclear energy is the only way to eliminate its potential dangers

NEW YORK, November 2, 2017.- In his statement at the General Debate of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, on Item 52 "Effects of Atomic Radiation", Cuban representative, Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosario, recognized that 72 years after the atrocious attack on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the danger of nuclear weapons is still latent and threatens to destroy the human species. On this regard, he reiterated that the total elimination of nuclear weapons is the only effective way to guarantee that humanity will never suffer their terrible impact again.

Cuba rejects double standards and political manipulation in the Human Rights Council

NEW YORK, November 2, 2017.- "The Human Rights Council was the result of the need to face double standards, confrontation and political manipulation that characterized the now extinct Human Rights Commission," said the Representative of Cuba, Ambassador. Ileydis L. Valiente Díaz, Head of the Department of Economic Affairs of the General Division for Multilateral Affairs and International Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, during the Presentation of the Report of the Human Rights Council to the UN General Assembly.

New Victory of Cuba in the United Nations against US blockade

CUBA, November 1st, 2017.- The Cuban resolution ¨Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba¨ was widely supported in the United Nations this Wednesday, obtaining  191 votes in favor, 2 against (USA and Israel) and 0 abstentions.

The international community represented in the framework of the 72 session of the United Nations General Assembly strongly rejected the unjust and inhuman policy applied by the United States against Cuba for almost six decades.

U.S. Blockade of Cuba Is Approaching a Resounding Defeat

UNITED NATIONS, October 30, 2017.- The United States blockade of Cuba has generated such international condemnation that there are no doubts about the result of Wednesday''s voting on a new draft resolution to demand its end at the United Nations General Assembly.

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