Cuba reiterated at the UN Human Rights Council on Wednesday its rejection of the politicization and selectivity of the sensitive issue as means of attack against some countries. Speaking at the 45th session of the UN Geneva-based body, Cuban diplomat Lester Delgado said that the work of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, a post held by Chile's Michelle Bachelet, and her office should focus on impartiality and universality.
Cuba defended the sovereignty of peoples and the fight against poverty and climate change at the 44th regular session of the Human Rights Council, a forum held here from June 30 to July 17. Cuba's young diplomats denounced in the forum of the UN body of 47 member states the campaigns against their country and Venezuela, carried out by manipulating the human rights issue as a spearhead, and the attempt to legitimize or hide Israel's crimes in occupied Palestine.
The United Nations independent expert on human rights and international solidarity, Obiora Okafor, today recognized the work of Cuban medical brigades in countries on several continents in the fight against COVID-19. In an interactive dialogue within the framework of the 44th session of the Human Rights Council, he stressed in particular that the current scenario of affectations and death imposed by the pandemic demands international solidarity and cooperation as never before.