Statement by Mr. Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, at the Ministerial Meeting on the elimination of racism, xenophobia and discrimination.

Cuba

This year we commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the historic World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, but the goals established in the Durban Plan and Programme of Action are yet to be achieved.  We are no way near the materialization of the 2030 Agenda either.

Cuba denounces negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the fight against COVID-19

ONU

Cuba declared at the Open Debate of the Security Council on “Maintenance of international peace and security: implementation of resolution 2532” the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a global challenge that has sparked a crisis of manifold and ravaging effects, not only for health, but also for the economy, trade and our societies at large”.

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Cuba reiterates support for the leading role of the General Assembly

Cuba reiterates support for the leading role of the General Assembly

Today, at the opening session of the Special Committee on the Charter, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, declared her country´s support for the strengthening of the leading role of the General Assembly as the chief regulatory, deliberative, policy-making and representative organ of the United Nations.

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Cuba continues to make progress in gender equality

Cuba continues to make progress in gender equality

Cuba participated in the First Regular Session of the UN-Women Executive Board, where it was denounced that the United States economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, tightened without precedence in the midst of COVID-19, is the main obstacle to our socio-economic development, and constitutes a gross violation of the human rights of our people, including women and girls.