New York, 23 October 2020.When participating in the debate of Agenda Item 85 of the Sixth Committee of the United Nations “Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the strengthening of the role of the organization”,Indira Guardia González, Second Secretary of the Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations, highlighted the importance of the Committee, in times where some countries attempt to reinterpret the principles of the Charter of the United Nations to promote political agendas of interventionism and interference in the internal affairs of States, to the detriment of the integrity and sovereignty, particularly of developing countries.
The Cuban diplomat cited the example of the United States which, as part of its interfering policy, openly violates the UN Charter and imposes unilateral coercive measures on different States, such as the economic, commercial and financial blockade against the people of Cuba simply because they freely exercise their right to self-determination and establish the economic, political and social system of their choice. She expressed that the blockade affects not only the Cuban people, but also the economic relations between the Caribbean island and third countries.
Guardia González called for the respect and promotion of the regulations of the Charter of the United Nations, as well as 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.
Permanent Mission of Cuba to the United Nations