Nairobi, December 4th. José Fidel Santana Núñez, Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, heads the Cuban delegation to the Third UN Assembly for the Environment (ANUMA 3), which is being held in Nairobi, Kenya, from December 4 to 6, 2017. On this occasion, the central debate is dedicated to environmental pollution.
In his speech at the plenary, the Cuban Deputy Minister paid tribute to the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz, who from as early as 1976, during the Solemn Session of the National Assembly of Popular Power, called "Frightful dangers that threaten humanity" to: "... depletion of natural resources that are limited, the progressive pollution of the environment, the uncontrolled growth of the population, desolate hunger and catastrophic wars".
At another point in his speech, the Head of the Cuban Delegation pointed out the unsustainability of continuing to dedicate billions of dollars to the arms race, including that destined to the development of deadly nuclear weapons; instead of contributing to the solution of global environmental problems and denouncing the blockade imposed by the United States against Cuba, despite which the country continues to advance in the fight against pollution.
Before concluding his speech, the Cuban Deputy Minister highlighted the work of the Sanitary Hygiene and Environmental Quality Commission; the Pollutant Sources Eradication Program; the control actions on the pollution of the main bays of the Island and the control and management of hazardous waste, as examples of the political will of the Revolution to preserve the environment for future generations.