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75 UNGA: Remarks by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba, at the meeting of the organization and election of the bureau of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization. 18 February 2021

Madam Chair,

I wish to thank Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, for her presence at this important meeting of the Committee on Decolonization, and through her, the Secretary-General for his unequivocal support for the decolonization process and the work of this Committee.

75 UNGA: Intervention of Cuba at UN-Women Executive Board. First Regular Session 2021. New York, February 15, 2021

At the outset, I would like to reiterate our appreciation to UN-Women for the efforts throughout these challenging times. UN-Women has been a strong voice for addressing the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 on the life of women and girls around the world, and the integration of a gender perspective in the response to and recovery from the pandemic.

75 UNGA: Statement by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations First regular session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board UNFPA Segment. New York, 3 February 2021

Madam President,

Esteemed Natalia Kanem, Executive Director,

Dear members of the Executive Board and other delegations,

We thank the UNFPA Executive Director for her relevant and substantive statement and the members of the Bureau for the preparations and documentation submitted for this session.

75 UNGA: Statement by H.E. Mr. Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN. First regular session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board UNDP Segment. New York, 2 February 2021

Madam President,

Esteemed Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator,

Distinguished members of the Executive Board and other delegations,

We thank Administrator Steiner for his substantive and comprehensive statement and the members of the Bureau and the Secretariat for the preparations and documentation submitted for this session.

75 UNGA: Statement by H.E. Mr. Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, at the debate on agenda item 15 “Culture of Peace”. New York, 1st December 2020

Mr. President,

The year that is ending has been marked by the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which adds new challenges and complicates others that already existed for the international community.

Most eloquently, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the unjust nature of the international order in which we live, which multiplies the privileges of rich countries and perpetuates the shortcomings of the poor.

75 UNGA: Statement by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations. Consideration of Item “Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)”. New York. 11 November 2020

Mr. Chairman,

We appreciate the presentation of the 2019 IAEA Annual Report and draft resolution A/75/L.9.

We wish to begin by acknowledging the efforts made by the Agency in support of its Member States in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We highlight the leadership and organizational resilience of the Technical Secretariat in the midst of the pandemic. Cuba also recognizes and supports its important work and its contribution to peace and sustainable development.

Mr. Chairman,

75 UNGA: Statement by the delegation of Cuba under Item 89 "Protection of persons in the event of disasters”. New York, November 11, 2020

Mr. Chairman,

       Cuba reaffirms its endorsement of the efforts made by the International Law Commission to improve the protection of persons affected by disasters.

         We thank the Secretary-General for the presentation of his report A/75/214, to which Cuba contributed with its commentaries relating to the draft articles drawn up by the Committee.

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