Our delegation is grateful to you for convening this meeting to discuss the Security Council Annual Report to the General Assembly of 2019, contained in document A/73/2.
Once again, the annual report of such a relevant organ in the maintenance of international peace and security is merely a descriptive account of meetings, activities and decisions of the Security Council, when the vast majority of United Nations Member States have questioned whether this is just a formal and uncritical exercise.
We welcome the holding of this High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly, in an international juncture characterized by serious and growing threats to international peace and security and by a progressive erosion of multilateralism, the architecture of disarmament and non-proliferation, and the multilateral disarmament forums.
We appreciate this meeting of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country.
The current session of the Committee should promote and find effective solutions to the problems raised by Member States, as a result of the repeated noncompliance of the Host Country with the obligations stemming from the United Nations Headquarters Agreement. The legal mechanisms established to resolve disputes and restore violated rights should be used.
First of all, we would like to extend our congratulations to the distinguished Ambassadors of Poland and the United Arab Emirates on their appointment as co-chairs of the intergovernmental negotiation process for the reform of the Security Council at the 74th session. The delegation of Cuba wishes them every success in their work, for which they count on our support.
Statement by H.E. Mr. Oscar León González, Ambassador, Chargé d´Affaires a.i., at the High-Level Interactive Dialogue on the occasion of the International Day of Education, Session II: Matching the Imperative of Inclusiveness with the Quest for Quality Education: Policy Choices and Action Priorities. New York, 24 January 2020
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