Statement by Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, during the presentation of Cuba’s National Report to the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. Geneva, may 16, 2018.

Mr. President:

Once again, Cuba attends the Universal Periodic Review to ratify its firm commitment with the guarantees for the exercise of human rights.

The national report that we are presenting is the result of a broad and participatory process of consultations which involved numerous government institutions and civil society organizations, as well as the implementation of the recommendations accepted during the second review -79 per cent of all the recommendations that were formulated.

Mr. President:

EmbaCuba Austria´s Visit to the Austrian Commission for UNESCO

 Ambassador Juan Antonio Fernández Palacios was received by Ms. Gabriele Eschig Secretary-General of the Austrian Commission for the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

The courtesy call took place in the premises of that institution in a friendly atmosphere in which Ambassador Fernández Palacios referred to the seven decades of relations between Cuba and the UNESCO and to the historical bonds expressed in the celebration of the 70 anniversary in 2017.

Cuba: Committed to human rights

Cuba features among the 50 countries that have ratified the most international human rights instruments, according to lawyer Desiree Llaguno, speaking to Prensa Latina.
She explained that the island has signed 44 of the 61 human rights conventions, making it one of the leaders in this field.
If we look at Cuba within the context of developing countries, we could say that the island features among those that have signed the most human rights accords, noted the expert.


On  May 11, the Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services of South Africa, Dr. Siyabonga Cyprian Cwele and the Ambassador of Cuba in that country, Rodolfo Benítez Verson, signed in Pretoria an intergovernmental agreement aimed at increasing bilateral cooperation in the field of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).

Statement by the Revolutionary Government: Cuba condemns fresh attacks by Israel against the Palestinian people

Statement by the Revolutionary Government: Cuba condemns fresh attacks by Israel against the Palestinian people

This act constitutes another grave and flagrant violation of the UN Charter and international humanitarian law and a new outrage against the Palestinian people

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The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba vehemently condemns the criminal attack on the defenseless Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip, by the Israeli Army which has killed at least 52 people and left over 2,400 injured.

Press release: Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations meets with the Executive Director of UNFPA.

New York, May 15, 2018. The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, met on May 15 with Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, was also present. The Executive Director was accompanied by Kwabena Osei-Danquah and Noemi Espinoza, Director and Adviser of the Division for Governance and Multilateral Affairs, respectively.