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73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba. First substantive session. Open-ended working group of UNGA on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security. New York, 9 September 2019.

Mr. President:

Cuba fully endorses the statement made by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

We welcome the celebration of this first substantive session of the Open-Ended Working Group of the General Assembly on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security.

Mr. President:

Remarks by Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal at the ceremony organized by the Movement of Solidarity with Cuba to mark the 66th Anniversary of the Attack on the “Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes” military barracks.

Dear sisters and brothers in struggle:

Today, we are celebrating a date of momentous significance in the history of Cuba, July 26, known as Día de la Rebeldía Nacional (Day of the National Rebelliousness). Sixty-six years ago our motherland experienced one of the most heroic events in its struggle for its final independence, the Attack on the Moncada and Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Barracks, under the leadership of our invincible Commander in Chief Fidel Castro Ruz.

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba on the activation of Titles III and IV of the Helms-Burton Act at Group of 77 and China Ambassadorial Meeting. New York, May 29, 2019.

Dear Ambassadors, distinguished colleagues:

Since May 2, with the activation of Titles III and IV of the Helms-Burton Act, the Government of the United States has implemented new aggressive measures against Cuba, as part of its policy of intensifying the economic, commercial and financial blockade that it has imposed against my country for 57 years.

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at the thematic debate on the Role and Authority of the General Assembly held within the framework of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly. New York, March 19, 2019.

Co-Chairs,

We appreciate the convening of this thematic debate on the Role and Authority of the General Assembly. We endorse the statement by the delegation of Algeria on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

When we speak of the General Assembly, we refer to all the States it comprises, under equal conditions and without distinction, for this reason, it is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN.

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at Briefing by the Secretary-General on the United Nations financial situation. New York, March 1st, 2019

We fully endorse the statement by the State of Palestine on behalf of the Group of 77 and China. We appreciate the Secretary-General's initiative to seek solutions to the critical financial situation of the Organization.

Cuba, like so many other countries, has warned for years about the risks that unpaid assessments owed to the United Nations entail to the Organization.

Our responsibility as members of this Organization is clear, to confirm this, we just need to read the UN Charter, whose article 17 does not give rise to interpretations.

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Revitalization of the Work of the General Assembly. New York, February 28, 2019.

Co-Chairs,

The Cuban delegation associates itself with the statement by Algeria on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Cuba considers that the question of the Revitalization of the General Assembly is a priority. During the seventy-second session we constructively and systematically participated in the negotiations of resolution A/RES/72/313 adopted by consensus.

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at Thirty-third session of the Committee of the Whole of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). New York, 27 February 2019.

Dear Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean,

Distinguished representatives of the Member States and Observers of the Commission,

Dear guests,

I have the honor to address you on behalf of Latin America and the Caribbean, in Cuba’s capacity as chair of the Committee of the Whole of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at the intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council Reform. New York, February 25, 2019.

Co-Chairs,

We appreciate the convening of this meeting and we will focus our statement on the elements included in the letter from the Co-Chairs, dated February 18, 2019.

Before tackling the elements proposed in your letter, we reiterate that the Security Council reform process should be based on a comprehensive and broad approach, addressing all substantive issues related to the five key issues, namely: the question of membership, the number of members, regional representation, working methods and the decision-making process, including the question of the veto.

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