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.
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.
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.
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,
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).
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.
The delegation of Cuba is pleased to see you presiding over this meeting and extends its support to your good performance in the successful conduct of these meetings.
It also appreciates the hard work of the Secretariat in preparing the documentation and all the necessary details to hold the meetings of this important Committee.
The Cuban delegation endorses the statement delivered by the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of NAM.
Mr. Jorge Arreaza, Minister of People's Power for Foreign Affairs.
The delegation of Cuba welcomes you to this Extraordinary Meeting of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement.
We believe it is very timely and convenient that Venezuela, in the person of its Foreign Minister, should come to this forum, which he also presides over, to provide us with updated information on the most recent events taking place against the sister nation of Venezuela, its constitutional and legitimate President, Nicolás Maduro Moros, and the Civic-Military Union of his people.
We thank the Delegation of Palestine, as Chair of the G77 and China, for convening this Interactive Dialogue and take this opportunity to welcome H.E. Mr. Mohammad Shtayyeh, Minister of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction.
Growing inequality hinders significant and lasting progress towards the goals we set ourselves in Copenhagen. We firmly believe that development will not be sustainable as long as it is not truly inclusive.