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72 UNGA: Statement by the Representative of Cuba at the Special Commemorative Ceremony to pay tribute to the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz. New York, November 28, 2017.

Dear Comrades,

On behalf of the people of Cuba, their government and the relatives, we express our gratitude for your attendance at this commemorative ceremony dedicated to paying homage to the life and work of the Commander-in-Chief of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz.

Fidel Castro or Fidel, as we Cubans simply call him, was a man who never sought the path where advantage lay, but rather the path where duty lay. He had a deep humanistic vocation, a solid Christian education, a solid Marxist education, and a solid universal revolutionary background.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban delegation in the High-Level Donor Conference for Recovery of the Caribbean after Hurricanes Irma and Maria. New York, 21 November 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

We are deeply grateful for the convening of this meeting in such difficult times for the countries affected by the destructive hurricanes Irma and Maria.

The increasingly devastating and frequent brunt of natural disasters confirms that climate change is a threat to the survival of humanity and to the sustainable development of peoples.

The recent passage of hurricanes Irma and Maria through the Caribbean region demonstrated once again the vulnerabilities of Small Island Developing States in the face of natural events of this magnitude.

Speech delivered by Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo at the opening of the Exhibit: #UnblockCuba, winners of Poster Contest at the United Nations. New York, October 18, 2017.

Good evening and welcome dear colleagues from the United Nations,

We are here today to display for you and the world a group of modern pieces of artwork in the form of posters. These are the winners and the best projects of an international Poster Contest launched in May by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Design Office of Cuba.

Statement of Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, at the commemorative event of the 91st Anniversary of the Birth of the Historical Leader of the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro Ruz.

Dear friends of the Solidarity Movement with Cuba in the United States;

Dear brothers and sisters of the diplomatic missions to the United Nations who have joined us in this special occasion;

Once again, I wish to reiterate what we have said on many occasions, when we referring to the figure of the Historical Leader of the Cuban Revolution: We will never be able to speak about Fidel in the past tense. I’m sure this is the feeling of everyone gathered here today.

71 AGNU: Statement by the Cuban delegation on Global Geospatial Information Management.

New York, 2 August 2017.

Thanks Mr. President,

We consider of great importance the work carried out by the working group on Global Geospatial Information Management. In this sense:

The Caribbean Project, promoted by UN-GGIM Americas, has worked in the strengthening of the capacities of member countries on geospatial management, with traditional focus and palpable results.

Statement by Ms. Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, Cuban Ambassador to the UN, at the event organized by the Solidarity Movement with Cuba in Commemoration of National Rebellion Day.

Dear friends, sisters and brothers of the solidarity movement,

José Martí, Apostle of the independence of our country and intellectual author of the Moncada attack, said and I quote: “To honor, brings honor.” Following this Marti’s maxim, today we pay tribute to the Generation who did not let the Apostle die in the Year of his Centenary and turned his thought into action.

Remarks by Mrs. Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, in the commemorative ceremony of the 64th anniversary of the assaults to the “Moncada” and “Carlos Manuel de Céspedes” Garrisons.

Dear friends, sisters and brothers in the struggle,

We are deeply honored with your presence at this tribute to the 64th anniversary of the assaults to the “Moncada” and the “Carlos Manuel de Céspedes” Garrisons, in Santiago de Cuba and Bayamo.

We are here today to pay tribute to those who gave their lives during this heroic deed, to those that could see the fruit of the sacrifice of that day and also to the combatants who still continue to guide us by their example.

71 UNGA: Statement by the Representative of Cuba, Ambassador Rodolfo Benítez Versón on the adoption of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty.

Madam President:

The adoption of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons represents a historic milestone. More than a result of the Conference that we are successfully concluding today, this instrument is the result of a process of multilateral discussions over 70 years, which began with the adoption by the UN General Assembly of its first resolution, on January 24, 1946, which called for the elimination of nuclear weapons.

71 UNGA: Cuba at General Debate of the Eight Working Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Aging.

Mr. Chairman,

My delegation attaches great importance to the discussion of the issue of population aging in the United Nations, and to the role played by this Working Group since its inception.

Cuba will be one of the two countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with the largest aging population in the near future; for this reason, our country has given priority to elderly care and carries out a multidisciplinary and intersectoral work to guarantee the quality of life of this sector of the population.

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