Cuba in Seychelles

Statement by Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, President of the Republic of Cuba, at the Global Leaders’s Day of the International Labor Organization Global Summit on COVID-19 and the world of work.

Mr. Director General;

Excellencies, Heads of State and Government;

I feel honored to bring into this virtual Summit the voice of Cuba, a small developing country, where workers in power struggle on a daily basis to achieve all the justice, which was the dream and commitment of the founding fathers of our nation.

Today, as has been always the case throughout the last 61 years, Cuba is sharing the new and serious challenges facing the International Labor Organization as it enters into its second century of its existence.

President Díaz-Canel to Participate in ILO Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

Havana, 6 July 2020. The President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez will participate in the Global Leaders´ Day of the International Labor Organization (ILO) Summit on COVID-19 and the world of work, to be held online on 8 July, with the participation of Heads of State and Government and prominent employer and trade union leaders.

U.S. congressman denounces damages to Cuba due to blockade

The economic and social damage to Cuba resulting from the U.S. blockade prevents development and cooperation at unimaginable levels, said on Friday representative of Illinois to the U.S. Congress Bobby L. Rush.

Rush, who two days ago reintroduced a bill to normalize relations with Cuba, assured today on his official website and on Twitter that he will never cease in his efforts to see the links between both nations normalized.

Cuba denounces impact of blockade on fight against Covid-19 at UNESCO

Paris, Jul 3, 2020.- Cuba's permanent representative at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Yahima Esquivel, on Friday denounced the damage caused by the United States' blockade in the Caribbean island's efforts to fight Covid-19.

On speaking at the UNESCO Executive Council, she pointed out that at times when the countries should prioritize solidarity, cooperation and dialogue over differences and political conflicts, as demanded by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay, Washington does otherwise.

Letter from the President of the Republic of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, to the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Gutérres.

Unofficial translation

Havana, 26 June 2020

“62nd Year of the Revolution”


H.E. Mr. Antonio Gutérres

Secretary General of the United Nations

New York


Your Excellency,

Seventy five years after the Member States of this Organization signed the Charter of the United Nations, the strict compliance with its principles and purposes, International Law, and the preservation of multilateralism, gains more significance than ever.