New York, 5 October 2020. During the general debate of the Third Committee of the United Nations, the Permanent Representative of China, on behalf of 20 nations, called for the immediate lifting of unilateral coercive measures, since they are contrary to international law and the Charter of the United Nations.
It is appalling to realize that, seventy five years after the criminal bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, there are approximately 13 400 nuclear weapons, of which nearly 1 800 are in operational alert and 3 720 have been already deployed. More than half of these belong to the United States. That country keeps the highest number of these weapons ready to be used and is the only one in the world that has dropped two atom bombs.
New York, 2 October 2020. The Republic of Cuba is a secular State which recognizes, respects and guarantees freedom of religion. Religious institutions and fraternal associations are separated from the State; and all of them have the same rights and duties.
In Cuba, different beliefs and religions are given equal consideration. There are 1850 religious organizations and institutions and fraternal associations, whose members amount to 1,500,000 Cubans.
New York, 2 October 2020. Cuba participated today in the General Assembly High-Level Meeting to commemorate and promote the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. As previous meetings of this 75th United Nations General Assembly, the event was held online with pre-recorded video statements due to the situation that COVID-19 has caused across the world.