New York, 7 November 2016. “We support renewed and steady efforts aimed at speeding up the negotiations on the Security Council Reform, an item included in the General Assembly Agenda during more than 20 years”, reiterated the Cuban Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosario, at the General Debate on the “Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council”.
New York, 4 November 2016. Cuba reiterated its concern for the tendency at the Human Rights Council to impose selectivity and double standards when dealing with human rights situations.“Today, the Council requires to be rescued from the selectivity and political manipulation characterizing its work in the treatment of country situations. Cooperation and respectful dialogue should govern the work of this organ”, considered today Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, while addressing the 71 UNGA Plenary.
Nueva York, 3 November 2016. “Cuba reaffirms its commitment to continue contributing to the improvement and effectiveness of the work of the Committee, by means of comprehensive processes of deliberation, consultation, negotiation and collaboration among its Members, and promoting the active participation of other States.”, considered today at the Sixth Committee, the Head of the International Law Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, cra. Anet Pino Rivero, under Agenda item: ““Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country”.
New York, 1 November 2016. At the Third Committee on Agenda item “Elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance: general implementation of and follow-up to the Durban Declaration and Program of Action”, the Representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, Mrs. Vilma Thomas urged to place greater emphasis on addressing this issue in its manifestations and potential impact, both by the States and the United Nations agencies dealing with this and other related issues.
New York, 1 November 2016.In general statement on draft resolution L.17: “Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security”, the delegate of Cuba to the First Committee, Lilianne Sánchez Rodríguez, pointed out that Cuba shares the concern contained in document L.17 as regards the use of technologies and means of information with purposes inconsistent with international stability and security.