Cuba in UN

Press Release: Cuba calls for the strengthening of international cooperation to achieve a world where equality, mutual respect and social justice prevail.

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.

Press Release/71 UNGA: Cuba on “Developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security”.

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.

71 UNGA: Cuba at the Fifth Committee vs. the US Embargo

Despite the obstacles faced by Cuba as a developing country, we remain fully committed to multilateralism. This is manifested not only in our active involvement in the works of the United Nations, but also in our political will to meet financial responsibilities.

However, such political will is hampered by the economic, financial and commercial Embargo imposed by the United States against Cuba.

71 UNGA: Cuba at the Sixth Committee vs. the US Embargo

Cuba, a developing country under an Embargo policy, keeps up its will to work consequently, together with the international community and the United Nations to duly prevent and address crimes against humanity”. (Informal Interactive Dialogue on the Necessity to Protect, 6 september 2016)