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.
New York, 31 October 2016. Cuba reiterated today its position in favor of the establishment of an impartial, non-selective, efficient, just and supplementary international criminal jurisdiction within the national criminal justice systems, which is truly independent and, hence, not subordinated to political interests distorting its essence.
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.