Cuba in UN

Cuba denounces the tightening of the US blockade at the dialogue with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

New York, 14 October 2020. Cuba participated today in the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet, where it expressed its concern about the imposition of punitive approaches, selective practices and double standards against countries of the South, contrary to UNGA resolution 48/141, which emphasizes the need for the promotion and protection of all human rights to be guided by the principles of impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity, in the spirit of dialogue and cooperation.

Human Rights in Cuba: Cuban children are born to be happy

New York, 14 de octubre de 2020. "It is for children that we work, because children are the ones who know how to love, because children are the hope of the world", wrote José Martí, Cuba's National Hero, in 1889, on the cover of the first issue of his magazine La Edad de Oro (The Golden Age), dedicated to the children of Cuba and Latin America.

Cuba has been elected to the UN Human Rights Council

New York, 13 October 2020. Despite the United States aggressive campaign against Cuba´s candidature to the Human Rights Council, the United Nations General Assembly elected Cuba as a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council, for 2021-2023 term, with 170 of the 193 possible votes.

The Human Rights Council was established on 15 March 2006. It consists of 47 Member States of the United Nations, which are elected directly and by secret ballot by the Member States.