CUBA, November 1st, 2017.- The Cuban resolution ¨Necessity of putting an end to the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed by the United States of America against Cuba¨ was widely supported in the United Nations this Wednesday, obtaining 191 votes in favor, 2 against (USA and Israel) and 0 abstentions.
The international community represented in the framework of the 72 session of the United Nations General Assembly strongly rejected the unjust and inhuman policy applied by the United States against Cuba for almost six decades.
New York, 31 October 2017. The blockade of the United States against Cuba was unilaterally imposed 55 years ago. More than 70 percent of the current Cuban population has been born and raised under the implementation of this policy, which hinders Cuba's economic development and constitutes a flagrant violation of the human rights of the Cuban people.
New York, October 30, 2017. The opposition to the blockade has a universal character at an international level, which is increasingly shown in different scenarios. Listed below are some examples:
At the General Debate of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly last September, 37 heads of delegations spoke out against the blockade, including 14 Heads of State or Government.
New York, 27 October 2017.During the general debate under Item 72: Promotion and protection of human rights, b) Human rights questions, including alternative approaches for improving the effective enjoyment of human rights and fundamental freedoms, and c) Human rights situations and reports of special rapporteurs and representatives, relating to the Third Committee of the United Nations, Cuban Deputy Permanent Representative to the