New York, 7 July 2017. Cuba defined today the adoption of the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty as a historic milestone, resulting from a multilateral discussion of over 70 years.
“The Treaty is a well-deserved tribute to all victims of the use or testing of nuclear weapons”, announced the Representative of Cuba, Ambassador Rodolfo Benítez Versón, while considering it a major step forward, within the imperative path towards nuclear disarmament.
New York, 5 July 2017. At the General Debate of the 8th Working Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Aging, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, explained that Cuba has turned elderly care into a priority, carrying out a multidisciplinary and intersectoral work to guarantee the quality of life of this sector of the population.
New York, 29 June 2017. At the“United Nations Forum to Mark 50 Years of Occupation”, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, noted that achieving stable and lasting peace to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in all its aspects, is of priority for Cuba, for the majority of the international community and the Non-Aligned Movement, among them.
New York, 28 June 2017. At the Open Debate of the Security Council on the non-proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, shared the legitimate international concern regarding the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons.
New York, 27 June 2017. The US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed a fine against US insurance company American International Group (AIG) for $148,698 on June 26, owing to the alleged violation of several sanctions programs of the United States government, including the blockade against Cuba.