Cuba in UN

Statement by Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba, during the presentation of Cuba’s National Report to the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. Geneva, may 16, 2018.

Mr. President:

Once again, Cuba attends the Universal Periodic Review to ratify its firm commitment with the guarantees for the exercise of human rights.

The national report that we are presenting is the result of a broad and participatory process of consultations which involved numerous government institutions and civil society organizations, as well as the implementation of the recommendations accepted during the second review -79 per cent of all the recommendations that were formulated.

Mr. President:

Closing statement by Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla during the presentation of Cuba's National Report to the Third Cycle of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Human Rights Council. Geneva, 16 May 2018.

Mr. President,

The Twitter technology platform started a few years before the UPR and has doubled the number of characters. The Human Rights Council should consider how to extend the time for Member States to speak out.

We thank those who have participated in this dialogue and made recommendations, based on respect for the principles of sovereignty and non-interference in internal affairs.

Statement by the Revolutionary Government: Cuba condemns fresh attacks by Israel against the Palestinian people.

Havana, May 15, 2018.The Revolutionary Government of the Republic of Cuba vehemently condemns the criminal attack on the defenseless Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip, by the Israeli Army which has killed at least 52 people and left over 2,400 injured.

This act constitutes another serious and flagrant violation of the UN Charter and international humanitarian law, and a new outrage against the Palestinian people.

Press release: Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations meets with the Executive Director of UNFPA.

New York, May 15, 2018. The Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, met on May 15 with Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). The Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, was also present. The Executive Director was accompanied by Kwabena Osei-Danquah and Noemi Espinoza, Director and Adviser of the Division for Governance and Multilateral Affairs, respectively.

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba:Cuba condemns U.S. withdrawal from nuclear agreement with Iran.

La Habana, May 9, 2018.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba expresses its strong condemnation of the decision made by the United States government to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or Iran nuclear agreement, and re-impose sanctions on this country. Failure to abide by these international commitments undermines the norms of coexistence among states and can have serious consequences for stability and security in the Middle East.

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