Cuba in UN

Press Release: Cuba reaffirms the inalienable right of the people of Puerto Rico to free determination and independence, with the presence of the Puerto Rican fighter and patriot, Oscar López Rivera.

New York, 19 June 2017. At the Committee on Decolonization, under item: The Question of Puerto Rico, the Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, defined the session as “a historic day” by the presence of Oscar López Rivera,a fighter against colonialism, imprisoned for more than 35 years in US prisons, struggling for the self-determination, independence and freedom of his homeland.

Press Release: The UN Special Committee on Decolonization adopts resolution presented by Cuba on the colonial case of Puerto Rico.

New York, 19 June 2017. The UN Special Committee on Decolonization adopted today another resolution, by consensus, on the Question of Puerto Rico, which already adds up to 35 in the last 17 years.

The Resolution, presented by Cuba and cosponsored by Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia, Ecuador, Russia and Syria, is a proof of the historical commitment with the brotherly people of Puerto Rico and its patriots.

Press Release: Cuba conveys message of appreciation following the adoption of draft resolution on the question of Puerto Rico.

New York, 19 June 2017. On behalf of the Cuban delegation and following the adoption of draft resolution on the question of Puerto Rico, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, thanked all members of the Special Committee on Decolonization and the other delegations that spoke on the issue, for the strong and valuable support to the adoption of the resolution, once again, by consensus.

Declaration of ACNU on the occasion of the second session of the United Nations Conference to negotiate a legally binding instrument prohibiting nuclear weapons, leading towards their total elimination.

The United Nations Cuban Association (ACNU) and its 105 associated civil society organizations support the negotiations within the framework of the United Nations Organization (UNO) of a legally binding international instrument prohibiting nuclear weapons leading towards their total elimination.

Reaching a binding agreement on this matter would demonstrate the political will of States in building a world of peace, consistent with the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations.

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