New York, May 17, 2018. On the evening of May 15, the members of the "December 12th Movement" welcomed Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, to the mythical New York City locality of Brooklyn. She took the opportunity to thank for the support that Cuba has always received from the American people since the triumph of the Revolution, including from the members of this Movement, with deep roots in the solidarity movement with Cuba in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.