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Speech by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta at the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day against Nuclear Tests. New York, 8 September 2021.

Mr. President,

We align ourselves with the statement pronounced by Mexico on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

The importance of holding this high-level meeting is reinforced in light of the continuous modernization and expansion of nuclear arsenals, in a context in which the millions of dollars of resources devoted to this field must be redirected to efforts to address the current global crisis, exacerbated by COVID-19 and affecting every sphere of life.

Statement of Cuba to the United Nations. Second session of UNICEF Executive Board. 7 September 2021

Mr. President,

Esteemed Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, distinguished members of the Executive Board and other delegations,

We thank the Executive Director for her comprehensive presentation, and the members of the Bureau and the Secretariat for the preparations for this session. I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to Ms. Fore for her service over the years at the helm of UNICEF in improving the lives of children around the world. I extend to her our best wishes.

75 UNGA: Statement by Ana Teresita González Fraga, First Deputy Minister of foreign trade and investment of Cuba, at the Un High-Level Meeting on middle-income countries. New York, 2 July 2021.

Six years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, there is still a deep gap between the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals and international commitments to support their implementation.

In a complex global political, social and economic context, exacerbated by the aftermath of COVID-19, access to external financing, special and differential treatment in trade matters and international cooperation are crucial for middle-income countries.

75 UNGA: Intervention at Second United Nations High-Level conference of heads of counter-terrorism agencies of member states. New York, 28 June 2021

Dear Mr. Voronkov and guests attending this event,

We congratulate you and your team for the work carried out at the helm of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, and we take this opportunity to extend my country's support to your leadership.

75 UNGA: Statement by the delegation of Cuba at the second resumed session of the Fifth Committee agenda item 143 “Improving the financial situation of the United Nations”. New York, 14 May 2021

Mr. Chairman,

We thank Mrs. Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, for her presentation updating us on the financial situation of the Organization. We also thank the Division on Contributions for its continued support to Member States.

My delegation associates itself with the statement delivered by the Republic of Guinea on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.

Mr. Chairman,

75 UNGA: Remarks by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba, at the meeting of the organization and election of the bureau of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization. 18 February 2021

Madam Chair,

I wish to thank Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, for her presence at this important meeting of the Committee on Decolonization, and through her, the Secretary-General for his unequivocal support for the decolonization process and the work of this Committee.

75 UNGA: Intervention of Cuba at UN-Women Executive Board. First Regular Session 2021. New York, February 15, 2021

At the outset, I would like to reiterate our appreciation to UN-Women for the efforts throughout these challenging times. UN-Women has been a strong voice for addressing the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 on the life of women and girls around the world, and the integration of a gender perspective in the response to and recovery from the pandemic.

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