1st - Disarmament and International Security

76 UNGA: Remarks at the combined thematic debate of the First Committee on other disarmament measures and international security, regional disarmament and security and disarmament machinery. New York, October 18, 2021.

Mr. Chairman;

We endorse Indonesia's statement on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Cuba reiterates its commitment to general and complete disarmament, in particular nuclear disarmament.

We attach great importance to the regional and subregional initiatives in this field, including the establishment of nuclear-weapon-free zones.

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.

75 UNGA: Statement by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations. Consideration of Item “Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)”. New York. 11 November 2020

Mr. Chairman,

We appreciate the presentation of the 2019 IAEA Annual Report and draft resolution A/75/L.9.

We wish to begin by acknowledging the efforts made by the Agency in support of its Member States in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We highlight the leadership and organizational resilience of the Technical Secretariat in the midst of the pandemic. Cuba also recognizes and supports its important work and its contribution to peace and sustainable development.

Mr. Chairman,

75 UNGA: Statement by the delegation of the Republic of Cuba. Thematic debate on "Outer space". First Committee. New York, October 2020

Mr. Chairman,

The threat of an arms race in outer space, the continuous development and improvement of space weapons and the presence of war material in space undermine the realization of the peaceful aspirations of peoples, particularly the smallest countries, to benefit from the potential of space technologies for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

UNGA 75: Statement by the delegation of the Republic of Cuba. Thematic debate on “Other disarmament measures and international security”. First Committee. New York, October 2020

Mr. Chairman,

We share the goal of general and complete disarmament, in particular nuclear disarmament, as the highest priority in this area. We call for the implementation of other disarmament and international security measures.

 A renewed commitment is needed to make progress in multilaterally agreed, legally binding initiatives, to prohibit the militarization of outer space, cyberspace and lethal autonomous weapons; as well as to regulate military combat drones.

75 UNGA: Statement by Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d´affaires a.i. of Cuba to the United Nations. General Debate. First Committee. New York, 12 October 2020.

Mr. Chairman,

We endorse the statement delivered by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

We gather today, in an unprecedented international scenario, where the COVID-19 pandemic is a challenge posed to all, generating a crisis of several and devastating effects not only for health but also on economy, trade and our societies in general, while nuclear stockpile is being modernized and enlarged, under the pretext of concepts or military doctrines of defense and security, which continue to threaten humanity.

74 UNGA: Statement by the delegation of the Republic of Cuba. Thematic debate on "Outer space". First Committee. New York, 29 October 2019

Mr. Chairman,

My delegation associates itself with the statement delivered by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Cuba advocates the legitimate right of all States to have access to outer space on equal conditions and without discrimination and to benefit from cooperation in terms of training and transfer of space applications and technology. 

74 UNGA: Statement by Cuba. Thematic debate on “Other disarmament measures and international security”. First Committee. New York, 29 October 2019.

Mr. Chairman,

My delegation associates itself with the statement delivered by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

We share the objective of the general and complete disarmament, in particular nuclear disarmament, as the top priority in this area. We must continue to call for the implementation of other international disarmament and security measures.

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