Año 2020

75 UNGA: Statement by H.E. Mr. Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, at the debate on agenda item 15 “Culture of Peace”. New York, 1st December 2020

Mr. President,

The year that is ending has been marked by the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which adds new challenges and complicates others that already existed for the international community.

Most eloquently, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the unjust nature of the international order in which we live, which multiplies the privileges of rich countries and perpetuates the shortcomings of the poor.

75 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at the Interactive Dialogue with Mr. Livingstone Sewanyana, Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order. Third Committee. New York, 19 October 2020

Madam Chair,

We thank the Independent Expert for his presentation.

The promotion of a democratic and equitable international order is more relevant today than ever. With a democratic and equitable international order, the pandemic would not have the effects is having and will continue to have, disproportionately, on countries of the South.

75 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur, Sra. Alena Douhan, on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. Third Committee. New York, 16 October 2020

Madam Chair,

We welcome the Special Rapporteur and congratulate her on her appointment. Like her predecessors, she will count on our full support.

We appreciate the presentation of her report A/75/209, which examines the impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

75 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban delegation at the Interactive Dialogue with the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Third Committee. New York, 14 October 2020

Madam Chair,

My delegation appreciates the opportunity to exchange views with the High Commissioner; and notes the presentation of report A/75/36. 

We reiterate our support for her work and Office, based on UNGA resolution 48/141, which underlined the need for promotion and protection of all human rights to be guided by the principles of impartiality, objectivity and non-selectivity, in a spirit of dialogue and cooperation.

75 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban delegation at the General Debate of the Third Committee within the framework of the 75th session of the UNGA. New York, 5 October 2020

Madam Chair,

In addition to its health impact, the COVID-19 will bring about serious economic and social repercussions for all countries. Nevertheless, as is always the case in the current unjust international order, developing countries will be the ones to bear the highest costs.

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