3rd - Social, Humanitarian and Cultural Affairs

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 delegation of Cuba at the Interactive Dialogue with Mr. Zamir Akram, Chair-Rapporteur of the Working Group on the Right to Development. Third Committee. New York, 16 October 2020

Madam Chair,

My delegation welcomes Mr. Zamir Akram and thanks his oral presentation. We reiterate to the Working Group on the Right to Development our full support in the fulfillment of its important mandate.  

We regret the postponement of the twenty-first session of the Working Group and we hope that it can be held as rescheduled. We request the Office of the High Commissioner to provide all possible support to the Working Group, so that it can resume its work.

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.

74 UNGA: Statement by Cuba, on Agenda Item 70: Promotion and protection of human rights. New York, 21 October 2019.

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba reaffirms its commitment to continue promoting international cooperation in terms of human rights. We defend the principles of mutual respect, truth, justice, universality, impartiality and non-selectivity as the only way to promote and protect all human rights.

Higher priority and visibility should be granted to solving problems such as extreme poverty, illiteracy, lack of access to basic rights such as health, education and food, among others, which characterize the unjust international economic order.

74 UNGA: Statement by Cuba on Item 25: Social development A) and B). Third Committee. New York, 1 October 2019.

Mr. President,

The commitments that the Heads of State and Government, meeting at the World Summit for Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995, had agreed upon, remain fully valid; in particular the fundamental objectives of eradicating poverty, reducing inequality, promoting productive employment, decent work for all and an inclusive society.

73 UNGA: Statement by H.E. Mrs. Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative, Chargé d’ Affairs a.i., at the Annual Session. Topic 2. Annual Report of the UN-Women Executive Board. New York, 18 June 2019.

Madam President:

I have the honour to thank Mrs. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, and her team for the valuable information presented to the Board today, and in particular for the presentation of the annual report on the implementation of the 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. We also thank Ambassador Pennelope Beckles, Permanent Representative of Trinidad and Tobago to the United Nations.

Madam President,

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