Cuba associates itself with the statements by the distinguished delegations of the State of Palestine on behalf of the Group of 77 and China; by Bolivia on behalf of CELAC; and by Belize on behalf of AOSIS.
We congratulate you and the other members of the Bureau on your election to lead the work of the Second Committee. We are confident that your guidance will enable us to achieve our objectives.
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.
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.
The achievements of UNICEF and its work over the past year in implementing the Strategic Plan 2018-2021 and the rest of the Organization's programme documents are commendable. These results continue to demonstrate UNICEF's commitment to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the promotion of the well-being of the world's children, particularly those still living in extreme poverty.
We thank the Secretary-General for presenting his proposals to address the financial situation of the Organization. We are also grateful for the related report submitted by Mr. Cihan Terzi, Chairman of the Advisory Committee.
My delegation associates itself with the statement delivered by the State of Palestine on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.
The delegation of Cuba congratulates you on your election and wishes you success in the discharge of your duties. You can count on our support and full cooperation.
Cuba welcomes the establishment of this Open-Ended Working Group of the General Assembly, in accordance with resolution 73/27 adopted last year and the commencement of its works.
We fully support the adoption of the provisional agenda and the rules of procedure of the Open-Ended Working Group.
We thank the Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance for her presentation on the financial situation of the Organization and the subsequent update. We further extend our appreciation to Mr. Lionelito Berridge and the Department of Financial Reports and Contributions for the continued support they provide to Member States.
My delegation aligns itself to the statement made by the State of Palestine on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.
The delegation of Cuba is pleased to see you presiding over this meeting and extends its support to your good performance in the successful conduct of these meetings.
It also appreciates the hard work of the Secretariat in preparing the documentation and all the necessary details to hold the meetings of this important Committee.
The Cuban delegation endorses the statement delivered by the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of NAM.