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73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba. Organizational Meeting. UNGA Open-Ended Group of governmental experts on breakthroughs in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security. New York, 3 June 2019.

Mr. President;

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.

Mr. President:

73 UNGA: Statement of the Cuban delegation under agenda item 138: "Improvement of the United Nations Financial Situation". Second resumed session of the Fifth Committee. 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly. New York, 16 May 2019.

Madame Chair,

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.

Madame Chair,

73 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban delegation to the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the strengthening of the role of the Organization. New York, 19 February 2019.

Mr. Chairman,

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.

Mr. Chairman,

The Cuban delegation endorses the statement delivered by the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of NAM.

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba on Item 55 "Report of the Special Committee to investigate Israeli practices affecting the human rights of the Palestinian people and other Arabs of the occupied territories". New York, November 13, 2018.

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba endorses the statement by the representative of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

Our delegation welcomes the work done by the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practices Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arab of the Occupied Territories.

The report submitted today shows the work done by the Committee, the problems faced during its work and the working goals and objectives towards the future.

73 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban Delegation at the General Debate of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee, On Item 54 "United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East". New York, November 9, 2018.

Mr. Chairman,       

Cuba associates itself with the statement by the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

We pay tribute to the staff of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and in particular to Mr. Pierre Krahenbuhl, the Agency's Commissioner-General, for his tireless efforts, his courage and dedication to the service of Palestine refugees, in extremely difficult conditions.

Mr. Chairman,

73 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban Delegation at the General debate of the Special Political and Decolonization Committee under Item 52 "Effects of atomic radiation". New York, 6 November 2018.

Mr. Chairman,

The delegation of Cuba appreciates and takes note of the Report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation, contained in document A/73/46.

The report is a benchmark in terms of information on the work of the Committee in accordance with its current programme, which includes aspects such as the "Evaluation of Health Effects and Risk Inference from Radiation Exposure", "Implementation of the Public Information and Outreach Strategy (2014-2019)" and "Implementation of the Committee's Long-Term Strategic Guidelines". 

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba, on Item 74: Promotion and protection of human rights a) Human rights instruments. d) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Program of Action New York, October 29, 2018.

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba reiterates its willingness to cooperate with all United Nations human rights bodies and institutions that are universally applicable and non-discriminatory in nature, based on the provisions set out in General Assembly resolution 68/268, which established guidelines aimed at strengthening and improving the functioning of the treaty body system; which does not imply the establishment of new mechanisms that exceed the provisions governing the standard itself.

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba, on Item 74: Promotion and protection of human rights, B & C. New York, 29 October 2018.

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba upholds 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 like health care, education and food, among others, which characterize the unjust international economic order.

We reaffirm our commitment to continue promoting international cooperation in the field of human rights.

Mr. Chairman,

73 UNGA:Statement by Cuba. Thematic debate on Conventional Weapons. First Committee. New Yor, October 26, 2018.

Mr. Chairman,

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

The tendency to increase global military expenditure while hunger and poverty exponentially increase in the world is regrettable.

Last year, global military expenditure amounted to 1.7 billion dollars, while 3,460 million human beings survive in poverty, 821 million people suffer from chronic hunger, 758 million, are illiterate and 844 million, lack basic drinking water services.

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