75 Período de Sesiones

75 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban delegation at the meeting of the General Assembly to commemorate the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade. New York, 25 March 2021.

Mr. President,

Observing the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade becomes vitally important in the current context, marked by alarming expressions of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia in some of the most developed societies.

For Cuba, this issue is particularly symbolic, because we feel highly proud of our African roots and heritage.

75 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban delegation at the plenary meeting of the General Assembly to observe the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. New York, 19 March 2021.

Mr. President,

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination should be a day of reflection.

Greater political will and strengthened international cooperation are indispensable to meet the goals set at the historic Durban World Conference, 20 years ago. However, we see a disturbing wave of racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia, and hate speech against migrants and people of African descent.

Mr. President,

75 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at interactive dialogue “Building back better - women's participation and leadership in COVID-19 response and recovery” of the 65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women of ECOSOC. New York, 18 March 2021

Mr. Chair,

In order to address the health and socioeconomic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cuba conceived a preventive, intersectoral and multidisciplinary model, implementing and perfecting more than 500 measures to confront this disease and ensure the protection of the entire population.

Our country has adopted labor, salary and social security and assistance measures which protect the entire population, especially women and groups at greater risk and vulnerability.

75 UNGA: Remarks by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba, at the meeting of the organization and election of the bureau of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization. 18 February 2021

Madam Chair,

I wish to thank Ms. Rosemary DiCarlo, Under-Secretary-General for Political and Peacebuilding Affairs, for her presence at this important meeting of the Committee on Decolonization, and through her, the Secretary-General for his unequivocal support for the decolonization process and the work of this Committee.

75 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at the Open Debate of the Security Council on "Maintenance of international peace and security: implementation of resolution 2532". New York, 17 February 2021

Mr. President;

Seven months after the Security Council adopted resolution 2532 (2020), the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a global challenge that has sparked a crisis of manifold and ravaging effects, not only for health, but also for the economy, trade and our societies at large.

75 AGNU Statement by the Cuban delegation at the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization. New York, 16 February 2021

Mr. Chairman,

The delegation of Cuba congratulates the members of the Bureau and extends its support for the successful conduct of this session of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization.

We appreciate the Secretariat's work in preparing the documentation and supporting the delegations, as well as the publication of Report A/75/33 of the Committee.

The delegation of Cuba associates itself with the statement delivered by the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of NAM.

75 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at Intergovernmental negotiations on Security Council reform. Items: Categories of Membership and the Question of the Veto. New York, 16 February, 2021

Co-Chairs,

We appreciate the convening of this meeting to address two of the five key issues of the Security Council reform, namely “the categories of membership” and “the question of the veto”.

A few weeks ago, we held the first meeting of Intergovernmental Negotiations on Security Council Reform in this session. The high level of participation in that meeting showed the significance that Member States attach to this matter, and the willingness to discuss it as the only way to reach consensus.

75 UNGA: Intervention of Cuba at UN-Women Executive Board. First Regular Session 2021. New York, February 15, 2021

At the outset, I would like to reiterate our appreciation to UN-Women for the efforts throughout these challenging times. UN-Women has been a strong voice for addressing the socio-economic consequences of COVID-19 on the life of women and girls around the world, and the integration of a gender perspective in the response to and recovery from the pandemic.

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