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73 UNGA: Statement by Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Cuba to the United Nations, upon presentation of the Annual Report of the Security Council. New York, 12 September 2019.

Mr. President,

Our delegation is grateful to you for convening this meeting to discuss the Annual Report of the Security Council to the General Assembly of 2018, contained in document A/73/2.

It is regrettable that, for the third consecutive time, the Security Council is late in discussing and adopting its annual report for its consideration by the General Assembly within the established time frame. 

73 UNGA: Statement by Cuba. First substantive session. Open-ended working group of UNGA on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security. New York, 9 September 2019.

Mr. President:

Cuba fully endorses the statement made by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

We welcome the celebration of this first substantive session of the Open-Ended Working Group of the General Assembly on developments in the field of information and telecommunications in the context of international security.

Mr. President:

73 UNGA: Statement of Cuba at the Special Session of the UNGA to mark the 25th Anniversary of the UN International Conference on Population and Development

Madam President,

The International Conference on Population and Development held in 1994 was a turning point in international debates on population. The implementation of the Cairo Programme of Action, the Montevideo Consensus and the 2030 Agenda provide avenues for solving the inequalities existing among countries and within our societies.

Statement by the Cuban Delegation at the Decolonization Committee. Topic: The question of the Malvinas Islands. New York, 25 June 2019.

Madam President:

On behalf of the delegation of Cuba, we welcome His Excellency Mr. Jorge Faurie, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the Argentine Republic, as well as the delegation of the Argentine Congress accompanying him on this occasion, to the Committee on Decolonization.

73 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban Delegation to the Special Committee on Decolonization Topic: Presentation of a draft resolution on the question of Puerto Rico, included in document A/AC.109/2019/L.9 New York, 24 June 2019.

Madam President:

Our delegation has the honor to submit to the Special Committee on Decolonization, on behalf of Cuba, Antigua and Barbuda, the Plurinational State of Bolivia, the Republic of Nicaragua, the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, the Syrian Arab Republic and the Russian Federation, the draft resolution on the Question of Puerto Rico, included in document A/AC.109/2019/L.9

We appreciate the large presence of Puerto Rican petitioners today, whose contributions are significant to the work of this Committee.  

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,

73 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban Delegation at the Meeting of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization. Topic:The Question of Western Sahara. New York, June 17, 2019.

Madam President,

It has been 56 years since the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization declared Western Sahara as a Non-Self-Governing Territory. In the last 23 years numerous resolutions of the General Assembly, the Security Council and the African Union have ratified the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people in line with United Nations resolution 1514 (XV) on the granting of Independence to colonial countries and peoples.

73 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban Delegation at the Meeting of the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization. Topic:The Question of Western Sahara. New York, June 17, 2019.

Madam President,

It has been 56 years since the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization declared Western Sahara as a Non-Self-Governing Territory. In the last 23 years numerous resolutions of the General Assembly, the Security Council and the African Union have ratified the right to self-determination of the Saharawi people in line with United Nations resolution 1514 (XV) on the granting of Independence to colonial countries and peoples.

73 UNGA: Statement by Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative, Chargé d´ Affaires Of Cuba to the United Nations. 2019 Annual Session of the UNICEF Executive Bureau. New York, 11 June 2019.

Mr. President,

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.

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