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75 UNGA: Statement by Dr. José Ángel Portal Miranda, Minister of Public Health of Cuba at the High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS. New York, 9 June 2021.

Mr. President,

Twenty years after the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, inequalities in access to health not only persist, but in many nations they are increasing. This unjust scenario has been compounded by the negative impact of COVID-19, which affects the implementation of the global targets of the 2030 Agenda and imposes restrictions on their full achievement.

75 UNGA: Statement by Pedro L. Pedroso Cuesta, permanent representative of Cuba to the United Nations at the Joint debate of Item 37 “The situation in the Middle East” and 38 “Question of Palestine”. New York, 20 May 2021

Mr. President,

The delegation of Cuba wishes to thank you for your decision to convene this plenary meeting for the joint debate of items 37 “The situation in the Middle East” and 38 “Question of Palestine”, after the request of the delegations of Niger and Algeria, in their capacities as Chair of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and Chair of the Arab Group, respectively, as well as that of the Chair of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement.

75 UNGA: Statement by the delegation of Cuba at the second resumed session of the Fifth Committee agenda item 143 “Improving the financial situation of the United Nations”. New York, 14 May 2021

Mr. Chairman,

We thank Mrs. Catherine Pollard, Under-Secretary-General for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance, for her presentation updating us on the financial situation of the Organization. We also thank the Division on Contributions for its continued support to Member States.

My delegation associates itself with the statement delivered by the Republic of Guinea on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.

Mr. Chairman,

75 UNGA; Statement by Cuba at the UN Security Council Open debate “Maintenance of international peace and security: upholding multilateralism and the united nations-centered international system”. New York, 7 May 2021.

Mr. President,

We endorse the statement delivered by the delegation of Azerbaijan on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

We thank the People's Republic of China for holding this open debate, which is more than opportune in an international context that imposes the strengthening of multilateralism, full respect for the purposes and principles of the UN Charter and international law, as well as cooperation and solidarity to jointly face the numerous challenges of our time.

75 UNGA: Statement by the delegation of Cuba at the 20th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. New York, 27 April 2021

Statement by the delegation of Cuba at the 20th session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, on agenda item 4 “Implementation of the six mandate areas of the Permanent Forum, with reference to the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples”

Mr. Chairman,

We recognize the work that the Permanent Forum has carried out in its twenty years of existence in the six areas of its mandate, to examine indigenous issues in a comprehensive manner.

75 UNGA: Statement by the delegation of Cuba at the general debate of the 43rd session of the Committee on Information. New York, 26 April 2021

Mr. Chairman,

First and foremost, allow me to express our congratulations on your appointment as Chairman of the Committee, which I extend to the distinguished elected members of the Board. I reiterate our best wishes for their success in performing their duties.

We also wish to thank the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Morocco, for the active work over the last two years as Chairman of the Committee and the outgoing board members.

75 UNGA: Statement by Ambassador Pedro L. Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Security Council Open Debate on “Protection of civilians in armed conflict: indispensable civilian objects”. New York, 27 April 2021.

Mr. President,

Mankind is facing a complex scenario and colossal challenges. International peace and security are threatened by the increase in conflicts and unconventional warfare, while the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a crisis with manifold and devastating effects that transcend the area of health and affect economy, trade and our societies in general.

75 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban delegation at the general discussion of the 11th session of the United Nations. Open-ended Working Group on Ageing. New York, 29 March 2021

Madam Chair,

The work of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing is of great significance for Cuba. Population ageing is one of the most complex socio-demographic challenges facing our country.

Thanks to the work of the Revolution in favor of the health and well-being of its population´s, today life expectancy in Cuba is 78.45 years; and by 2030, 30 percent of our population is expected to be 60 years old or older.

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