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71 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Environment, at the UN Ocean Conference.

Distinguished Mr. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations,

Ministers, Heads of Delegations,

Delegates,

We attend this Conference with the satisfaction to appreciate that the concern for the health of our oceans and seas has succeeded in convening us here in order to strengthen the unity of action and support for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 14, aimed at "preserving and using, in a sustainable way, the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development¨.

71 UNGA: Cuba at the third and last session of the open-ended working group on the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to disarmament.

Mr. Chairman,

The delegation of Cuba appreciates and acknowledges your efforts as Chairman of this Open-Ended Working Group with a mandate to review the objectives and agenda, including the possible establishment of the Preparatory Committee of the fourth special session of the General Assembly devoted to Disarmament.

71 UNGA: Cuba at the High-level Event to Mark the Tenth Anniversary of the Adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Mr. Chairman,

My delegation appreciates the convening of this important meeting to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, which was a historic victory in the struggle of these peoples to gain recognition of their ancestral rights.

We appreciate and commend the presence of the fraternal President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Evo Morales, and his encouraging and committed address.

71 UNGA: Statement of the Cuban Delegation at the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba supports the statement by the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of NAM and the statement by El Salvador on behalf of CELAC.

The Cuban Delegation appreciates the presentation of the Secretary-General’s Reports, and resolutely supports the work of the Special Committee on the Charter and its agenda. We are pleased to have worked jointly with the chairmanship of the Committee and with Member States in order to foster the fulfillment of the mandate of General Assembly Resolution 3349 (XXIX), which gave rise to this Committee.

71 AGNU: Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations addresses High-Level Dialogue “Building Sustainable Peace for All”.

Mr. Chairman,

We would like to thank you for having convened this high-level dialogue.

Achieving peace remains a challenge for the international community. Stable and sustainable peace for all can only be achieved through strict respect for the Charter of the United Nations, especially, respect for the principles of sovereign equality, territorial integrity and political independence of States.

71 AGNU: Intervención de la delegación de Cuba en el Debate General de la Asamblea General sobre el Tema 11. El deporte para el desarrollo y la paz.

El deporte como medio de promover la educación, la salud, el desarrollo y la paz.

Señor Presidente:

Agradecemos el informe presentado por el Secretario General en el cual recoge un análisis de las acciones realizadas durante el período por el Sistema de Naciones Unidas para la promoción del deporte en aras del desarrollo sostenible y la paz.

Consideramos que las iniciativas llevadas a cabo han sido positivas y reflejan una vez más que el deporte constituye una excelente herramienta para promover la integración, inclusión social  y el desarrollo.

71 AGNU: Cuba At the General Debate on item "Report of the Human Rights Council."

Mr. Chairman,

The emergence of the Human Rights Council resulted from the need to address double standards, political confrontation and manipulation of the former Human Rights Commission. The negative practices that discredited the Commission, which are strongly rejected by Cuba, should be re-edited within this organ.

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