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75 UNGA: Statement by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations First regular session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board UNFPA Segment. New York, 3 February 2021

Madam President,

Esteemed Natalia Kanem, Executive Director,

Dear members of the Executive Board and other delegations,

We thank the UNFPA Executive Director for her relevant and substantive statement and the members of the Bureau for the preparations and documentation submitted for this session.

75 UNGA: Statement by H.E. Mr. Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN. First regular session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board UNDP Segment. New York, 2 February 2021

Madam President,

Esteemed Mr. Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator,

Distinguished members of the Executive Board and other delegations,

We thank Administrator Steiner for his substantive and comprehensive statement and the members of the Bureau and the Secretariat for the preparations and documentation submitted for this session.

75 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at UN General Assembly Plenary Meeting. Item 115: Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Organization. New York, 28 January 2021

Mr. President,

We take this opportunity to recognize His Excellency, Mr. Volkan Bozkir, President of the General Assembly, for his determination and dedicated effort in maintaining the work of the General Assembly under such adverse conditions.

75 UNGA: STATEMENT BY CUBA AT THE SECURITY COUNCIL OPEN DEBATE ON THE SITUATION IN THE MIDDLE EAST, INCLUDING THE PALESTINIAN QUESTION, NEW YORK, 26 JANUARY 2021.         

Mr. President,

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

In this first 2021 open debate on the situation in the Middle East, we reiterate the condemnation of the attacks launched against Aden Airport, last December 30th, which resulted in the death of over thirty civilians and injures to dozens of other people. We express our heartfelt sympathies to the families and closed relatives of the victims.

75 UNGA: Statement by H.E. Mr. Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, at the debate on agenda item 15 “Culture of Peace”. New York, 1st December 2020

Mr. President,

The year that is ending has been marked by the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which adds new challenges and complicates others that already existed for the international community.

Most eloquently, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the unjust nature of the international order in which we live, which multiplies the privileges of rich countries and perpetuates the shortcomings of the poor.

75 UNGA: Statement by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations. Consideration of Item “Report of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)”. New York. 11 November 2020

Mr. Chairman,

We appreciate the presentation of the 2019 IAEA Annual Report and draft resolution A/75/L.9.

We wish to begin by acknowledging the efforts made by the Agency in support of its Member States in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. We highlight the leadership and organizational resilience of the Technical Secretariat in the midst of the pandemic. Cuba also recognizes and supports its important work and its contribution to peace and sustainable development.

Mr. Chairman,

75 UNGA: Statement by the delegation of Cuba under Item 89 "Protection of persons in the event of disasters”. New York, November 11, 2020

Mr. Chairman,

       Cuba reaffirms its endorsement of the efforts made by the International Law Commission to improve the protection of persons affected by disasters.

         We thank the Secretary-General for the presentation of his report A/75/214, to which Cuba contributed with its commentaries relating to the draft articles drawn up by the Committee.

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