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72 UNGA: Statement delivered by H.E. Mr. Abelardo Moreno, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Cuba at the High-Level Meeting on Cultural Diversity and Human Rights of the Non-Aligned Movement. New York, November 30, 2017.

Mr. Chairman, H. E. Mr. Jorge Arreaza, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela,

Cuba is grateful for the convening and holding of this meeting on such an important and sensitive issue for a group as culturally diverse as the Non-Aligned Movement.

Cultural diversity as the common heritage of humanity must be valued and preserved for the benefit of all. Promoting respect for culture, history, different religions and the distinctiveness of each nation is our duty and our right.

72 UNGA: Address of Cuba at the ECOSOC Meeting on “Aftermath of recent hurricanes and earthquakes: Achieving a risk-informed and resilient 2030 Agenda”. New York, October 24, 2017.

Madam President,

We welcome the convening of this meeting and reiterate Cuba's sincere condolences on the recent natural disasters that have hardly hit several regions of the planet.

The increasingly devastating and frequent impact of natural disasters confirms that climate change is a threat to the survival of humankind and the sustainable development of peoples.

71 UNGA: Cuba at the general debate of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba endorses the statements by the distinguished delegations of Ecuador on behalf of the Group of 77 and China, by the delegation of El Salvador on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and of AOSIS, on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States.

71 UNGA: Cuba at General Debate of the Eight Working Session of the Open-Ended Working Group on Aging.

Mr. Chairman,

My delegation attaches great importance to the discussion of the issue of population aging in the United Nations, and to the role played by this Working Group since its inception.

Cuba will be one of the two countries in Latin America and the Caribbean with the largest aging population in the near future; for this reason, our country has given priority to elderly care and carries out a multidisciplinary and intersectoral work to guarantee the quality of life of this sector of the population.

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