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Speech by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta at the High-Level Meeting of the UN General Assembly to commemorate and promote the International Day against Nuclear Tests. New York, 8 September 2021.

Mr. President,

We align ourselves with the statement pronounced by Mexico on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

The importance of holding this high-level meeting is reinforced in light of the continuous modernization and expansion of nuclear arsenals, in a context in which the millions of dollars of resources devoted to this field must be redirected to efforts to address the current global crisis, exacerbated by COVID-19 and affecting every sphere of life.

75 AGNU: Statement by Cuba at the Session of the Committee on Decolonization. Item: Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations. New York, 14 June 2021.

Madam Chair,

Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations establishes that Member States which have or assume responsibilities for the administration of territories whose peoples have not yet attained a full measure of self-government, must transmit regularly to the Secretary-General information on the economic and social conditions in the territories for which they are respectively responsible.

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.

74 UNGA: Remarks by Cuba at Intergovernmental negotiations on the question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council. New York, 13 February 2020

Co-Chairs,

First of all, we would like to extend our congratulations to the distinguished Ambassadors of Poland and the United Arab Emirates on their appointment as co-chairs of the intergovernmental negotiation process for the reform of the Security Council at the 74th session. The delegation of Cuba wishes them every success in their work, for which they count on our support.

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 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.

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