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76 UNGA: Statement by Yusnier Romero Puentes, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the UN. Plenary of the UN General Assembly. Item 124: Strengthening of the United Nations System. Report of the Secretary-General “Our Common Agenda". NY, 11 Oct 2021

Mr. President,

We take this opportunity to congratulate His Excellency, Mr. Abdulla Shahid, on his election as President of the General Assembly at its seventy-sixth session, for which he can count on the full support of my delegation.

We take note of the Secretary-General’s report entitled “Our Common Agenda”, and his presentation at the plenary meeting on 10 September.

Statement of Cuba to the United Nations. Second session of UNICEF Executive Board. 7 September 2021

Mr. President,

Esteemed Henrietta Fore, UNICEF Executive Director, distinguished members of the Executive Board and other delegations,

We thank the Executive Director for her comprehensive presentation, and the members of the Bureau and the Secretariat for the preparations for this session. I would like to take this opportunity to express our appreciation to Ms. Fore for her service over the years at the helm of UNICEF in improving the lives of children around the world. I extend to her our best wishes.

Statement by H.E. Mr. Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations. Second session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board. UNFPA Segment. 31 August 2021

Madam President,

Esteemed Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director, distinguished members of the Executive Board and other delegations,

We thank the Executive Director for her comprehensive presentation, and the members of the Bureau and the Secretariat for the preparations for this session.

Statement by H.E. Mr. Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations. Second session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board. UNDP Segment. 30 August 2021

Madam President,

Esteemed Achim Steiner, UNDP Administrator, distinguished members of the Executive Board and other delegations,

We thank Administrator Steiner for his comprehensive presentation and the members of the Bureau and the Secretariat for the preparations for this session.

We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the results achieved by UNDP in support of my country's national development efforts and in addressing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Statement by Ambassador Pedro L. Pedroso Cuesta, Permanent Representative of Cuba, at the extraordinary meeting of the COB-NAM regarding the events of 11 July 2021. New York, 21 July 2021

At the outset, allow me to thank the Chair of the Coordinating Bureau for convening this meeting, to address a matter of the utmost importance for Cuba. I would also like to thank the participation of the members of the Movement, as well as the many messages of solidarity with Cuba and the Cuban government in this juncture.

75 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban delegation at the official launch of the Group of friends in defense of the Charter. New York, 6 July 2021

Mrs. Maria Luisa Ribeiro, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General

Mr. Farrukh Khan, Chef de Cabinet to the President of the 75th session of the General Assembly

Dear Ambassadors,

I am pleased to address you at the launch of this Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations, which 75 years after its founding continues to be the main bulwark of the multilateral system and the most important guarantor of international peace and security.

75 UNGA: Statement by Ana Teresita González Fraga, First Deputy Minister of foreign trade and investment of Cuba, at the Un High-Level Meeting on middle-income countries. New York, 2 July 2021.

Six years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, there is still a deep gap between the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals and international commitments to support their implementation.

In a complex global political, social and economic context, exacerbated by the aftermath of COVID-19, access to external financing, special and differential treatment in trade matters and international cooperation are crucial for middle-income countries.

75 UNGA: Intervention at Second United Nations High-Level conference of heads of counter-terrorism agencies of member states. New York, 28 June 2021

Dear Mr. Voronkov and guests attending this event,

We congratulate you and your team for the work carried out at the helm of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, and we take this opportunity to extend my country's support to your leadership.

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.

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