PRESS RELEASE Cuba participates in the High Level Segment of the 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council
Cuba participates in the High Level Segment of the 31st regular session of the Human Rights Council
Geneva, March 2, 2016. The Director General of Multilateral Affairs and International Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Pedro Núñez Mosquera, highlighted Cuba's achievements on human rights and the commitment to genuine international cooperation, based on the indivisibility of human rights, non-selectivity and non-politicization, while speaking at the High Level Segment of the 31st session of the Human Rights Council, held in Geneva.
Núñez Mosquera emphasized the need to banish political manipulation and double standards from this body that threw down its predecessor, the defunct Commission on Human Rights. He also claimed the full realization of the right to development, which remains an illusion for hundreds of millions of people in the world although 30 years ago a Declaration on the matter was approved.
The Cuban diplomat demanded to proceed without delay to end the United States economic, commercial and financial blockade against Cuba, which is the main violation of human rights of all Cubans and remains intact.
Recalling the attendants that Cuba aspires to be reelected to the Human Rights Council in the fall elections this year in the framework of the United Nations General Assembly, he renewed the commitment of the Island with the struggle for a world of justice, freedom and equality for all.
This event, held from February 29 to March 2, gathers at the first session of the year of the Human Rights Council, presidents, deputy prime ministers, ministers and other dignitaries and senior representatives of the United Nations Member States.
Permanent Mission of Cuba in Geneva