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(21 April/2016) Cuba calls for world peace and development
Thursday, April 21, 2016

New York, 21 April 2016. “There can be neither peace without development, nor development without peace. We need, without further delay, a just and equitable international system of economic relations that eradicates inequalities among and within countries, and removes the deep gaps separating developing states from developed ones”, stressed the Cuban Minister of Justice, H.E. María Esther Reus González, before the UN General Assembly at the High-Level Debate on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  

In this sense, the Minister noted that Industrialized countries should accept their historical debt and exercise the principle of «common but differentiated responsibilities » and highlighted that Cuba prepares to contribute to the overall compliance of 2030 Agenda, throughout a national mechanism coordinating the work of national institutions, the civil society and the Cuban academy, in order to implement the goals and targets agreed upon by our leaders at the September Summit.

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(20 April/2016) Cuba for a better world.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

 

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(20 April/2016) Cuba reiterates its absolute commitment to achieving societies free of illicit drugs.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016

New York, 20 April 2016. “The scourge of drugs extends to all geographic regions, and generates and reproduces cycles of poverty, violence, various criminal behaviors, social exclusion and delicate health situations”, pointed out the Cuban Minister of Justice, H.E. Mrs. Maria Esther Reus Gonzáles at the Special Session of the United Nations General Assembly on the World Drug Problem, at the time she noted that there are experiences proving that an effective battle against drugs is possible when comprehensive, preventive and educational policies are developed, implemented and conducted by the State.   

Before this forum, the Minister highlighted that the Cuban Revolution, without plenty of resources and under a fierce economic, commercial and financial blockade, has been successful in countering drugs due to the firm political will of its government and the support of its people.

The Cuban Minister concluded by reiterating Cuba’s absolute commitment to achieving societies free of illicit drugs, a vital element to achieve sustainable development and the welfare of our peoples.

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(18 April/2016) “The historical debt with the Palestinian people is enormous and should be settled”.
Monday, April 18, 2016

New York, 18 April 2016. “It is not morally permissible that the Security Council continues to evade the responsibility entrusted to it by the UN Charter for the maintenance of international peace and security, as regards this conflict”, highlighted today Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, within the framework of the UN Security Council, when firmly criticizing the impossibility of this Organ to adopt any resolution demanding Israel to put an end to its aggressive policies and colonizing practices against the Palestinian people, in flagrant and deliberate violation of International Law and International Humanitarian Law.

 In this line, the Cuban diplomat demanded full UN membership for Palestine, the cease of violations of Syria’s sovereignty, as well as, the promotion by the Council of a comprehensive, just and lasting solution to the conflicts in the Middle East, which decisively contributes to guaranteeing progress and wellbeing of all the peoples in the region.

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(14 Abril/2016) “Cuba reiterates its commitment in the struggle against international terrorism”.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

 

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(14 Abril/2016) “Cuba for a sustainable, prosperous and lasting development”.
Thursday, April 14, 2016

New York, 14 April 2016. “Population dynamics is a global responsibility, as it brings along changes that impact beyond national frontiers. The challenge of eliminating poverty and promoting sustainable development in 2030, guaranteeing at the same time environmental sustainability, is closely related to population patterns and tendencies”, stated today the Director of the Center of Population and Development Studies of the National Information and Statistics Office and the National Population and Housing Census, Mr. Juan Carlos Alfonso Fraga, within the framework of the 49th session of the UN Commission of Population and Development.

In this forum, the representative of Cuba noted the importance of life-long strengthening of the human capital with particular approach to health and, sexual and reproductive rights; education, including comprehensive sexual education, as well as, rights, non-discrimination, equal opportunities, empowerment of women and youth participation. He highlighted that the Cuban State, in order to reach sustainable development in the coming 15 years, takes care of the challenges imposed by population ageing as a main demographic challenge, in line with the aim of constructing prosperous and sustainable socialism which includes, among other actions, the increase of fecundity and the improvement of conditions and quality of life for the elderly.


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(13 April/2016) “Cuba for a just, equitative and inclusive world, with people at the core of sustainable development”.
Wednesday, April 13, 2016

New York, 13 April 2016. “Cuba has achieved demographic, educational and health indicators similar and, in some cases, higher than those of developed countries despite the economic, commercial and financial US blockade imposed on our country for more than half a century and the difficulties it has brought about”, stated today Mr. Juan Carlos Alfonso Fraga, representative of Cuba to the 49th session of the UN Commission of Population and Development and Director of the Center of Population and Development Studies of the National Information and Statistics Office and the National Population and Housing Census.

Within this forum, the Cuban representative described the implementation of economic and social policies by the Cuban Government aimed at guaranteeing citizens’ wellbeing, full employment and social protection, equal distribution of economic outcomes and basic needs coverage.

While calling upon States’ political commitment, as key element to the full enjoyment of people’s rights and leading role within society, he highlighted that Cuba will keep national efforts to share its successful experiences with other countries, throughout cooperation and solidarity programs. 

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(6 April /2016) “Cuba adheres to the Convention on Cluster Munitions".
Wednesday, April 6, 2016

 

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(5 April/2016) “Cuba demands nuclear disarmament for the very survival of the human race”.
Tuesday, April 5, 2016

New York, 5 April 2016. During the opening session of the UN Disarmament Commission, the Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, called upon the irreversible, transparent and verifiable elimination and prohibition of nuclear weapons. Hence, she urged nuclear-weapon States to promptly advance in the accomplishment of their commitments for the total elimination of their nuclear arsenals in order to reach the priority goal of nuclear disarmament.

After opposing the streamlining and modernization of the existent nuclear weapons and the development of new sorts, for being inconsistent with nuclear disarmament obligations, the Cuban diplomat highlighted the honor and pride of the Cuban people and Government not only for belonging to the first nuclear-weapon-free densely populated area but also to one in Latin America and the Caribbean which has been declared ‘Zone of Peace’.

 

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(29 March/2016) “Cuba offers great importance to the abolition of trasatlantic slave trade”.
Tuesday, March 29, 2016

 New York, 29 March 2016. “The Cuban people is very proud of its African roots, which are present in our idiosyncrasy and our cultural manifestations”, pointed out Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, while referring to the identity of the Cuban nation within the framework of the Commemorative meeting on the occasion of the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, celebrated today at the UN headquarters.

Within this forum, the Ambassador condemned the most serious crimes committed against humanity with the transatlantic slave trade, at the time she highlighted Cuba’s contributions to Africa’s emancipation: “….a continent all humanity will always be indebted to”. 

 

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