Permanent Mission to UN

Press Release.United Nations Commission on the Status of Women confirms rejection of unilateral measures such as the U.S. Blockade against Cuba.

New York. In the morning of March 22nd, rejection of commercial, economic and financial unilateral measures contrary to International Law and the Charter of the United Nations was ratified one more time within the United Nations framework. The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) urged to reject of and to refrain from enacting such measures in the final document adopted by consensus at the recently concluded 58th Session.

The text adopted by the Commission as Agreed Conclusions took the analysis of the challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls. In this context, the said Body established that the implementation and enactment of economic, commercial and financial unilateral measures hinder the full attainment of economic and social development, especially in developing countries. This statement reiterates the condemnation to policies like the genocidal blockade imposed by the United States on the Cuban people, which has been overwhelmingly rejected by members of the United Nations for more than two decades.

The Commission on the Status of Women is the main intergovernmental body exclusively devoted to promote gender equality and women empowerment. The Commission plays a critical role in fostering the rights of women and girls, for it assesses the reality women and girls live in around the world; makes international norms in terms of gender equality and promotes policies and programmes aimed at empowering women.

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