In June 2021, for 29th consecutive time, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) voted overwhelmingly (184 in favour, 3 abstentions, and 2 against) against the immoral U.S. blockade on Cuba. On November 2 and 3, 2022, the UNGA will vote again and as expressed by Ike Nahem, lead Cuba solidarity organizer in New York, "this will be the 30th consecutive vote in which the world community will once again overwhelmingly condemn the cruel and unjust U.S. blockade against Cuba!"
The 24-hour global virtual picket concludes a week of action with over 30 events and actions across North America demanding an end to the U.S. blockade on Cuba, coordinated by over 100 organizations under the banner of ‘UN Vote 4 Cuba’. “This global virtual picket brings together voices from around the world, joined in demanding the U.S end the over 60-year inhuman policy against Cuba. The time for President Biden to take action is now!” declared Tamara Hansen, an organizer with the International U.S.-Cuba Normalization Conference Committee, which is based in the U.S. and Canada.
“The Trump administration imposed 243 new measures on the blockade of Cuba, which the current U.S. President Biden has maintained. The tightening of the blockade has been deliberate and exceptionally cruel during the pandemic, to severely limit access to essential medicines and medical equipment, along with construction supplies, food, fuel, and other necessities,” expressed Alison Bodine, an organizer with the International U.S.-Cuba Normalization Conference Committee.
The 24-hour picket action will feature speakers, music, and documentary films from around the world discussing the impact of the U.S. blockade on Cuba and calling on U.S. President Biden to immediately end the blockade.