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72 UNGA: Address of Cuba at the ECOSOC Meeting on “Aftermath of recent hurricanes and earthquakes: Achieving a risk-informed and resilient 2030 Agenda”. New York, October 24, 2017.

Madam President,

We welcome the convening of this meeting and reiterate Cuba's sincere condolences on the recent natural disasters that have hardly hit several regions of the planet.

The increasingly devastating and frequent impact of natural disasters confirms that climate change is a threat to the survival of humankind and the sustainable development of peoples.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Delegation of the Republic of Cuba At the Thematic Debate on "Regional Disarmament and Security". First Committee. New York, 24 October 2017

Mr. Chairman,

My delegation endorses the statement by the Non-Aligned Movement.

Cuba is proud to belong to the region whose leaders, in an unprecedented event, formally proclaimed it as a Zone of Peace at the Second Summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) held in Havana, in order to banish once and for all the use and threat to use force in our region.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Delegation of the Republic of Cuba at the Thematic Debate on "Other disarmament measures and international security". First Committee. New York, October 24, 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

The international community must take concrete and urgent measures to ensure that the resources currently earmarked for military purposes are reoriented towards activities generating economic and social development and a life of dignity for all human beings. This would contribute to the maintenance of international peace and security.

72 UNGA: Statement of Cuba at the Thematic Debate on conventional weapons. First committee. New York, 20 October 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

We fully support the statement delivered by Indonesia on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement.

While 700 million people in the world are extremely poor; 815 million human beings suffer from chronic hunger; 5 million children die in one year from preventable or curable diseases and 758 million adults are illiterate; the major arms producers develop increasingly sophisticated and deadly conventional weapons, thus raising world military expenditures to 1.7 trillion dollars and undermining international stability, security and peace.

72 UNGA: Statement by H.E. Ambassador Anayansi Rodríguez Camejo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Cuba to the United Nations. General Debate of the Fourth Committee on Questions Related to Information 20 October 2017.

 

Mr. President,

My delegation endorses the statement delivered by the delegations of El Salvador and Ecuador on behalf of the Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) and the Group of 77 and China, respectively.

We seize the opportunity to welcome Ms.Alison Smale, Under-Secretary-General for Global Communication, wishing her success with her new role.

Mr. President,

The so called Information Society has demonstrated the importance of this resource as a strategic and key factor for development.

72 UNGA: Statement by Cuban delegation at the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights. Third Committee, New York, 18 October 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

My delegation would like to thank Mr. Idriss Jazairy for the presentation of his oral report which expands the one presented to the Human Rights Council. We reiterate the importance of his mandate and our support.

Cuba, whose people have suffered an economic, commercial and financial blockade for more than 55 years, is well aware of the damages caused by unilateral coercive measures.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Republic of Cuba. Thematic Debate on “Outer Space”. First Committee.. New York, 17 October 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

The exploration and use of outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, must be carried out for the benefit and in the interests of all countries, and is incumbent upon all mankind.

In that context, Cuba expresses concern about the threat in the face of an arms race in outer space, the continued development and improvement of space weapons, the existence of war material in space, including military satellites.

We reiterate that outer space cannot become a battlefield.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Republic of Cuba at Thematic Debate on "Other Weapons of Mass Destruction", First Committee. New York, 16 October 2017

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba supports and strictly complies with the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention and the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.

Our country does not possess and does not intend to possess any kind of weapons of mass destruction and strongly supports the complete prohibition and the total elimination, in a transparent, verifiable and irreversible manner, of such weapons.

Cuba firmly rejects the use of any weapon of mass destruction by any actor and under any circumstances.

72 UNGA: Statement by Cuba Item 72: Promotion and protection of human rights. a) Human rights instruments. d) Comprehensive implementation of and follow-up to the Vienna Declaration and Programme of Action. New York, 13 October 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

We thank the Secretariat for its reports under item 72 a): human rights instruments.

Cuba reiterates its willingness to cooperate with all United Nations human rights bodies and institutions that are universally applicable and non-discriminatory in nature, based on the provisions set out in General Assembly resolution 68/268, which established guidelines aimed at strengthening and improving the functioning of the treaty body system. This does not imply the establishment of new mechanisms that exceed the provisions governing the standard itself.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Delegation of Cuba on Item 138: "Improving the Financial Situation of the United Nations" Main Session of the Fifth Committee. New York, October 13, 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

I would like to thank Ms. Jan Beagle, Under-Secretary-General for Management, for her presentation on the financial situation of the Organization. We would also like to thank Mr. Lionel Berridge and the Contribution Department for the continuous support offered to Member States on the issue at hand today.

My delegation endorses the statement by Ecuador on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.

Mr. Chairman,

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