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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,

72 UNGA: Statement by the Delegation of Cuba at the Segment on Information and Communication Technologies for Development (Item 17). New York, October 13, 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba endorses the statements by Ecuador on behalf of the Group of 77 and China; by El Salvador on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC); and by the Maldives on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States.

We thank the Secretary-General for his report on the item under discussion.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Delegation of Cuba at the Debate on Item 70 A): “Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Third Committee. New York, October 12, 2017.

Madam Chair,

Cuba endorses the statement made by El Salvador on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC).

Indigenous peoples have historically been subjected to serious violations of their rights, to brutal discrimination practices, plundering of resources and genocide.

72 UNGA: Statement by Cuba at the Thematic Debate on Nuclear Weapons, First Committee. New York, 12 October 2017 .

Mr. Chairman,

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

Cuba expresses its deep concern for the existence of nuclear weapons.

The intentional or accidental detonation of a small fraction of the nearly 15,000 existing nuclear weapons would have disastrous consequences for our planet and the future of humanity.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Delegation of Cuba under Topic 136: Proposed Program Budget for the 2018-2019 Biennium, main session of the Fifth Committee at the 72 Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. New York, October 11, 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

Allow me to congratulate you and the other members of the Bureau on your election to conduct the work of the Committee at this session. We trust that your guide will enable us to achieve our goals.

We thank the Secretary-General for his presentation, as well as Mr. Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Chairman of the Advisory Committee, for the introduction of the introduction of the corresponding report.

Our delegation associates itself with the speech delivered by Ecuador on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.

Mr. Chairman,

72 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban Delegation at the Segment on Eradication of Poverty and other Development Issues, Item 24, Second Committee. New York, 11 October 2017

Mr. Chairman,

Cuba endorses the statement delivered by Ecuador on behalf of the Group of 77 and China; El Salvador on behalf of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC); and Maldives on behalf of the Alliance of Small Island Developing States.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Delegation of Cuba on Agenda Item 85, Scope and Application of the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction, New York, 11 October 2017

Mr. Chairman,

Our delegation endorses the statement by the Islamic Republic of Iran on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement and aligns itself with the statement of El Salvador on behalf of CELAC. We note the Report of the Secretary-General, prepared on the basis of the remarks and observations made by governments contained in document A / 72/112.

72 UNGA: Statement by the Delegation of Cuba under Topic 136: Proposed Program Budget for the 2018-2019 Biennium, main session of the Fifth Committee at the 72 Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations. New York, October 11, 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

Allow me to congratulate you and the other members of the Bureau on your election to conduct the work of the Committee at this session. We trust that your guide will enable us to achieve our goals.

We thank the Secretary-General for his presentation, as well as Mr. Carlos Ruiz Massieu, Chairman of the Advisory Committee, for the introduction of the introduction of the corresponding report.

Our delegation associates itself with the speech delivered by Ecuador on behalf of the Group of 77 and China.

Mr. Chairman,

72 UNGA: Statement by the Delegation of Cuba on Item 69: “Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child”, Third Committee. New York, 10 October 2017.

Mr. Chairman,

My delegation endorses the statement of El Salvador on behalf of the Latin American and Caribbean States.

Cuba ratifies its support for the agreements of the World Summit for Children, including the need to allocate more resources to solve the problems that most affect children and adolescents.

While progress has been achieved in upholding the rights of boys and girls, regrettably these have been unequally distributed due to wealth divide and polarization between the North and the South.

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