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75 UNGA: Statement by Cuba, on behalf of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States (GRULAC) at the UNGA plenary meeting to pay tribute to Jovenel Moïse, President of Haiti. New York, July 14, 2021

Mr. President, I have the honor to take the floor on behalf of the Group of Latin American and Caribbean States (GRULAC). We thank you for convening this solemn session of the General Assembly to pay tribute to the late President of Haiti, His Excellency Mr. Jovenel Moïse, who was assassinated at his residence in Port-au-Prince, on 7 July 2021.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to his loved ones, to the Haitian people and government, while reiterating our full support and solidarity at this time with Haiti, a member of the GRULAC family.

75 UNGA: Statement by the Cuban delegation at the official launch of the Group of friends in defense of the Charter. New York, 6 July 2021

Mrs. Maria Luisa Ribeiro, Chef de Cabinet to the Secretary-General

Mr. Farrukh Khan, Chef de Cabinet to the President of the 75th session of the General Assembly

Dear Ambassadors,

I am pleased to address you at the launch of this Group of Friends in Defense of the Charter of the United Nations, which 75 years after its founding continues to be the main bulwark of the multilateral system and the most important guarantor of international peace and security.

75 UNGA: Statement by Ana Teresita González Fraga, First Deputy Minister of foreign trade and investment of Cuba, at the Un High-Level Meeting on middle-income countries. New York, 2 July 2021.

Six years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, there is still a deep gap between the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals and international commitments to support their implementation.

In a complex global political, social and economic context, exacerbated by the aftermath of COVID-19, access to external financing, special and differential treatment in trade matters and international cooperation are crucial for middle-income countries.

75 UNGA: Intervention at Second United Nations High-Level conference of heads of counter-terrorism agencies of member states. New York, 28 June 2021

Dear Mr. Voronkov and guests attending this event,

We congratulate you and your team for the work carried out at the helm of the United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism, and we take this opportunity to extend my country's support to your leadership.

75 AGNU: Statement by Cuba at the Session of the Committee on Decolonization. Item: Information from Non-Self-Governing Territories transmitted under Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations. New York, 14 June 2021.

Madam Chair,

Article 73 e of the Charter of the United Nations establishes that Member States which have or assume responsibilities for the administration of territories whose peoples have not yet attained a full measure of self-government, must transmit regularly to the Secretary-General information on the economic and social conditions in the territories for which they are respectively responsible.

75 UNGA: Statement BY Cuba upon presentation of the Annual Report of the Security Council. New York, 11 June 2021

Mr. President,

We appreciate the convening of this meeting to discuss the Security Council Annual Report to the General Assembly of 2020, contained in document A/75/2.

The relevance of the Security Council, as an organ mandated by the Charter of the United Nations for the maintenance of international peace and security, requires that the presentation of its annual reports cease to be a formal and uncritical exercise.

75 UNGA: Statement by Dr. José Ángel Portal Miranda, Minister of Public Health of Cuba at the High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS. New York, 9 June 2021.

Mr. President,

Twenty years after the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, inequalities in access to health not only persist, but in many nations they are increasing. This unjust scenario has been compounded by the negative impact of COVID-19, which affects the implementation of the global targets of the 2030 Agenda and imposes restrictions on their full achievement.

75 UNGA: Statement by Pedro L. Pedroso Cuesta, permanent representative of Cuba to the United Nations at the Joint debate of Item 37 “The situation in the Middle East” and 38 “Question of Palestine”. New York, 20 May 2021

Mr. President,

The delegation of Cuba wishes to thank you for your decision to convene this plenary meeting for the joint debate of items 37 “The situation in the Middle East” and 38 “Question of Palestine”, after the request of the delegations of Niger and Algeria, in their capacities as Chair of the Organization of the Islamic Conference and Chair of the Arab Group, respectively, as well as that of the Chair of the Coordinating Bureau of the Non-Aligned Movement.

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