Cuba in UN

Medical assembly highlights Cuba’s contributions against Covid-19

Geneva, 24 May 2022. Cuba's contributions against the Covid-19 pandemic go beyond immunization as the country supported the fight against the coronavirus in 42 nations, Public Health Minister Jose Angel Portal said on Monday.

Speaking at the high-level segment of the 75th Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) in this Swiss city, the official added that this assistance took place amid constant actions to discredit and hinder Cuba’s medical cooperation.

Casa de las Americas hosts cultural colloquium on the Caribbean

Havana, 24 May 2022. The 8th International Colloquium "Cultural Diversity in the Caribbean" on Tuesday begins at Casa de las Americas in Havana, with keynote speeches and panels dedicated to the resilience and creation in scenarios of the Covid-19 pandemic.

From the Manuel Galich Hall of that institution, the event includes a study on cultural heritage, community scenarios associated with the global epidemiological crisis and the virtual space from eastern Cuba, by specialist Javier Lafita.

Cuba strengthens health cooperation with several nations

Geneva, 23 May 2022. The Cuban Minister of Health, José Ángel Portal, strengthened today in Geneva, Switzerland, cooperation ties with Kyrgyzstan and the Maldives Islands, after specifying that objective with other nations.

Through the social network Twitter, the head of this Caribbean island Ministry,reported on the exchange held with his Kyrgyz counterpart, Alymkadyr Beishenaliev, as well as with the Maldivian, Shah Abdulla Mahir, in order to expand actions for the benefit of both peoples.

Families, plural

La Habana, 23 May 2022. Recognizing the existence in Cuba of multiple family structures that break with the traditional model is among the most significant elements of the new Families Code, being drafted.

Accepting the plurality evident in Cuban society when it comes to this fundamental unit, allows for the inclusion and protection of families that break from the most traditional and conservative models, providing them rights and opportunities.

Cuba world leader in vaccination against Covid-19

Havana, 23 May 2022. Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodríguez highlighted the island's high rate of administering doses of vaccines against Covid-19 per 100 inhabitants, an indicator in which it exhibits world leadership.

In a message posted on Twitter, the head of Cuban diplomacy stressed that his country currently has an index of 321.61 doses administered per 100 inhabitants, which exceeds high-income nations.