Ambassador Lachezara Stoeva, president of UN Economic and Social Council welcomed the Cuban delegation to the Youth Forum 2023, composed by Mirthia Brossard, head of the Department of International Relations at the National Committe of Communist Youth League, and Keyla Estévez, head of the Center of Studies on Youth.
Cuba called for an urgent, broad reform of UN Security Council to have a more representative, democratic and transparent body as demanded by the international community. During his remarks at the debate on the use of veto, Deputy Permanent Representative, Yuri Gala Lopez, recalled the considerations issued by Cuba during adoption of resolution of 2022 which gave origin to the present debate.
The Group reaffirms our commitment to the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and human rights, including freedom of expression and access to information, as well as the principles of independence, pluralism, and diversity of the media, and urges the Department of Global Communications to further strengthen partnerships with new and traditional media in this regard.
Cuba praised the work and support of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to developing countries and to the management of the Secretariat of the G77 and China. The above mentioned was expressed by Ambassador Pedro Luis Pedroso Cuesta, acting as Chair of the G77 and China, during meeting with Mr. Jens Wandel, executive director a.i. of UNOPS.