“Peace is no utopia but a legitimate right of each human being and of all peoples.”
New York, 18 November 2016. Previous to the adoption of draft resolutionA/C.3/71/L.29 “Declaration on the right to peace”, at the Third Committee, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cuba, Luis Alberto Amorós Núñez, conveyed today Cuba’s aspiration, on behalf of the cosponsors, to put an end to the “drought” of over 70 years regarding the recognition of the right to peace at the United Nations Organization.
New York, 16 November 2016. Cuba reiterated today that it turns out to be unsustainable to continue financing Special Political Missions through the UN Regular Budget and considered that such Missions should be financed in the same way as peacekeeping operations, including the use of its scale of assessments and an account exclusively dedicated to them.
New York, 8 November 2016. Within the framework of the Fourth Committee, Cuba introduced today on behalf of the cosponsors, five draft resolutions submitted to the Committee under agenda item 50: “Report of the Special Committee to Investigate Israeli Practice Affecting the Human Rights of the Palestinian People and Other Arabs of the Occupied Territories.”
New York, 7 November 2016. “We support renewed and steady efforts aimed at speeding up the negotiations on the Security Council Reform, an item included in the General Assembly Agenda during more than 20 years”, reiterated the Cuban Ambassador Humberto Rivero Rosario, at the General Debate on the “Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and other matters related to the Security Council”.
New York, 4 November 2016. Cuba reiterated its concern for the tendency at the Human Rights Council to impose selectivity and double standards when dealing with human rights situations.“Today, the Council requires to be rescued from the selectivity and political manipulation characterizing its work in the treatment of country situations. Cooperation and respectful dialogue should govern the work of this organ”, considered today Ambassador Ana Silvia Rodríguez Abascal, Deputy Permanent Representative of Cuba to the United Nations, while addressing the 71 UNGA Plenary.