News »

Cuba’s Role at Human Rights Council Decisive

Geneva, Mar 25 (Prensa Latina) Cuba played a decisive role at the 22nd regular session of the Human Rights Council here, where important resolutions were promoted, while selectivity, double standards, and Western accusations against certain Southern countries were opposed.

According to a communique released today by Havana’s embassy in Geneva, the United Nations has adopted by consensus the proposal made by Cuba on the right to food, agreeing to continue to deal with that issue in the Council.

A resolution was also adopted regarding the importance of achieving a regional balance on the staff for the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, to better represent the world’s rich diversity in terms of legal and political systems and schools of thought.

Both resolutions had plenty of sponsors, says the text.

The Cuban delegation strongly opposed the resolutions imposed against specific countries, particularly those introduced against Iran, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Syria, and Sri Lanka.

“These initiatives are not aimed at genuine cooperation; they are guided by purely political motives and domination, and some of them can be used as a justification to promote military interventions and impose regime change,” the Cuban ambassador in Geneva, Anayansi Rodriguez, said.

Cuba’s participation, along with that of other countries, was essential in curbing attempts by several Western delegations to include in the Council’s work the controversial concept of the responsibility to protect, the official added.

That issue is still under discussion at the UN General Assembly, and there is no consensus for discussing it at this forum, Rodriguez recalled.

Make a comment

Your email address will not be published. The mandatory fields are marked. *