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Cuba rejects manipulation of human rights issue in Geneva

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Statement by the Permanent Representative of Cuba, Ambassador Pedro L. Pedroso Cuesta, in the General Debate on Issue 4 (Human rights situations requiring the Council’s attention). 36th regular session of the Human Rights Council. Geneva, Switzerland, 19 September 2017

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Cuba’s Work in Protecting Rights of Children Stressed

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Organizations from the Cuban civil society highlighted here the island’s work in protecting and promoting the rights of children and adolescents. The experiences in the work towards the comprehensive protection of children and adolescents were the focus of a parallel panel discussion to the 30th Session of the Human Rights Council, running in this city.

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68 World Health Assembly Opens in Geneva


Other issues will be also discussed, such as the world vaccination plan to reduce rates of malaria, the effects of pollution on health, medicines below standard, illegitimate products, with deceptive or forged labeling. The opening ceremony will be chaired by outgoing president Roberto Morales Ojeda, minister of Health of Cuba, who led the assembly last year. The World Health Assembly is the most important decision-making body of the World Health Organization (WHO).